Essie • All in One Base • Top/Base Coats
|Would buy this product again.||44%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I've had this for almost a year and to be honest.. It's always on my nails whether I have nail polish on or not.. Why? Because when i remove it.. My nails chip and break.. This is by far the BEST thing I've ever had... The only thing I don't like is that then it's about to finish the nail polish brush doesn't get to the bottom so :/.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I really like the texture the base coat leaves my nails to then paint with polish. It's smooth yet there is a slight tackiness. I've also noticed upon applying, then leaving ten minutes to dry, I get a 4-5 day manicure wear by the very least with some tip wear. I don't find it strengthens my nails, but then again my diet isn't perfect plus I smoke so I find that my nails are yellowed. My only gripe is that half way down the bottle is really hard to reach the base coat due to its packaging.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I actually think this one works pretty well for being an "all in one". I use it as base and top coat. For example today I used it with Chanel Le Vernis Taboo in between and for me it dried quickly, around 15 minutes later I could do whatever I wanted.
The only problem is if i touch the nail polish with a nail it might make a scratch an hour later or so.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Horrible base coat. Makes my nail polishes apply super streaky and ugly. Never used as a top coat. I would much rather use my opi nail envy as a base coat. Still on the hunt for a great base coat
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Even though not many people like this product, I reckon it's an excellent base and top coat. The price is cheaper than OPI but it really does the job. When it applies as base, my nail polish goes on smoother and it prevents my nails from staining. As top coat it makes my nails look glossy and i find if i re-apply it every day, my polish stays longer without chipping that easily. Overall a good value, quality product. I would definitely re-purchase.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Blond, Straight Eyes: Blue
I don't use this as a base and top coat. I use it for top coat only. Its just 'Ok', i believe there are much better products out there. Revlon base gel coat is my go to, and after this bottle is done I plan to try the revlon gel top coat, or maybe another Essie top coat. My nails are pretty short and i like this because it dries quickly,but my nail polish only lasts 1-3 days. this may just be my lot in life, but I'm hopeful another top coat will help.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Fine Eyes: Green
Horrible top coat. As a base, its okay, but top coat is more important to me. The top coat takes waayyyyyyyy to long to dry (I'm talking hours). If you smudge just a little by touching your nails on something the shine is gone and the color become dull. Will be returning it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This makes my nail polish goes on smoother.. And it helps not to stain my nail which is what it's supposed to do
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Other
It worked great as a base, but as a top coat didn't really work. Chipping started within 24 hours, so not that great.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Olive, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Well, I wouldn't agree that this is a all in one product. As a base, it does an average job helping the color stay on but I still get chips by the second day. As for a top coat...oh hell no. This stuff never seems like it never dries. It is so weird because to the touch, it appears dry and this is after an hour or so of drying time but it will smudge if I bang my nails. Also, three hours!!! After I did my nails, I went to bed and woke up with smudges and bed marks on 7 nails! I wished I saved the receipt and box but I didn't now I have to toss it. Back to Sally's for Out The Door Top Coat which so far is the best in my opinion and my hunt continues for a good base coat.