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essie Gel Couture clear nail polish top coat - 0.46 fl oz

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$12.99 when purchased online

About this item

Highlights

  • Essie gel couture shiny top coat: longwear clear nail polish with a gel-like shiny finish
  • Long-lasting gel-like nail polish: chip and fade-resistant nail color meets gel-like high shine no base coat no uv lamp
  • Easy two step system: high adherence nail color + gel-like high shine top coat step 1: apply 2 coats of gel couture color step 2: apply gel couture top coat
  • Looks like gel removes like regular polish: remove gel couture nail polish with any acetone or non-acetone nail polish remover; no harsh soaking, scrubbing or scraping
  • Precise generous application: swirl stem brush for precise, generous coverage and flawless at home application
  • 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

inspired by haute couture essie Gel couture is salon quality & longwear at home without the uv lamp. chip and fade resistant color meets gel-like high shine in just 2 easy steps. no base coat, no uv lamp needed. 91% agree it looks like gel, but removes like regular polish, with no harsh soaking, scrubbing or scraping needed. available in a collection of exquisite, long lasting colors.

step 1- apply 2 coats of Gel couture color to clean, bare nails, step 2- finish with 1 coat of Gel couture top coat
Health Facts: Camphor-Free, DBP-Free, Vegan, Formaldehyde-Free, Formaldehyde Resin-Free, Toluene-Free, Animal By-Product-Free
Color Finish: Gloss
Color Palette: Translucent
Product Form: Gel
Beauty Purpose: Nail Care
Net weight: .46 fl oz (US)
Features: High Shine
TCIN: 50637455
UPC: 095008021409
Item Number (DPCI): 052-06-0004
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, dipropylene glycol dibenzoate, isopropyl alcohol, acetyl tributyl citrate, cellulose acetate butyrate, acrylates copolymer, sucrose acetate isobutyrate, phthalic anhydride/glycerin/glycidyl decanoate copolymer, alcohol denat., polymethylsilsesquioxane, colloidal platinum, [+/- may contain ci 60725 / violet 2], f.i.l. d252201/1

Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 3 inches length x 1.5 inches width x 1.5 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: American Samoa (see also separate entry under AS), Puerto Rico (see also separate entry under PR), Alaska, Hawaii, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Virgin Islands, U.S., APO/FPO, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam (see also separate entry under GU)

Return details

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Q: Can this be used with other nail polishes?

submitted by Kat - 4 years ago
  • A: Hey there Kat! We agree, the Gel Couture Top Coat was made to give the Gel Couture nail enamels a tough, long lasting finish with loads of shine, but it can be use over any nail enamel.

    submitted byEssie Team - 4 years ago
    Brand expert
  • A: Hi Kat! This Top Coat is formulated to work best with the essie Gel Couture Nail Polishes, but can definitely be used with other nail polishes as well. Hope this helps!

    submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 4 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Is this fast drying?

submitted by L - 4 years ago
  • A: Hi L! Yes! This is a fast drying top coat that is easily removed with regular nail polish remover. Hope this helps!

    submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 4 years ago
    Brand expert
  • A: Hi there L! The Gel Couture Top Coat is part of the long wear Gel Couture collection. This long wear top coat may actually take an extra minute longer to dry compared to other top coats. As a rule, the longer the wear, the longer a nail product takes to set.

    submitted byEssie Team - 4 years ago
    Brand expert
4.6 out of 5 stars with 4241 reviews
77% would recommend
77 recommendations
easy to remove: 4.61 out of 5
value: 3.84 out of 5
quality: 4.04 out of 5
long lasting: 3.88 out of 5
easy to apply: 4.54 out of 5

Great coverage!!!!!!

5 out of 5 stars
Rubies Polishednailz - 14 days ago
originally posted on essie.com
I'm wearing this color as a mani now and I love it, so pretty and soft.
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Lasts! Easy application, nice thin formula

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Em - 19 days ago, Verified purchaser
So good…helped my color last for a few days when normally my fingernails are chipping at the end of day 1 or 2! Thin and easy to apply. Much, much better than the goopy Sally Hansen Miracle Gel topcoat that would peel off in one piece after a day! (normally I love the Sally Hansen gels but the topcoat isn’t good).
easy to remove: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
long lasting: 5 out of 5
easy to apply: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Greedflation Strikes Again

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Kat - 1 month ago
Not worth it after price hikes. $13? $11 was a splurge for me, but I can’t justify $13. I hate to say it, but retailers really do be making us shop at Amazon for the same product but cheaper these days.
1 reply from Essie Team team - 1 month ago
Hi there Kat, we get that no one wants to pay more than they have to…we appreciate your comments and will share them with our team!
easy to apply: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
easy to remove: 1 out of 5
long lasting: 1 out of 5
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Essie is My all-time favorite !

5 out of 5 stars
dms53 - 1 month ago
originally posted on essie.com
I have been an Essie fan for over 30 years when I first started doing my own french and swiss style manicures. At that time I used the Marshmallow or Ballet slipper on the whole nail and a solid white on the tips. For years now I have used Pre-Show Jitters Gel polish and love it! I mostly do my own but when I treat myself to a mani or pedi at the salon I bring my polish with me and the nail technicians always comment on how much they like this color. Many compliments over the years on my Essie nails 🤍
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Not worth it

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
G - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
I normally use Gelish. A coworker talked me into trying this. You have to apply very quickly or it starts drying on you. I got one day without chips and after 4 days it was chipped completely and looked awful. Going back to my Gelish.
1 reply from Essie Team team - 1 month ago
Hi there, We want to understand what happened just as much as you do. 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
easy to remove: 5 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
easy to apply: 1 out of 5
long lasting: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
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Best top coat

5 out of 5 stars
anonymous - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
The best top coat! Makes polish last forever!
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Love it

4 out of 5 stars
Rita1955 - 3 months ago
originally posted on essie.com
I bought this last year on New Years Eve, and was so happy that I ordered more colors when I ran out. I always seem to run out of Step 2 before Step 1. I love that following the easy steps 1&2 is simple, dries within minutes (less than 5) and stays on much longer than my regular polish. It doesn't last as long as a Salon Gel treatment but it also doesn't require the special light. The light ages my skin and I don't like using it but this works well enough and easy enough without the aging skin effect.
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Top coat

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
TxGrl - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
Best top coat, my favorite.
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A definite buy!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
LvTrgt - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
Love that I can apply to any nail color and the nail polish stays on for days.
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Best top coat

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
wimama - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
This is the best top coat I've found. I use it on all kinds of polish.
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What happened?

3 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Kristina - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
I've been using this topcoat for around 5 years but the last few bottles I've bought have been really off. I think Essie must have quietly changed the formula or something cause all the reasons I used to gladly drop 13 bucks on this every couple months are no longer present. It used to be perfect- thin consistency, dried fast and shiny, no shrinkage- but now it's the consistency of honey, shrinks like crazy, and takes much longer to dry. I had to add polish thinner to the last few bottles before I could use them. I guess I'll be on the hunt for a new tc again after I finish this latest bottle. Ugh, STOP REFORMULATING GOOD PRODUCTS! >:(
1 reply from Essie Team team - 5 months ago
Hi there! We are disappointed to hear that your recent purchase of the Gel Couture clear Nail Polish Top Coat, did not meet your expectations and is thick and does not dry as quick as you would like. We will share this feedback with the rest of our team and we hope that you will continue to explore and try our products with satisfaction in the future.
easy to apply: 3 out of 5
quality: 3 out of 5
easy to remove: 5 out of 5
value: 3 out of 5
long lasting: 3 out of 5
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Love it!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Audrey - 5 months ago
This is the only top coat I will buy. It can last up to 2 weeks, dries quick, gives a nice shine, and strengthens my nails. Idk what more I could ask for! Hands down the best I’ve used.
long lasting: 5 out of 5
easy to remove: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
easy to apply: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Only topcoat i use

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Targetlova124 - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
Everytime i use this people ask me if I got a gel manicure. I use it with any essie polish not just the gel couture ones. Makes my nails dry so fast and shiny
long lasting: 5 out of 5
easy to apply: 5 out of 5
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Shrinks + peel off

1 out of 5 stars
Kelspel - 6 months ago
originally posted on essie.com
I used this on sheer fantasy colour and after some hours I saw that it had shrunk. 2 days later I was able to peel off the nail polish in its entirety. I am not satisfied with the gel couture collection.
1 reply from Consumer Care Center team - 6 months ago
Hello Kelspel. Thank you for sharing your experience with the gel couture top coat! What you describe is very unusual and we want to understand what happened just as much as you do. 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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Dries pretty quickly, glossy finish

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Sarah - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
This dries much quicker than OPI’s top coat. It has a pretty, glossy finish and isn’t too gloopy. I used it to make my salon gel manicure last longer. Very happy!
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
easy to apply: 5 out of 5
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Terrible

1 out of 5 stars
Nasha - 7 months ago
originally posted on essie.com
Maybe if you apply it with the top coat in the morning and then don’t touch anything else FOR THE REST OF THE DAY, your manicure will still look good. The polish got all mushed overnight, despite giving it 3 hours to set. Also this color needs a minimum of 3 coats to not be completely translucent on the nail.
1 reply from consumer care team - 7 months ago
Hi there Nasha… We want to understand what happened just as much as you do. The Gel Couture longwear colors should take about 5 minutes to dry. The color Sheer Fantasy should be a sheer pink nail polish. However, Gel Couture is also available in opaque pinks like the shade Matter of Fiction. 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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Essie is all I wear

5 out of 5 stars
Lela816 - 7 months ago
originally posted on essie.com
I normally always wear ballad slipper but tried this color while getting my mani and it stays on a good 10 days just in time for my biweekly mani! Essie is the best out there! This color does remind me of ballet slippers. Classic color goes with anything!
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Perfect sheer nude for cool toned complexions

5 out of 5 stars
HouTwo - 8 months ago
originally posted on essie.com
Nude shades are usually too warm on me. Even Fairy Tailor is a too warm. This shade is perfectly “my nails but better” with just 1 coat. And the formula has excellent durability. I can get a whole week without chips, peeling, or scratches. The brush shape even lets clumsy me get a near perfect polish even with my non-dominant hand.
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cheap

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
gee - 8 months ago, Verified purchaser
scratches and peels off like dried glue.
1 reply from Essie Team team - 8 months ago
Hi there! Thank you for your feedback on the Gel Couture clear nail polish top coat. We are disappointed to hear that you did not like the results and it peeled off. We will share this information with the rest of our team and we hope that you will continue to try and use our products with satisfaction in the future.
long lasting: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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The PERFECT sheer polish!

5 out of 5 stars
River daughter - 8 months ago
originally posted on essie.com
I have Sheer Fantasy and Fairy Tailor in the gel line, and love both; but Fairy Tailor is more peach and opaque than this shade. Sheer Fantasy is a truly sheer polish (no shimmer) with a “your nails but better” look that’s absolutely perfect for everyday wear. It looks great on long nails in particular. One coat is barely visible, but two coats is enough to give the impression of a very lightly pink French manicure (but it’s not opaque enough to hide stains or imperfections in the nail, so be aware). It’s such a classic look, perfect for a Grace Kelly style outfit. If you don’t need color with your outfit, and just want to look like you were born with perfect nails, this is your shade. It’s quite similar to Mademoiselle from the regular Essie line, with a very faint milkiness after two coats. Gorgeous. Note: I have cool olive skin.
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