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essie Gel Setter Top Coat - gel-like finish - 0.46 fl oz

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$10.99 when purchased online

About this item

Highlights

  • Essie gel setter top coat: high shine clear nail polish top coat that provides a plumped gel-like finish.
  • High-gloss formula: seals in color and provides a sleek high performance, gel-like shine finish.
  • Gel-like manicure: for your most plumped gel-like manicure, finish with this top coat for gel-like shine plus long-lasting protection.
  • The art of the manicure perfected: high performance essie top coats, base coats and treatments, for every detail of your manicure. the perfect compliment to any essie nail polish color.
  • 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

the art of the manicure perfected from america's nail salon expert: high performance essie top coats, base coats and treatments, for every detail of your manicure, the perfect compliment to any essie nail polish color.bring the salon experience home with essie Gel setter, our high-gloss top coat formula that seals in color and provides a sleek, high performance, vibrant finish. the result: our most plumped, gel-like manicure and long-lasting protection.

for the perfect manicure, apply one coat of any of our essie base coats on nails. follow with two coats of essie original nail color. finish with gel setter top coat. use with essie apricot cuticle oil.
Health Facts: Toluene-Free, Animal By-Product-Free, Formaldehyde Resin-Free, Vegan, DBP-Free, Camphor-Free, Formaldehyde-Free
Color Finish: Gloss
Color Palette: Translucent
Product Form: Liquid
Beauty Purpose: Shine Enhancing, Nail Care
Net weight: .46 fl oz (US)
Features: High Shine
TCIN: 16868461
UPC: 095008016948
Item Number (DPCI): 052-06-0627
Origin: Assem USA w/foreign/dom. parts
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it.

Ingredients:

ethyl acetate, butyl acetate, alcohol denat., cellulose acetate butyrate, sucrose benzoate, trimethyl pentanyl diisobutyrate, isopropyl alcohol, nitrocellulose, tribenzoin, benzophenone-1, dimethicone, ci 60725 / violet 2, f.i.l. d218651/1

Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 3.59 inches length x 1.88 inches width x 1.34 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.13 pounds
We regret that this item cannot be shipped to PO Boxes.
This item cannot be shipped to the following locations: Guam (see also separate entry under GU), American Samoa (see also separate entry under AS), Puerto Rico (see also separate entry under PR), APO/FPO, Alaska, Hawaii, Northern Mariana Islands, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Virgin Islands, U.S.

Return details

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This item must be returned within 90 days of the date it was purchased in store, shipped, delivered by a Shipt shopper, or made ready for pickup.
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Q: Is this real gel nails polish that needs to be cured with light? Or just a “gel like nail polish”?

submitted by NC - 4 years ago
  • A: Hi there NC! We agree, the gel-setter top coat, gives your nails gel like shine and long wear...but no need for special UV lamps or difficult removal. Comes off with you usual polish remover as well.

    submitted byEssie Team - 4 years ago
    Brand expert
  • A: Hi NC! This clear top coat gives nails gel-like shine. It does not need to be cured with a light. Hope this helps!

    submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 4 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Hi! Is this top coat a ticker formula or thin. I am looking for something that encapsulates glitter and other sparkles.

submitted by Hypnautical - 4 months ago
  • A: Hi there! Thank you for reaching out to us about the Gel Setter Top Coat, this is a quick drying top coat that seals and helps protect, to magnify shine for an ultra-glossy flawless finish. We suggest checking out the quick drying top coat that seals and helps protect, to magnify shine for an ultra-glossy flawless finish. We hope you give it a try!

    submitted byEssie Team - 4 months ago
    Brand expert

Q: Would you say this top coat has a longer no chip wear time over the gel couture top coat paired with the gel couture nail enamel? Looking for the longest weartime for my mani!

submitted by Deb - 1 year ago
  • A: Hi there Deb! The gel-setter top coat is made to give intense, gel-like shine to nail colors that take a top coat. The gel couture top coat was made specifically to be used over the gel couture colors, and together, they provide the longest wearing manicure.

    submitted byEssie Team - 1 year ago
    Brand expert

Q: What's the difference between this product & essie Gel Couture Top Coat? ( https://www.target.com/p/essie-gel-couture-nail-polish---gel-couture-top-coat---0-46-fl-oz--no-aasa/-/A-50637455 ) Thanks!

submitted by Laura - 1 year ago
  • A: Hi there Laura, great question! The gel-setter top coat was made to give your nails a gel-like shine, used alone or over any nail enamel. While the gel couture top coat was made specifically to be paired with the gel couture nail enamels to seal in and extend the long wear. This quick drying top coat helps protect and to magnify shine for an ultra-glossy longwear finish.

    submitted byEssie Team - 1 year ago
    Brand expert

Q: Can i use regular non gel nail polish with this?

submitted by Esther - 5 years ago
  • A: Hi, Esther! Yes, the Essie Gel Setter Top can be used with any nail polish. Hope this helps!

    submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 5 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Does this come off with non acetone remover or do you need acetone to remove? If acetone is needed does it come off easily?

submitted by aliciafre - 5 years ago
  • A: yes it's a normal top coat and it comes off easily!

    submitted bysydney - 5 years ago
4.3 out of 5 stars with 297 reviews
73% would recommend
73 recommendations
quality: 4.03 out of 5
easy to remove: 4.59 out of 5
easy to apply: 4.64 out of 5
long lasting: 3.97 out of 5
value: 3.91 out of 5

Gel nails at home!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Andrea - 1 month ago
Lovely top coat! Makes my polish last much longer. Wearing Essie’s “meet me at midnight.”
value: 5 out of 5
easy to apply: 5 out of 5
long lasting: 5 out of 5
easy to remove: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Salon quality

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Toddler Mom - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
Takes nails from diy to salon quality.
easy to apply: 5 out of 5
long lasting: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
easy to remove: 5 out of 5
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Essie Gel Setter Top Coat - gel-like finish

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Olivia - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
I have been using Essie Gel Setter Top Coat ever since I saw it recommended on a beauty article. It keeps my pedicure and nails looking great until the next visit. Inexpensive and really does the job. I take it with me every time I get my nails done. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT. See for yourself.
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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Best top coat EVER!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
HarleysMom - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
Really is the best top coat!!!. Totally recommend.
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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Caution

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
CJ - 3 months ago
I loved this top coat and used it regularly for the past several months. I started getting really sick this year, and never would have guessed this product was the cause. If you're getting mysteriously sick with the flu, hives, respiratory issues, etc. look into this. Turns out I was getting sick every time I did my nails. I thought it was nail polish, and it took a while, but through lots of trial and error, and finally discovered this was the culprit. If you're getting mysteriously ill, you'll want to check it out as a cause. It's a shame because it works so well and was my holy grail topcoat, but not worth being so sick that my life gets turned upside down for months.
1 reply from Essie Team team - 3 months ago
Hi there! Thank you for your feedback on the Gel Setter Top Coat - gel-like finish. We are sorry to hear about your experience and we would like to speak to you directly. Please call us at 1-866-313-7845 M-F between the hours of 9:00 am – 5:30 pm ET. We look forward to speaking to you.
value: 1 out of 5
easy to remove: 1 out of 5
long lasting: 1 out of 5
easy to apply: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
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Okay!

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
AsbesOfRoses - 3 months ago
If it gets thick, add polish thinner. Not polish remover!
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Great product

5 out of 5 stars
Irene23 - 3 months ago
originally posted on essie.com
It’s a great product! My nail polish lasts longer and my nails look amazing.
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Loving it!!

5 out of 5 stars
Italiangirl27 - 6 months ago
originally posted on essie.com
I've been using this top coat now for a year, it's long lasting and makes my nails shine and it's long lasting. I've read comments saying it's goopy and thick, I find if that happens with nail polish, place it in the refrigerator, it helps! You can also put a tiny drop of nail polish remover in the bottle to break up any thickness as well, hope this helps!
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Pretty good

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
CinCin - 7 months ago
Best topcoat I’ve found in a while. The only issues I have with it is it gets thick and sticky before finishing a bottle and the edges tend to shrink/retract itself and the nail polish at the tops/ends of the nails, so it appears though the nail polish is chipping.
long lasting: 4 out of 5
easy to apply: 5 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
easy to remove: 5 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
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Magic in a bottle!

5 out of 5 stars
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Kelly - 7 months ago
All I can say is wow, this stuff is like magic! I will forever use this every time I paint my nails. It smooths every bubble and ridge and makes my nails look shiny and professionally done!
easy to remove: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
long lasting: 5 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
easy to apply: 5 out of 5
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Salon quality at home

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Bailey - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
Patiently waiting for my guy to propose and don’t want to spend loads of $$$ at the salon to get perfect nails. This top coat gives off that same just-out-of-the-salon shine that lasts!!
value: 5 out of 5
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
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The best top coat ever!

5 out of 5 stars
TinaG - 8 months ago
originally posted on essie.com
This top coat is super shiny, dries quickly, and extends my manis at least a week. Plus, it actually smoothes out bubbles and smudges. It’s truly the best top coat I’ve ever used! Please don’t ever stop making it.
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Stop the chipping!

1 out of 5 stars
Hopeful68 - 8 months ago
originally posted on essie.com
Essie over the years, you have received chipping reviews after a day or so of use, with nothing activity. I experienced the same. I followed your normal application response to other reviewers. Are you planning to revisit your formula to improve these customer quality concerns? Also, I actually love the gel setter shine.
1 reply from Consumer Care Center team - 8 months ago
Hello there Hopeful68! We wish you could see all the results you were hoping for with the gel-setter top coat. Making the perfect top coat is always a work in progress but we wouldn’t be here if the results were always as you describe. When a product fails, we want to know what happened as much as our consumers 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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New Holy Grail TC!!!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Jess - 8 months ago
Holy smokes the shine on this is blinding!!! It leaves my nails with the perfect thickness and shine. I constantly get asked if I’m wearing gel on my nails or salon mani! It also fixes any imperfections such a dents or brush stroke from horrible polishes. People have mentioned that it thickens and it’s sadly true but personally I don’t experience it until there 1/4 left or polish. To keep it from thickening these are helpful tips. Don’t wipe excess polish off on the top of rim only inside. Only store upright in a cool place. Don’t shake it instead roll it between your hands!! Lastly if it does thicken leave a big glob on the brush then place it near the cuticle area and use a different clean brush to spread on nail and cap it (I use my brush used for gel builder in a container then clean brush by soaking it in nail polish never and wipe clean with cuticle oil).
long lasting: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
easy to remove: 5 out of 5
easy to apply: 5 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
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Nailshop quality at home

5 out of 5 stars
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MT - 9 months ago, Verified purchaser
Makes my at home manicure look like it was done at the nail shop. Don’t shake too much to avoid air bubbles on your nails.
easy to remove: 4 out of 5
long lasting: 4 out of 5
easy to apply: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Favorite top coat

5 out of 5 stars
Alie216 - 1 year ago
originally posted on essie.com
This is by far the best top coat. My nails don’t chip and it dries so fast. I take my own Essie to the nail salon. Great stuff! Not sure why some people are giving it negative reviews. One layer and you’re good to go.
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Bye bye Opi

5 out of 5 stars
MissGarbo - 1 year ago
originally posted on essie.com
I have had the worst time finding a top coat to give a gel like shine without being gooey and leaving with air bubbles. I need to win the lotto now bc I need all the colors you make lol Thank you Essie!!!!
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Went thick fast

1 out of 5 stars
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Renny - 1 year ago
This was fine at first but after a couple of uses it went extremely thick and sticky. Unusable. It’s going in the trash after only 2 or 3 uses. What a waste of money.
1 reply from Essie Team team - 1 year ago
Hi there! Thank you for your feedback on the essie Gel Setter Top Coat - gel-like finish. We are sad to hear that you did not care for this Top Coat and it was too thick. We know this can be frustrating and we will share this information with our teams. We hope that you continue to try and use our products with satisfaction.
long lasting: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
easy to apply: 1 out of 5
easy to remove: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Entire bottle got thick & stringy after 3 uses

1 out of 5 stars
manipedi - 1 year ago
originally posted on essie.com
I really wanted this gel top coat to work but after a few uses, the entire bottle started getting thick and goopy. It got too difficult to get a smooth finish so I couldn’t even use half the bottle before it was useless.
1 reply from Consumer Care Center team - 1 year ago
Hello there manipedi. Thank you for trying out the Essie Gel.Setter. Something sounds very wrong with your bottle. The gel-setter should be a fluid consistency that flows easily onto the nails with each use. 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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Super thick

1 out of 5 stars
KB1987 - 1 year ago
originally posted on essie.com
I am not sure if I got a bad bottle but mine is thick like honey and stringy. It doesn’t even go on smooth. I would try again maybe but it’s a lot to spend if it don’t work
1 reply from consumer care center team - 1 year ago
Hi there! We want to understand what happened just as much as you do. Nothing in your description of your bottle of gel-setter sounds right. This clear top coat should flow on easily leaving the nails with a clear, shiny finish and a mani that lasts the 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
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