Essie • All in One Base • Top/Base Coats
|Would buy this product again.||33%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brown 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.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I bought this nail polish because I wanted my nail polish to stay on longer. I was excited to find it because Essie nail polishes are very expensive, and I didn't want to have to buy seperate polishes. I ended up really liking this nail polish! I put it on as a base coat and top coat, and my nail polish stays on for a really long time! It's fantastic!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Like the reviewer below me, I also don't understand the poor reviews.
I have normal nails & needed a base coat to protect my nails from yellowing. This has worked out beautifully for my needs!
-maintains a longer manicure
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I'm not sure why this just doesn't receive more love but I am here to testify as to the awesomeness of this product. And awesome it is! I am a nail polish whore, I could never stay faithful to one brand so I have tried all base coats. Was switching between Orly Bonder and OPI Natural when I happened upon this at my local Wal Mart. It is an Aquamarine color (I like base coats to be distinguishable from top coats) and for the second straight mani - this being the only difference in my painting regimen, I have had my polish last for more than 7 days with MINIMAL tip wear. This has never happened before, so I know it is this product. I used this under OPI The Spy Who Loved Me and Essie Really Red with Seche Vite Top Coat and they both lasted for longer than 7 days. Give it a try. Well done, Essie I've found my HG.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
This has got to be one of the worst bases I have ever purchased. I ran out of my Rimmel base so I decided to splurge and get this Essie base coat (in Canada it's not exactly cheap). I have used this for the past couple months but I think it would be better just to go without.
What it does:
1. My nail polish peels right off with this stuff - like right off the nail. I use a lot of Rimmel Pro 10 day polish, OPI and I just bought a few OPI for Sephora polishes and a day after I put on the base, two coats of polish and a top coat the polish literally peels off the nail so the nail is bare. I didn't do anything particularly strenuous with my nails either.
2. Doesn't protect my nails from stains!!!! I wore a OPI for Sephora red polish for a week and oh my goodness!!! I have huge ugly stains on my nails. This base did nothing! I paint my nails all the time and have never had this problem. My nails looks awful, like I've worn a cheap colour without a base!!!
Do yourself a favour and stay away from this product. I don't know about any of the other qualities the product says it has but the reason I bought this - to protect my nails and lengthen the time of the manicure - it does not do.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Just meh, and for the price, that's not ok. I purchased this to wear just as a clear polish. I don't like the look of my hands with nail polish, but a clear base keeps them looking neat and healthy. I found this base too sticky and tacky to work with easily, and it didn't dry very quickly. I am fairly new to the world of nail polish, but I have experienced stuff that dries much more quickly.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black, Curly Eyes: Brown
I couldn't understand why my manicures were suddenly chipping after 24-48 hours of wear. Until I realized that it started happening when I began using this base coat. I've also noticed that when using this with Seche Vite (HG!), the shrinkage is twice as bad. My nails started peeling and have since stopped since I switched back to my old base. I honestly don't recommend this at all and this is coming from someone who adores the Essie line.