essie Gel Couture Nail Polish - 0.46 fl oz

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About this item

At a glance

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Highlights

  • ESSIE GEL COUTURE Matter Of Fiction: nude pink longwear nail polish with a cream 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.
  • 8-FREE VEGAN FORMULA: 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.

Specifications

Health Facts: DBP-Free, Camphor-Free, Vegan, Formaldehyde-Free, Toluene-Free, Formaldehyde Resin-Free, Animal By-Product-Free
Color Finish: Semi-Sheer, High Shine
Color Palette: Light Tones
Product Form: Gel
Beauty Purpose: Nail Care
Net weight: .46 fl oz (US)
Features: High Shine
TCIN: 52450457
UPC: 095008027586
Item Number (DPCI): 052-06-2151
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

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
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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, tin oxide, alumina, magnesium silicate, aluminum hydroxide, ci 77002 / aluminum hydroxide, [+/- may contain ci 77891 / titanium dioxide, mica, ci 77491, ci 77499 / iron oxides, ci 77000 / aluminum powder, ci 15850 / red 7 lake, ci 15880 / red 34 lake, ci 19140 / yellow 5 lake, ci 77400 / bronze powder, ci 15850 / red 6 lake, ci 77820 / silver, ci 77510 / ferric ammonium ferrocyanide, ci 77163 / bismuth oxychloride, ci 77266 / black 2, ci 77288 / chromium oxide greens, ci 77510 / ferric ferrocyanide, ci 42090 / blue 1 lake], f.i.l. d237940/7

Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 2.86 inches length x 1.5 inches width x 1.26 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.12 pounds
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Q: Is this the same as actual gel from salons

submitted by Andrea - 3 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 - 3 years ago
    Brand expert
  • A: ABSOLUTELY IT IS NOT!

    submitted byTrisha - 3 years ago
  • 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 Concierge - 3 years ago
    Brand expert

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

submitted by Booooooo - 1 year 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 - 1 year 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 - 1 year ago
    Brand expert

Q: Which color is a good sheer pink for a french manicure?

submitted by Christie - 2 years ago
  • A: Hi Christie! We would recommend Sheer Fantasy. Hope this helps!

    submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 2 years ago
    Brand expert
  • 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 ago
    Brand expert

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

submitted by Deirdre - 2 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 - 2 years ago
    Brand expert
  • A: Hello Deirdre, Try shade Wearing Hue? for a beautiful shimmer. Hope this helps :)

    submitted byTarget Beauty Concierge - 2 years ago
    Brand expert

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

submitted by - 3 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 - 3 years ago
    Brand expert
  • A: Hi Amanda! No UV lamp is required for this gel polish to set. Hope this helps!

    submitted byTarget Beauty Concierge - 3 years ago
    Brand expert

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

submitted by Y4Yvette - 3 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 - 3 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 Concierge - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 Concierge - 3 years ago
    Brand expert

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

submitted by Roberta - 3 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 - 3 years ago
    Brand expert
  • A: I use regular polish remover and it comes off very easily.

    submitted byKira - 3 years ago

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

submitted by Esther - 4 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 - 3 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 Concierge - 4 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: To start with can I use my own CLEAR TOP COAT?

submitted by Serendipity4t - 3 years ago
  • 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 - 3 years ago
    Brand expert
4.5 out of 5 stars with 1678 reviews
76% would recommend
238 recommendations
quality: 4.09 out of 5
value: 3.8 out of 5
easy to apply: 4.49 out of 5
long lasting: 4.02 out of 5
easy to remove: 4.44 out of 5

Good LED cureable polish

4 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Madison hall - 3 days ago, Verified purchaser
Great product, cures well in the LED light. I wish that the red was more of a true red somewhat dull on nails. The pink is a beautiful natural color, same color as nail bed.
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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Not durable for Mamas

3 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
sydneypope - 6 days ago
I bought the color 'Model Clicks' and I like it, I thought it was a bit darker when I saw it in-person at Target. Its a very deep vibrant purple red. It's nice and no complaints. Three stars because for the price it does not live up to other Gel brands I've used. I think it was peeling already on day 2. It didn't just start wearning around the edges of my nails but the polish actually got nicked in places in the middle of my nail. Not good stuff. I might actually return (if I remember) just because the price was high for such a disappointment.
1 reply from Essie Team team - 6 days ago
Hi there! We wish you could see the results you were hoping for with the gel couture color ‘model clicks’. This deep aubergine wine color is applied to clean, bare nails (no base coat). After 2 coats of color, seal your mani with the gel couture top coat for long wearing, shine and color. 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 apply: 5 out of 5
long lasting: 1 out of 5
quality: 3 out of 5
value: 2 out of 5
easy to remove: 4 out of 5
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Takes 5-7 Days before chipping

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
NN - 8 days ago, Verified purchaser
Best long-lasting nail polish I’ve used! I hate painting my nails because I’m a busy mama of 4 little ones. Usually the paint chips within 24 hours - not this! I did purchase the top coat but I haven’t used it every time. I have made it 5-7 days before it chips depending on how many layers I did and if I did the top coat or not.
easy to apply: 5 out of 5
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Essie is my fav

5 out of 5 stars
BTS - 10 days ago
Essie is my favorite and this color is to die for!
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Skip if you're a busy mama

2 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Targetshopper - 13 days ago
It lasts one day. Wouldn’t say this replaces gel.
1 reply from Essie Team team - 13 days ago
Hi there! 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. Gel Couture nail colors are applied to clean, bare nails (no base coat). After 2 coats of color seal with the Gel Couture Top Coat for a long wearing mani. 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: 3 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
easy to remove: 2 out of 5
quality: 3 out of 5
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My favorite natural shade

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Tina - 24 days ago, Verified purchaser
Of Corset is my favorite natural nude shade because of the beige undertone. For reference, I'm East Asian with a light-medium skin tone. I apply two coats and the Essie clear top coat to get the perfect semi-opaque nude nails. The flat and wide brush is easy to use.
easy to apply: 5 out of 5
easy to remove: 5 out of 5
long lasting: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Cute color!

5 out of 5 stars
MamaC - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
This is such a cute color! It looks great on, and it lasts well, too! I do add Essie top coat to ensure the longest wear possible, but I've found they can easily last about 2 weeks with minimal damage during wear. The bottle shape is fun, too!
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AMAZING

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Stella - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
This is just perfect. I love the color. It is not solid, so you can still see your nail through it.
quality: 5 out of 5
easy to remove: 5 out of 5
long lasting: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
easy to apply: 5 out of 5
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Didn't have the promised staying power. : /

2 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Tammie - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
The shade was beautiful & went on like a dream, but my main purpose in the purchase of this polish was hopes of the staying power. Sadly, it was so disappointing. I used two coats followed by two coats of the Essie gel couture top coat. By the end of the 3rd day there was significant wear. I returned the polish.
1 reply from Essie Team team - 1 month ago
Hi there Tammie! Thank you for sharing your experience with the Gel Couture longwear nail color ‘bubbles-only’. We love hearing this classic burgundy crème looked great, we just wish you could see the results you were hoping for. Applied on bare nails with 2 coats of color and one coat of the Gel Couture Top Coat, your manicure should last for at least a week.
easy to remove: 4 out of 5
easy to apply: 5 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
quality: 3 out of 5
long lasting: 1 out of 5
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My favorite nail polisn of all time! :)

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
DogMom - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
Absolutely love Essie Gel polishes! I own several colors of this and they are all great. Although it says you don’t need to use a base coat I still use Essie’s stay strong base coat to avoid any nail staining and for general strengthening. I’ll use that or Sally Hansens Maximum Growth as my base and both work great with this polish. It always dries quickly and lasts so long!! All you need are 2 coats max and the gel top coat. I have other polishes with glitter and it’s a very noticeable difference when I use the gel top coat it looks great!! All in all I absolutely love this and highly recommend!! Can’t wait for more colors to come out!
easy to apply: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
easy to remove: 5 out of 5
long lasting: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Favorite nail color!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
chrissy1573 - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
This is my favorite nail color, it’s a great neutral. I love the Essie Gel because it goes on smoothly and dries fairly quickly.
easy to remove: 5 out of 5
long lasting: 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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Not worth it, polish cracks

2 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Bl0ndi3 - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
So I really want to like Essie gel polish but it’s just…not great. The colors are cute and apply easily but I find that some of them go on super chunky and streaky and don’t look good! On top of that, the “gel” top coat just looks like a normal top coat, doesn’t give it any extra shine or durability. The most annoying thing about Essie gel polish is that every time, within 2 days or so the polish seems to crack on my nails? And I don’t mean chip, there will literally be cracks in the polish without a single chip in my nails, it’s so weird. Ultimately I end up with chips within a few days so for the price point, it’s just not worth it for me.
1 reply from Essie Team team - 2 months ago
Hi there Bl0ndi3! We wish you could see the results you were hoping for with the Gel Couture nail colors and we want to understand what happened just as much as you do. These long wear colors applied to clean, bare nails (no base coat) and topped with the Gel Couture Top Coat should last well over a week with no chips. Like all of our nail enamels, your color should look perfect by the second 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
quality: 1 out of 5
easy to apply: 3 out of 5
long lasting: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
easy to remove: 5 out of 5
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Sheer Fantasy

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Big heffer - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
I love the Sheer Fantasy color! It lasts about 2 weeks with the gel top coat. Replaces me having to go to the salon for $50 every two weeks:-)
quality: 5 out of 5
easy to remove: 4 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
long lasting: 5 out of 5
easy to apply: 5 out of 5
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Long lasting

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
mom - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
this nail Polish is fantastic! I'm not usually a nail Polish person because after a few hours it usually chips and within a day needs to be removed. this stays on and on! if I had another coat of clear top coat (Essie brand to go with this) a couple days after my initial application, I get another couple days out of it! love it!!
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: 5 out of 5
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Cute Fall color

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Julzie - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
Love essie nail polish
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It's the after color that's not for me

2 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
elzads - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
Love the color! Also loved that it didn't need a base coat and that it comes off like any other polish. Did NOT like that the color is so embedded into the nails that didn't come off even after applying polish remover twice. Not using this type of Essie again.
1 reply from Essie Team team - 2 months ago
Hi Elzads- Thank you for your feedback on the essie Gel Couture nail polish. The best way to remove is by soaking your nails, this will ensure the removal. We hope that you will enjoy using as much as we do!
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Love!

5 out of 5 stars
Polish Queen - 2 months ago
originally posted on essie.com
I love this color! Its a pretty white with a hint of pink iridescent. I just wish there was a gel uv polish version. I hope you come out with more gel uv colors rather than the gel couture themes. Each color should have a uv gel partner.
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Stopped wearing salon "gel" 2 yrs ago

5 out of 5 stars
HelenKP - 3 months ago
originally posted on essie.com
I LOVE this polish. If applied as stated, no base coat, 2 color coats and 1 top coat and allowed to dry properly, you will get a good 2 weeks. I don't wear gloves for housework, so hands are in water and cleaning products, and it still last. Wish there were more colors available. Note...I take my own polish to the salon and my manicurist does my nails, she loves it too.
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Hopeful, but not for me

3 out of 5 stars
brw - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
Not a good color for my skin tone and it chipped the first day of painting 🥺
1 reply from Essie Team team - 3 months ago
Hi there! We wish you could see the results you were hoping for with the gel couture color ‘paisley the way’. This intense purple longwear nail polish with vibrant blue undertones should last well past one week. Be sure to skip the base coat and apply to clean, bare nails. And top with the gel couture top coat to seal in the color and shine for longest wear. 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
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
easy to remove: 5 out of 5
easy to apply: 4 out of 5
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Worth the hype

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Cvaldez27 - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
I always thought these were over priced till I purchased one. You get what you pay for. These last and are very pretty
long lasting: 5 out of 5
easy to remove: 5 out of 5
easy to apply: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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