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- Gel-like pink 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 free of animal testing and harmful ingredients: all essie nail polishes are always without formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde resin, camphor, ethyl tosylamide, xylene, triphenyl phosphate, and animal derived ingredients
- Essie, america’s nail salon expert: essie is the go-to nail brand for celebrities, beauty professionals, fashion icons and the color obsessed
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
Q: Which color is a good sheer pink for a french manicure?
A: I don't have a recommendation for the gel line, but Mademoiselle in the regular Essie line is my all-time favorite for a French manicure. Ballet Slippers is another good one.submitted bygLamping - 4 months ago
A: Hi there Christie! We agree, the gel couture color "sheer fantasy" is a great option for a french manicure. This graceful sheer pink is the perfect base color.submitted byEssie Team - 2 years agoBrand expert
A: Hi Christie! We would recommend Sheer Fantasy. Hope this helps!submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 2 years agoBrand expert
Q: Is this the same as actual gel from salons
A: Hi there Andrea! Unlike salon gel nailcolors, the Gel Couture does not require the use of a UV lamp and is easily removed with your regular polish remover.submitted byEssie Team - 3 years agoBrand expert
A: Hi Andrea! This gel polish is sometimes used in a salon. It is typically on the wall of polishes to choose from, rather than the ones that set under a heat lamp. I hope this helps!submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 3 years agoBrand expert
A: ABSOLUTELY IT IS NOT!submitted byTrisha - 3 years ago
Q: Does this dry more quickly than regular nail polish?
A: Hi there! The Gel Couture nail colors are a longwear nail enamel. They take slightly longer to dry than a classic nail color. A classic takes about 2 minutes per layer to dry, the Gel Couture takes about 5 minutes per layer to dry. Once you have your layers on, it takes about 15 minutes to dry, but you always want to refrain from busy nails for the first hour or so after your mani.submitted byEssie Team - 2 years agoBrand expert
A: Hi ajm! After you have painted two base coats and a top coat of essie gel couture polish, it takes about 15 minutes to dry. Hope this helps!submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 2 years agoBrand expert
Q: Are any of these gel colors shimmer? From the photos they all look opaque/flat color
A: Hi there Deirdre! The Gel Couture nail colors come in a wide range of colors and finishes. Online it can be harder to know what you’re seeing so scroll down and read the “HIGHLIGHTS” to learn if the color is opaque, sheer, shimmer, etc. And yes, the Wearing Hue is a creamy delicate white with a slight blush of champagne and shimmer.submitted byEssie Team - 2 years agoBrand expert
A: Hello Deirdre, Try shade Wearing Hue? for a beautiful shimmer. Hope this helps :)submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 3 years agoBrand expert
Q: Can I use this polish with a UV lamp?
A: Hi Amanda! Don't use a UV lamp with the Gel Couture nail colors and Top Coat This formula is made for easy home use. No base coat is used. Apply 2 coats of color to bare nails, finish with the top coat and let your nails dry like a normal nail enamel. Remove with your regular polish remover.submitted byEssie Team - 3 years agoBrand expert
A: Hi Amanda! No UV lamp is required for this gel polish to set. Hope this helps!submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 3 years agoBrand expert
Q: Does the top coat come with the polish, or do you purchase it separately?
A: Hi Y4Yvette! This particular nail polish is sold individually. However, you may see some deals where the essie Gel Couture Nail Polish's are sold in a package set with a top coat. Hope this helps!submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 3 years agoBrand expert
A: Hi there Y4Yvette! The gel couture top coat and gel couture nail enamels are all sold separately, but from time to time, you may see the top coat banded to a specific color as part of a limited edition offer in the stores.submitted byEssie Team - 3 years agoBrand expert
Q: Even though it isn't required, will the Essie base coat help the gel couture polish last longer?
A: Hi AMM! The essie here to stay base coat will help bold color to your nail. It also helps prevent the nails from staining. Hope this helps!submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 3 years agoBrand expert
A: Hi there AMM! The Gel Couture colors were made to go over a bare nail bed, with not base coat. While base coats help classic nail enamels adhere to the nail bed, we don't think the Gel Couture will work well over a base coat.submitted byEssie Team - 3 years agoBrand expert
Q: How do you remove this polish? Does it require soaking in Acetone?
A: I use regular polish remover and it comes off very easily.submitted byKira - 4 years ago
A: Hi there Roberta. The essie Gel Couture nail colors are removed like any normal nail enamel. Use your favorite nail polish remover. No special soaking needed.submitted byEssie Team - 4 years agoBrand expert
Q: Can i use regular nail polish under this top coat?
A: Hi Esther! The Gel Couture Top Coat is recommended with the Essie Gel Couture Nail Polish. I hope this helps!submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 4 years agoBrand expert
A: I do! I have several regular Essie polishes and use this Gel topcoat, and it works well! A manicurist used this combo on me one, and I've been doing it ever since.submitted byvnssa906 - 4 years ago
Q: To start with can I use my own CLEAR TOP COAT?
A: Hi there Serendipity4t! For best results and longest wear with your Gel Couture nail enamel, we recommend using the gel couture top coat. However, you can certainly use your current top coat over you Gel Couture nail color for now.submitted byEssie Team - 4 years agoBrand expert
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