essie Gel Couture Nail Polish - 0.46 fl oz

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About this item

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

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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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 - 2 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 - 1 year ago
  • A: Hi Christie! We would recommend Sheer Fantasy. Hope this helps!

    submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 1 year 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 - 1 year 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 - 2 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 - 2 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 - 2 years ago
    Brand expert

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

submitted by Y4Yvette - 2 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 - 2 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 - 2 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 - 2 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 - 2 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 - 2 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 - 3 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 - 3 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
4.4 out of 5 stars with 1742 reviews
76% would recommend
210 recommendations
easy to remove: 4.44 out of 5
long lasting: 4.03 out of 5
easy to apply: 4.46 out of 5
value: 3.8 out of 5
quality: 4.08 out of 5

Beautiful nude everyday color

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
vser - 6 days ago
Just did my nails using Essie Fairy Taylor step 1 and top coat step 2. I will be definitely buying more colors!
quality: 5 out of 5
easy to remove: 5 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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Worth the money!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Gsmom - 14 days ago, Verified purchaser
Gorgeous nail polish! I love how long the manicure lasts. I typically can get a week out of it before I take it off & redo it simply because my nails grow fast. I haven’t had a chip yet. I’m a nursing student with a 3 year old so my hands are always in hand sanitizer or being washed. The polish holds up well.
long lasting: 5 out of 5
quality: 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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Beautiful

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Shiplaplover - 17 days ago, Verified purchaser
Love this fall color!
easy to remove: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
long lasting: 4 out of 5
easy to apply: 5 out of 5
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Not real gel

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Jade - 19 days ago
Not real gel. Annoying that companies call their polish gel when it’s knock off gel, but costs the same as real gel polish
1 reply from Essie Team team - 18 days ago
Hi there Jade. The essie gel couture is salon quality longwear nail enamel that can easily be applied at home. No base coat or UV lamp is needed for your longwear home mani. 2 coats of color and the gel couture top coat complete your manicure. Easily removes with your normal polish remover.
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Great nude color for dark skinned women!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Lizzy F - 25 days ago, Verified purchaser
Great nude color for dark skinned women!
long lasting: 5 out of 5
easy to apply: 5 out of 5
easy to remove: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Affordable gel manicure "dupe"

4 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Sami - 26 days ago, Verified purchaser
I really like this nail polish! Just got my second color. I think it lasts pretty well; I work at a school so I’m constantly washing my hands but my nails last about a week or so before chipping or splintering. On my toes it lasts weeks with no chips! Haven’t tried it without the top coat to see if there’s a difference. Easy to apply and take off. “Fairy Tailor” is very, very sheer and needs 3+ coats on my nails to show up.
easy to remove: 5 out of 5
long lasting: 4 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
easy to apply: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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fairy tailor is the perfect color!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
targetCustomer - 26 days ago, Verified purchaser
Great color and easy to apply. I like that it can be somewhat sheer and topping it with the topcoat gives it that extra shine.
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Does not apply smoothly

2 out of 5 stars
Cilla0809 - 26 days ago
originally posted on essie.com
I love a light yellow, but the application of this one is dreadful. First coat goes on irregularly with clumps and thin streaks on the nail. The second coat is not a finished look. One can still see the irregular surface. The third coat evened out the finish, but it looked thick and amatuerish.
1 reply from consumer care center team - 24 days ago
Hi there Cilla0809! We want to understand what happened just as much as you do. All of our nail colors should flow on easily and by the second coat, the color should look perfect. If you have already tried shaking the bottle and If you would like to speak to us directly about your recent purchase, give us a call @ 866-313-7845
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Testing new env

4 out of 5 stars
august - 28 days ago
originally posted on essie.com
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The best

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
justagirl - 1 month ago
I haven’t found a nail polish that gives better staying power than this. Make sure to apply a THIN layer than continue to layer one another thin layer or two. If you start off with a thick coat, it won’t turn out nicely. The brush on this is also great. Traditional brushes don’t allow you to get a thin enough layer. This is as close to a diy at home gel nail that you can give yourself. The Essie gel couture line puts OPI to shame. the OPI formulas are like colored water.
long lasting: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
easy to apply: 5 out of 5
easy to remove: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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My signature color

5 out of 5 stars
Veggie - 1 month ago
originally posted on essie.com
I absolutely love how this nail polish looks on me. It is easy to apply. It takes a while to completely dry but that’s expected from a nail polish like this. The color is brown but more on the purple side. It’s definitely more or a cool colored brown.
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Very happy with my purchase!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Hayley - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
I love the Essie brand. It’s such a good high quality nail polish. I was looking for the color 68 but they don’t have the numbers in the website. I guessed and got the color 64. I’m very happy with the color it is very similar to my original color. It arrived early as well.
quality: 5 out of 5
long lasting: 4 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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The best!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Tierani - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
I’ve never found a polish that doesn’t chip within a day, and I’ve tried them all! I am a nurse using my hands and washing my hands often. This polish is on day 5 and still not one single chip! I used a cuticle remover product and acetone on my nails before applying, an of course added the top coat product! Dried super fast in between coats, and I allowed 15 mins dry time at the end. Will be buying this only from now on!
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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Chips easily; not worth the price

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
nicoleke - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
Chipped after less than 24 hours of painting. I used 3 coats and a top coat and was very careful with my nails. This never happens with OPI and I spent extra on this polish because it said gel and made it seem like it would last longer
1 reply from Essie Team team - 1 month ago
Hi there Nicoleke! We can see certainly see this wouldn’t be the result you were hoping for…The Gel Couture nail colors go on clean, bare nails (no base coat) and by the second coat, your color should be perfect. For longest wear, be sure to seal your color 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
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
long lasting: 1 out of 5
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perfect your nails but better

5 out of 5 stars
jhbg - 1 month ago
originally posted on essie.com
I just bought this, I generally opt for a more toned down nail look but haven't loved a lot of nudes/sheers on me (I have medium cool toned skin). This shade looks great on me, a lovely pink wash that doesn't wash me out. Love!!! Haven't found anything else like this.
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Great

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Jp - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
Love it. Perfect color and the quality is amazing
value: 5 out of 5
easy to remove: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
easy to apply: 5 out of 5
long lasting: 5 out of 5
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Longest lasting nail polish ever

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Nook - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
I bought this nail polish in "chiffon the move" and I have never had a nail polish like this before. I did 2 coats (w/out a top coat) and it has lasted 1 week so far (w/ 3 showers and ~10 handwashings a day + constant housework and dishes). I am shocked at how amazing it looks, it still looks perfect w/out chipping. It is a little pricier than other nail polishes but totally the quality of it makes it 100% justifiable. Love!
long lasting: 5 out of 5
easy to apply: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
easy to remove: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Doesnt chip, but also doesnt dry

4 out of 5 stars
Elena F - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
I really loved the color of this polish ( I got Not what it Seams) and was excited to try it because I’d seen great reviews of it not chipping etc. I am a bartender so nail polish usually chips within 2 hours of a shift , this one did not chip until 2.5 shifts later which was honestly very impressive to me. However, after a couple tries of it I realized that it really never fully dries so it will have dents and smudges even 24 hours later after painting them. I’m not sure how to avoid that happening but I tried several methods, even used an at home UV light but it still happened to me. Besides that, it was great and applied very nicely.
easy to remove: 4 out of 5
easy to apply: 4 out of 5
long lasting: 4 out of 5
quality: 2 out of 5
value: 3 out of 5
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Great and original color

5 out of 5 stars
FerQ - 2 months ago
originally posted on essie.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] It lasts so long, it’s like a deep orange pumpkin color! Adore it and get so many compliments about it !!
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Chips same day

2 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Kat - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
How is Essie product so different from the other polish. This one is supposed t last longer yet does not compared to the barefoot and topless beige. Even that one is 3-4 stars
1 reply from Essie Team team - 2 months ago
Hi Kat. We are so sorry to hear that your essie Gel Couture Nail Polish chipped the same day. We understand how disappointing this can be, and appreciate you bringing this to our attention! Check out the tips & trends on our website for expert advice on how to get that perfect application result!
easy to apply: 4 out of 5
quality: 2 out of 5
long lasting: 1 out of 5
easy to remove: 5 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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