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

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$10.99When 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.
  • 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: 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

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.
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it.

Ingredients:

953698: ethyl acetate, butyl acetate, isopropyl alcohol, cellulose acetate butyrate, acrylates copolymer, trimethyl pentanyl diisobutyrate, triphenyl phosphate, benzophenone-1, dimethicone, ci 60725 / violet 2.

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
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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 - 3 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 - 3 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 Concierge - 3 years 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 - 2 months 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 - 2 months ago
    Brand expert

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

submitted by Esther - 3 years ago
  • A: Hi, Esther! Yes, the Essie Gel Setter Top can be used with any nail polish. Hope this helps!

    submitted byTarget Beauty Concierge - 3 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 - 4 years ago
  • A: yes it's a normal top coat and it comes off easily!

    submitted bysydney - 4 years ago
4.2 out of 5 stars with 232 reviews
72% would recommend
61 recommendations
easy to remove: 4.7 out of 5
quality: 4.02 out of 5
easy to apply: 4.73 out of 5
long lasting: 3.94 out of 5
value: 3.86 out of 5

THIS IS IT!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
JJB - 21 days ago, Verified purchaser
I used to be a big fan of Sally Hansen's Big Shiny Top Coat. Sadly, it was discontinued. I found Essie's gel-setter and gave it a try. Wow. Flawless application, dries fairly fast, does not bubble, and definitely delivers that gel coat look and feel- plump, glossy, and chip/scratch resistant for great longevity. I'm in love with my new go-to top coat. <3
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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Great Top Coat

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
angela - 29 days ago, Verified purchaser
I applied this a couple days after I did my nails and it made them look like just I got them done. I definitely recommend it. It gives a nice thick shiny coat. I used on top of Olive & June nail polish and top coat in my opinion Essie is a better top coat
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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So disappointed

1 out of 5 stars
Hazel95 - 29 days ago
originally posted on essie.com
I am so disappointed I spent any money on this. I figured I would give it a try because I like the polish as a whole and I wanted to give my nails a break after having the professional done. After less than 24 they are chipped and peeling like crazy. I figured with the “gel like finish” it would be sturdy then everyday activities. I’d also like to add I have already repaint my thumbs before this picture was taken. So don’t waste your time or money on this top coat.
1 reply from consumer care center team - 25 days ago
Hi there Hazel95! We want to understand what happened just as much as you do. The gel-setter should give your nails gel like shine day after day. 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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It works

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Trae - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
This is amazing. I have weak nails and this allowed lots of growth as I struggle to get any length normally. No bubbling or stringy effect so far .
easy to apply: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
long lasting: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
easy to remove: 5 out of 5
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Great top coat!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Taylor - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
Love this stuff!!! I put it on over my nail polish, I did use a base coat, my nails look & feel like I got gel nails in the salon.
easy to remove: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
easy to apply: 5 out of 5
long lasting: 5 out of 5
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Great topper that lasts...

5 out of 5 stars
Jo122 - 4 months ago
originally posted on essie.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I like to paint my nails and toes but struggle with the paint chipping after a couple days. Well let me tell you, it works. My nails on average last almost two weeks after applying the nail setter. I use any nail polish too!!
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Nail setter

5 out of 5 stars
ANGIE1 - 7 months ago
originally posted on essie.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I love this gel Setter it works amazing is easy to apply as drives fast my nose will a chip they look nice and shiny for weeks the color stays on for a long time I don't have to redo it every few days and after it comes off I like that it dries fast so I can paint my nails in 5 minutes later I'm done and I can keep going
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Looks nice

4 out of 5 stars
TheSD - 7 months ago
originally posted on essie.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I tried this gel-setter from essie. I applied the gel and polish as directed on the box. The gel dries very quickly and looks nice. This keep my polish on longer than a standard topcoat, however if you work with your hands a lot or just busy with everyday chores, I noticed the polish would chip / peel. Not quite the same as a gel that is set onto the nail with a nail light. Great if you are wearing it for an event. should last the weekend.
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Favorite top coat

5 out of 5 stars
Christina199 - 7 months ago
originally posted on essie.com
Favorite top coat. Been using for almost 2 years or more. I dont like getting dips and gel it ruins my nails but this polish lasts almost 2 weeks and my toes last 4 with typically no chipping
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Great shine!

4 out of 5 stars
jllo1988 - 8 months ago
originally posted on essie.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I received the Essie - gel-setter top coat free to review. It did take a little longer to dry and set up as I was expecting. However I really liked how it shined! I was able to have a nice pedi at home without the price tag. I will say, grab a fan or at least have your drink and snacks close by. It does smuge easy so you will want to remain still till it dries! Over all I would say that this 4stars.
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Crazy shine.

5 out of 5 stars
Momof3ballers - 8 months ago
originally posted on essie.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I bought this last month when my regular brand was not in stock. I am presently surprised with the shine and how long this lasted. My nails look amazing and were able to hold up to the pool and ocean.
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It actually works!

5 out of 5 stars
Family6Pack - 8 months ago
originally posted on essie.com
I hardly ever wear polish on my fingers because I'm so hard on them. We have a large family, so I wash a LOT of dishes, and a typical manicure NEVER lasts a day. With this Essie topcoat my nails look perfect for days!
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Amazing

5 out of 5 stars
Amberlicious - 8 months ago
originally posted on essie.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] The Essie gel-setter clear top coat is definitely a amazing top coat. I love how easy it is to apply, it also dries fast.i painted my nails when I got it 3 weeks ago, and it's still super shiny and glossy. Makes me happy when I look down at my hands.i highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for an amazing top coat. Definitely worth the money.
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This make any polish look like a manicure!

5 out of 5 stars
Brookearyn - 8 months ago
originally posted on essie.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I really love the way my hands look with a fresh manicure, but I rarely take the time to spoil myself, except for special occasions! So, when I got this I thought how perfect to have special occasion nails anytime! I am not very skilled at doing my own nails and usually take off the polish within a day, sometimes few hours. But not anymore;) I had my manicure look for a record 3 days before it started to chip so I took it off and did it again! My hands are in water so much that no manicure can withstand it, but I am impressed! It feels so good to 'be all done up' for more than one day and now I do it so often! I have to say there is something about having my nails freshly manicured that really makes me feel more...confident I guess. Even more than when I'm dressed up or with a new hairstyle, I just feel like I got all together ~I grew up in the 80's, all powerful women had gorgeous long nails, so effortlessly and that's what I have with this stuff! I have to say, I am sort of impatient when it comes to my self manicures and it sometimes takes a while for this to get completely dry, even though after about 5 minutes it is 'dry' and can be touched without smudging but not dry enough to with stand much friction without getting nicked up. More often it's dry and set with in 10 minutes and I'm good to go about my day, but for some reason every few times it just doesn't want to dry completely and I just redo it. I find if I use thinner polish or wait a few hours between painting them and using the gel-setter they set much faster and with no nicks or smudges. I am a fan of this easy manicure in a bottle! And how it brought out my inner diva!
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Pretty good topcoat

4 out of 5 stars
Delilah rose - 8 months ago
originally posted on essie.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Gel nails are so nice and I always want my nails to look nice. I’m pretty hard on my hands at work, so it can be difficult to keep them nice. A gel topcoat keeps them in better condition. Essie gel setter isn’t quite as good as a gel coat, but you don’t use the lamp and all that. It does keep the polish better than without or even a regular topcoat.
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Lasts a long time

5 out of 5 stars
Talkalottash - 8 months ago
originally posted on essie.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I put two coats of nail polish on and then finish with the Essie Gel Setter and I must say that I'm impressed! My nails look great and even after a week my nails still look just as good as the first day I painted them.
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Time saving!

5 out of 5 stars
smlberry - 8 months ago
originally posted on essie.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I hate painting my nails because I'm to impatient and more than not, leave smudges on them before they dry completely! This totally changed my at home manicure game. Dries in under 2 minutes and leaves a true gel like shine on them.
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Great finish!

4 out of 5 stars
julia98 - 9 months ago
originally posted on essie.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This gives nails a beautiful glossy finish with incredible shine. It really does mimic gel polish! It also helps to smooth out polish that may have dried down a little bit rough. It takes a bit of time to dry though and feels sticky for quite a while after application.
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Love

5 out of 5 stars
Nicole629 - 9 months ago
originally posted on essie.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I am in love with this gel setter polish! It adds the perfect amount of shine and it seals my polish in really nicely!
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Great product

5 out of 5 stars
Pncoble - 9 months ago
originally posted on essie.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Compared to the other topcoats I've used (Seche Vive, Seche Vite, Out the Door), this is my favorite. It is durable, dries very quickly, and is super shiny. It has the fantastic new(ish) brush which is wider than the original Essie brush. Unlike Seche Vite and some other topcoats, it doesn't shrink and pull back the polish from the edges of the nail as it dries. Like most super quick-drying polishes, the solvents evaporate so quickly that the product gets overly thick and syrupy before you use it all. So be prepared to either toss the last 1/4 of the bottle or add a few drops of nail polish thinner.
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