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essie Gel Couture Nail Polish - 0.46 fl oz

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$12.99 when purchased online

About this item

Highlights

  • Essie gel couture caviar bar: a gel-like blue nail polish that lasts up to 14 days; longwear nail polish with a gel-like finish and chip-resistant wear with reapplication of nail polish top coat at day 7
  • Easy 2 step system: step 1: apply two coats of essie gel couture colored polish to clean, bare nails. step 2: seal with essie gel couture top coat for gel-like finish. no base coat or uv lamp needed
  • Easy removal: looks like gel, removes like regular polish. no harsh soaking, scrubbing or scraping. remove gel couture nail polish with any acetone or non-acetone nail polish remover
  • Swirl stem brush: for precise application and generous coverage for your at home manicure
  • Vegan nail polish formula: zero animal derived ingredients and no animal testing
  • Essie, america’s nail salon expert: essie is the go-to nail brand for celebrities, beauty professionals, fashion icons and the color obsessed

Description

essie gel couture is gel-like, longwear nail polish that lasts for up to 14 days* at home in 2 easy steps. no base coat or uv lamp needed. essie cruelty free nail polish is chip-resistant polish that looks like gel but removes like regular polish. featuring a swirl-stem brush for precise, generous coverage and application.
gel-like nail polish that lasts up to 14 days* in 2 easy steps

step 1: apply 2 coats of gel couture color to clean, bare nails
step 2: seal with gel couture top coat for gel-like finish. no base coat or uv lamp needed

*reapplication of top coat at day 7
Health Facts: Vegan, Formaldehyde-Free, Formaldehyde Resin-Free, Animal By-Product-Free
Color Finish: Gloss, Semi-Sheer, High Shine
Color Palette: Dark Tones
Product Form: Gel
Beauty Purpose: Nail Care, Shine Enhancing
Net weight: .46 fl oz (US)
Features: Long Lasting, High Shine
TCIN: 50637390
UPC: 095008021287
Item Number (DPCI): 052-06-3653
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it.

Ingredients:

butyl acetate, ethyl acetate, nitrocellulose, tosylamide/epoxy resin, isopropyl alcohol, acetyl tributyl citrate, dipropylene glycol dibenzoate, sucrose acetate isobutyrate, stearalkonium hectorite, acrylates copolymer, octocrylene, propyl acetate, tributyl citrate, alcohol denat., adipic acid neopentyl glycol/trimellitic anhydride copolymer, hydrogenated acetophenone/oxymethylene copolymer, synthetic fluorphlogopite, calcium sodium borosilicate, dimethicone, calcium aluminum borosilicate, silica, citric acid, barium sulfate, oxidized polyethylene, benzophenone-1, colophonium / rosin / colophane, tin oxide, alumina, magnesium silicate, aluminum hydroxide, ci 77002 / aluminum hydroxide, [+/- may contain / peut contenir cl 77891 / titanium dioxide, mica, cl 77491, cl 77499 / iron oxides, ci 77000 / aluminum powder, cl 15850 / red 7 lake, c1 15880 / red 34 lake, ci 19140 / yellow 5 lake, cl 77400 / bronze powder, cl 15850 / red 6 lake, cl 77820 / silver, c1 77510 / ferric ammonium ferrocyanide, c 77163 / bismuth oxychloride, c 77266 / black 2, cl 77288 / chromium oxide greens, c1 77510 / ferric ferrocyanide, ci 42090 / blue 1 lake] f.i.l d237940/7 ]

Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 2.91 inches length x 1.28 inches width x 1.25 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.12 pounds
We regret that this item cannot be shipped to PO Boxes.
This item cannot be shipped to the following locations: United States Minor Outlying Islands, Hawaii, American Samoa (see also separate entry under AS), Puerto Rico (see also separate entry under PR), Northern Mariana Islands, Virgin Islands, U.S., APO/FPO, Guam (see also separate entry under GU), Alaska

Return details

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Essence Festival of Culture

About the collection
L’Oreal USA is a proud to be joining the ESSENCE Festival of Culture in a three-year sponsorship of the annual event. ESSENCE Festival of Culture mobilizes, informs and uplifts the largest global gathering of everyday, multigenerational Black women in a safe space to achieve new levels of sisterhood, personal development, wealth creation, civic engagement & community leadership.
L’Oreal USA and it’s brands are proud to be a part of this event and to celebrate the beauty of the Black consumer, it’s curly hair, skintones, and colors. We recognize your influence in the beauty space and celebrate you.
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4.5 out of 5 stars with 2008 reviews
73% would recommend
326 recommendations
easy to apply: 4.43 out of 5
quality: 3.99 out of 5
long lasting: 3.94 out of 5
easy to remove: 4.41 out of 5
value: 3.73 out of 5

Woukd highly recommend

5 out of 5 stars
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Julr - 8 days ago, Verified purchaser
Doesn’t leave ugly brush strokes and the brush is the perfect ratio or size where it doesn’t leave puddles or go beyond the intended area. Best at home polish product for sure. I go to the salon once every two months for a professional to push back my cuticles, buff the nails, and trim an extra skin on the sides but I use this in between and I looks just as good as a salon manicure that lasts at least 8-10 days. It also dries fairly quickly.
quality: 4 out of 5
long lasting: 4 out of 5
easy to apply: 5 out of 5
easy to remove: 5 out of 5
value: 3 out of 5
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NO - STAINED/DAMAGED NAILS

1 out of 5 stars
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Rachel - 19 days ago, Verified purchaser
I wore the Paisley All the Way polish over the winter months and although it’s a beautiful color, when I took it off to re-apply, I realized my nails had been STAINED GREEN from this polish!! Not only that, but it actually caused so much damage to 2 toenails that I basically lost them. They are STILL growing back out almost 5 months later. This is the SECOND Essie polish to stain my nails in recent months. I absolutely do NOT recommend and will not use Essie polish again.
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Disapponted

1 out of 5 stars
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Deeezzznutts - 28 days ago, Verified purchaser
The paint came off my nails the next day. Horrible nail polish
1 reply from Essie Team team - 26 days ago
Hi there, We want to understand what happened just as much as you do. The Gel Couture colors applied in 2 coats to bare, clean nails and topped with the Gel Couture Top Coat should last for well over a week. If you would like to speak to us directly about your recent purchase, give us a call @ 866-313-7845 M-F 9 am-5:30 pm ET
long lasting: 1 out of 5
easy to apply: 1 out of 5
easy to remove: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
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super long lasting salon gel look

5 out of 5 stars
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happy customer - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
this exceeded my expectations for a drugstore nail polish. this lasts so long without chipping and really has that professional gel style look. it says to reapply the top coat at day 7 but i chose not to to really see how long it would last and i made it 10 days no chips. i’m confident this could last 14 days with reapplication of the top coat. also, it removes super easily with acetone polish and left my nails feeling as strong as they did before i put polish on them. the lighter colors are a bit more sheer so you have to put on more product but i found that applying a larger bead of polish on to a nail and then using the want to spread it across the nail is best
long lasting: 5 out of 5
easy to remove: 5 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
easy to apply: 4 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Day 4: So far so good!

5 out of 5 stars
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JRSV - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
The color is vibrant and beautiful under the Gel Matte Top Coat. Application was easy and solid, and the only wear I can see on day 4 is at the top edge of the nail. No chipping! Definitely getting other colors.
quality: 5 out of 5
long lasting: 4 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
easy to remove: 4 out of 5
easy to apply: 5 out of 5
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Tesa

3 out of 5 stars
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T - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
It is too thick, I m not a great polisher. So I Need to go over my nails 2 to 3 times. Which makes this polish too thick for me.
1 reply from Essie Team team - 2 months ago
Hi there! Thank you for your feedback on the essie Gel Couture Nail Polish - First View Blue shade. We are sad to hear that you did not see the results you expected and it was too thick. We suggest only doing one or 2 coats and allowing dryng in between. We will share this information with our production and development teams, and we hope that you will continue to try and use our products in the future with satisfaction.
easy to remove: 3 out of 5
quality: 2 out of 5
easy to apply: 3 out of 5
long lasting: 3 out of 5
value: 2 out of 5
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Awesome nail polish

5 out of 5 stars
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Nmaimone - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
It’s such a great color just a light sheer pink but it always looks like a you got a manicure. Great color and lasts long!
long lasting: 5 out of 5
easy to remove: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
easy to apply: 5 out of 5
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WRONG ITEM

1 out of 5 stars
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Ppaaayy - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
Target sent me a different color shade. It should be a different barcode but they still sent me a different shade with a totally different name.
1 reply from Essie Team team - 2 months ago
Hi there, we can imagine how frustrating that must be…we hope the seller can make it right for you!
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Peeled off

1 out of 5 stars
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Jay81 - 2 months ago
It’s a no for me. It peeled off like a sticker right after it dried up and mind you I used the 2 step Essie clear top coat to seal.
quality: 1 out of 5
easy to remove: 5 out of 5
easy to apply: 4 out of 5
long lasting: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Perfect Mauve!

5 out of 5 stars
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Bri - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
I'm a long time fan of Essie's normal formula, but their gel couture polish is superior in my opinion. Overall the brush is easy to use and applies smooth, even coats of polish. The deeper, darker shades are very pigmented, so don't forget a base coat! Dry time is fairly quick (10-20 mins) when pairing with the gel setter top coat. I type a lot for work, so I do my nails weekly to keep them looking fresh, but the polish could easily last two weeks, maybe more depending on your day-to-day.
easy to apply: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
easy to remove: 3 out of 5
long lasting: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Dries quickly.

2 out of 5 stars
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A - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
Dries quickly but chipped easily
easy to remove: 5 out of 5
long lasting: 1 out of 5
easy to apply: 5 out of 5
quality: 2 out of 5
value: 3 out of 5
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Nice alternative to going to the nail salon

5 out of 5 stars
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Shanilla - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
I bought this nail polish in the color In-Vest In Style. It’s a beautiful forest/emerald green. I rarely paint my fingernails at home because it will usually chip within hours, but this nail polish is different! It’s been four days since I painted my nails and I only have one chip. That is a huge win in my book! Be sure to use at least two coats of color and follow with the gel couture top coat.
long lasting: 4 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
easy to apply: 5 out of 5
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The best polish

5 out of 5 stars
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Hannah - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
This is the best polish I've tried. It is opaque and has good coverage, it dries pretty quickly (I never accidentally smudge my polish with this) and it lasts a long time before chipping. I'm gonna stick with essie and stop trying other brands
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Salon Feel!

5 out of 5 stars
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Kay - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
I like this brand because it’s quick drying and has a gel-look. This color is more of an off-white color with subtle pink tones.
quality: 5 out of 5
long lasting: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
easy to remove: 5 out of 5
easy to apply: 5 out of 5
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Disappointed

2 out of 5 stars
mia - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
Really wanted to love this but it takes an insane amount of time for it to dry! It also takes closer to 4-5 layers to not have streaks or blotchy spots. I’m going on 10 minutes now and it is still tacky 😞
easy to remove: 5 out of 5
quality: 2 out of 5
easy to apply: 2 out of 5
long lasting: 2 out of 5
value: 2 out of 5
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Pretty but not long lasting.

3 out of 5 stars
Eliza - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
This Polish is super pretty, it does look like a gel. However it chips super easily even with the top coat. I only got a day of wear before it was chipping.
1 reply from Essie Team team - 2 months ago
Hi Eliza, we can see this wouldn’t be the result you were hoping for… and we want to understand what happened just as much as you do. The Gel Couture colors like Not What It Seams go over bare nails for best adhesion and is sealed with the Gel Couture Top Coat. If you would like to speak to us directly about your recent purchase, give us a call @ 866-313-7845 M-F 9 am-5:30 pm ET
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Streaky. Took 3 coats

3 out of 5 stars
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SG - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
I’m not sure if it was the bottle I got or if it’s the formula, but it went on very streaky. It took me 3 coats to get it looking somewhat even and now it’s not the sheer coverage that I was looking for. It also gets a bit clumpy in certain areas, like it’s a bottle that has been sitting on my shelf for a couple of months without use. It also takes a while to completely dry, so with having to do 3 coats…not impressed.
easy to apply: 3 out of 5
quality: 2 out of 5
value: 2 out of 5
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Like liquid steel

5 out of 5 stars
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Meghan - 3 months ago
I literally slammed my finger in a door an hour after I put this on and it did not budge, chip, dent, nothing. I’m writing this review 6 days after I put it on and still it has not moved at all. The only imperfection I have seen is some bubbling but you can’t see it unless you look really close and most likely that’s user error. I got the color sheer fantasy. ✨
easy to remove: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
long lasting: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
easy to apply: 5 out of 5
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Looks like a clear coat

2 out of 5 stars
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Rebecca12345 - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
I painted 2 coats like the instructions said and the color is completely sheer. I know the name of the color is “sheer fantasy” but the pictures in the description show it being actual pink on the nail. Not sure if I’m doing something wrong but this feels like a huge waste of money
value: 2 out of 5
easy to apply: 5 out of 5
long lasting: 4 out of 5
quality: 3 out of 5
easy to remove: 4 out of 5
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Best at home mani!

5 out of 5 stars
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Ali W - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
This stuff is amazing! Do two coats of the clear coat to make them last longer!
easy to remove: 5 out of 5
easy to apply: 5 out of 5
long lasting: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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