Essie Gel Couture provides up to 14 days of color and shine in unique, couture-inspired shades. Create a gel-like wear & shine in an easy 2-step system.
All new essie shades with pure color pigments that lay down rich, streak-free color for a perfectly tailored fit. repeat with second coat. no base coat necessary.
finish with Essie cutting edge, high gloss top coat. this quick-drying top coat helps protect color and magnifies shine for an ultra-glossy finish without a lamp.
· Formulated for use on natural nails without a base coat.
· No lamp required for curing.
· Easy soak free removal.
· New breakthrough brush & stem.
Used it as a topcoat over Gel Couture polish and my nails have been chip free for 5 days. Very happy with how this turned out!
I use this as a top coat on regular polish for a quick mani that lasts up to a week. It serves its purpose!
Doesn't strengthen my nails or lengthen wear as a base coat. A a top coat it takes ages to dry, isn't that shiny, doesn't resist scratching. Waste of time. I went back to my Essie Million Nails as a base coat/strengthener, and Essie Good to Go as a fast dry Top Coat.
As a base coat, it definitely does its job. After five days, it isn't chipping but it's not looking perfect either.As a top coat, i'm not sure. I've been using opis top coat for as long as i can remember and i prefer the high opi-shine. But i think essie is ok too! It doesn't dry super fast but it doesn't take forever (which i tink opi takes). I prefer essies brushes compared to opi's och china glaze's. The strenghtening part I can't say anything about. I can't feel any difference. If you are looking for a great allround polish I would recommend it! If you want a really high shine top coat I would recommend something else. And it isn't near as fast as seche white, but I don't like the shrinkage from seche white so I don't mind. I think this is a good product, not more or less.