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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 rock the runway: gel-like red 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: Camphor-Free, DBP-Free, Vegan, Formaldehyde-Free, Formaldehyde Resin-Free, Toluene-Free, Animal By-Product-Free
Color Finish: High Shine, Semi-Sheer, Gloss
Color Palette: Bright Tones
Product Form: Gel
Beauty Purpose: Shine Enhancing
Net weight: .46 fl oz (US)
Features: High Shine
TCIN: 50637391
UPC: 095008021096
Item Number (DPCI): 052-06-3634
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, dimethicone, synthetic fluorphlogopite, calcium sodium borosilicate, calcium aluminum borosilicate, barium sulfate, silica, citric acid, oxidized polyethylene, benzophenone-1, colophonium / rosin/ colophane, tin oxide, alumina, magnesium silicate, aluminum hydroxide, cl 77002 / aluminum hydroxide, acetone, [+/- may contain / c 77891 / titanium dioxide, mica, ci 77491, c 77499 / iron oxides, c 77000 / aluminum powder, c 15850 / red 7 lake, cl 15880 / red 34 lake, cl 19140 / yellow 5 lake, cl 15850 / red 6 lake, c 77510 / ferric ammonium ferrocyanide, c1 77400 / bronze powder, cl 77820 / silver, cl 77266 / black 2, ci 77163 / bismuth oxychloride, cl 77510 / ferric ferrocyanide, ci 77288 / chromium oxide greens, c 42090 / blue 1 lake] f.il. d237940/8

Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 2.91 inches length x 1.25 inches width x 1.2 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.12 pounds
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Q: Which color is a good sheer pink for a french manicure?

submitted by Christie - 3 years ago
  • 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 - 1 year 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 - 3 years ago
    Brand expert
  • A: Hi Christie! We would recommend Sheer Fantasy. Hope this helps!

    submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 3 years ago
    Brand expert
  • A: Sheer Fantasy, but Fairy Tailor is another great option.

    submitted bycraftymama - 7 months ago

Q: Is this the same as actual gel from salons

submitted by Andrea - 4 years ago
  • 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 - 4 years ago
    Brand 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 - 4 years ago
    Brand expert
  • A: ABSOLUTELY IT IS NOT!

    submitted byTrisha - 4 years ago

Q: Does this dry more quickly than regular nail polish?

submitted by Booooooo - 3 years ago
  • 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 - 3 years ago
    Brand 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 - 3 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Are any of these gel colors shimmer? From the photos they all look opaque/flat color

submitted by Deirdre - 3 years ago
  • 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 - 3 years ago
    Brand expert
  • A: Hello Deirdre, Try shade Wearing Hue? for a beautiful shimmer. Hope this helps :)

    submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 3 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Can I use this polish with a UV lamp?

submitted by Amanda - 4 years ago
  • 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 - 4 years ago
    Brand expert
  • A: Hi Amanda! No UV lamp is required for this gel polish to set. Hope this helps!

    submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 4 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Does the top coat come with the polish, or do you purchase it separately?

submitted by Y4Yvette - 4 years ago
  • 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 - 4 years ago
    Brand expert
  • 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 - 4 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Even though it isn't required, will the Essie base coat help the gel couture polish last longer?

submitted by AMM - 4 years ago
  • 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 - 4 years ago
    Brand expert
  • 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 - 4 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: How do you remove this polish? Does it require soaking in Acetone?

submitted by Roberta - 5 years ago
  • A: I use regular polish remover and it comes off very easily.

    submitted byKira - 5 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 - 5 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Can i use regular nail polish under this top coat?

submitted by Esther - 5 years ago
  • 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 - 5 years ago
  • 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 - 5 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: What's the longest wear you got from this polish?

submitted by tabby - 6 months ago
  • A: Hey Tabby, Great question! The Essie Gel Couture Nail polish is a gel-like nail polish that lasts up to 14 days* in 2 easy steps! We recommend to reapply the top coat at day 7 for extended wear! For all your future beauty questions, get real-time answers using the “Chat with a Virtual Beauty Consultant” button, found on every product page.

    submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 6 months ago
    Brand expert

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 2086 reviews
73% would recommend
333 recommendations
long lasting: 3.9 out of 5
quality: 3.96 out of 5
value: 3.71 out of 5
easy to apply: 4.45 out of 5
easy to remove: 4.41 out of 5

Awful experience

1 out of 5 stars
Ana00 - 10 days ago
originally posted on essie.com
Awful nail polish it was string, very hard to put on and started drying as I try to put on an even coat
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Love the pinks!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
maribela - 14 days ago
Applies so easily and dries very well!
long lasting: 4 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
easy to remove: 5 out of 5
easy to apply: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Beautiful but peels?

2 out of 5 stars
Ashlee - 16 days ago, Verified purchaser
Although, the finished product was a beautiful. Within days I was able to peel off the entire nail polish from top to bottom.
easy to remove: 5 out of 5
easy to apply: 5 out of 5
value: 2 out of 5
quality: 2 out of 5
long lasting: 1 out of 5
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Excellent

5 out of 5 stars
Packee - 21 days ago
originally posted on essie.com
I just used the gel couture today and I have to tell you it is fantastic. My nails are smooth like glass The application was effortless. I do my own nails and they look like they were professionally done. Thank you
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Best gel like

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Babeomi - 22 days ago, Verified purchaser
It does take quite some time to dry but i like it. My favorite is the sheer fantasy
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
long lasting: 4 out of 5
easy to apply: 5 out of 5
easy to remove: 5 out of 5
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Chips and peels quickly

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Amorr22 - 22 days ago, Verified purchaser
Chips and peels in 2 days
1 reply from Essie Team team - 21 days ago
Hi there Amor22! Thank you for your feedback on the Gel Couture Nail Polish - Rock The Runway shade. We are sad to hear that you did not see the results you expected and you had chipping and peeling . 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.
value: 1 out of 5
easy to apply: 5 out of 5
easy to remove: 5 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
long lasting: 1 out of 5
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Dont purchase-waste of money

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
G - 27 days ago, Verified purchaser
Cheap and peels and chips off easily.
1 reply from Essie Team team - 25 days ago
Hi there G! We are sad to hear that you the Gel Couture Nail Polish, in the shade Matter of Fiction, did not meet your expectations and chipped and peeled on you. We know that this can be fristrating and will share this information with the rest of our teams. We suggest ensuring that your coats are fully dry before applying another and using Top Coat to seal everything as a final step. We hope that you will continue to explore our products with satisfaction in the future.
easy to apply: 4 out of 5
long lasting: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
easy to remove: 4 out of 5
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Disapponting

2 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
alicialee05 - 27 days ago, Verified purchaser
Takes way too long to dry. So far have managed to ruin the nails before they’re fully dry every single time. They start chipping/cracking after 2 days. I’d rather use the expressie stuff and at least not have to spend 12 hours doing my nails.
easy to apply: 5 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
long lasting: 1 out of 5
easy to remove: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
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Love!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Dhall5 - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
My favorite polish! It lasts and doesn’t chip like so many do.
easy to apply: 5 out of 5
easy to remove: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
long lasting: 5 out of 5
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Best polish, I do not pay for manicures anymore

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Nina - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
As long as you apply the polish correctly, you can get a beautiful manicure that lasts up to 2 weeks, depending on how hard you are on your nails as well as whether or not you use gloves with cleaning products, etc. Your nails need to be CLEAN and DRY. Use a BASE COAT! This helps give a smooth base, as well as keeping very rich and dark colors from staining your nails especially if you wear those colors very often. Once you have on however many coats of polish you want (I wouldn't go more than 3 coats at most), use the Gel Couture Top Coat. Make sure you get the tips of your nails where the chipping starts, just like the salon does it. It doesn't take long to dry, but if you do use 3 coats of polish, I would recomend letting those coats dry very well before using topcoat. For the topcat, I use 1-2 coats. The topcoat dries quickly too.
easy to apply: 5 out of 5
easy to remove: 5 out of 5
long lasting: 5 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
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Lasts for awhile, beautiful color

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
designer - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
I got the fairy tailor and it is a beautiful sheer pinkish whitish color. I use 3 coats for a more opaque look. I really like this polish.
easy to apply: 5 out of 5
easy to remove: 5 out of 5
long lasting: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Woukd highly recommend

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Julr - 2 months 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
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Rachel - 2 months 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
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Deeezzznutts - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
The paint came off my nails the next day. Horrible nail polish
1 reply from Essie Team team - 2 months 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
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
happy customer - 2 months 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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Great neutral

4 out of 5 stars
EMC1 - 3 months ago
originally posted on essie.com
Love this polish. Smooth, everyday neutral. I used 3 coats and 2 of top coat. Smooth application and fast drying. I gave 4 stars because it became a little more baby doll pink than had hoped with third coat.
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Day 4: So far so good!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
JRSV - 3 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
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
T - 3 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 - 3 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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Dreamy, elegant and straight out of a fairy-tale

5 out of 5 stars
berrywood9 - 3 months ago
originally posted on essie.com
Cant stop gushing over my nails...such a beautiful shade!
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Awesome nail polish

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Nmaimone - 3 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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