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Essie Gel Couture Color, Haute to Trot Nail Polish
essie First Base Base Coat Polish, Multicolor
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on 8/3/2015 4:47:00 PM
More reviews by slim1one
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium
I really wanted to love this polish because it looked fabulous in the bottle, but the colour was much more orange on me which I didn't like. The formula was really quick to dry so the polish dragged and clumped in areas that I brushed over more than once which caused a lot of streaking. It was uneven and still not completely opaque after three coats. I love Essie and wish I could say something positive about this polish, but unfortunately I disliked it so much that I removed it same day.
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on 4/18/2015 6:02:00 PM
More reviews by yjanney
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse
Looked very orange and the formula was really streaky. Maybe when I'm tanner the color will look better... At this point, this is a miss for me.
on 2/22/2014 1:24:00 PM
More reviews by AleRF
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
The color is beautiful but it seems to look different depending on the person, on some nails it looks more orange then peach and on some it can look more coral then peach. However it is not true orange nor true peach, it has pink in it so i would say it is definitely coralish. Formula is how most people described it, streaky and the finish is a not so flattering matte so if you like your nails glossy, a top coat is a must with this polish. Now as far as application goes, if you are careful it only requires 2 coats. I find it that it applies more evenly if you take more polish on the applicator and you spread it on the nail fast. It dries up quite quickly and it lasts a good few days without chipping. Personally i would not repurchase it when i will run out of it just because of the formula and the finish. I like shiny, glossy nail polishes.
on 2/20/2014 11:06:00 AM
More reviews by Dimanta
Skin: Dry, Medium, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
Beautiful orange-coral color that is great for summer. I think it look amazing on tanned skin tone. I was looking for coral color and ended up wearing this one (mine was not streaky, two coats was enough) and it lasts for more than 5 days without chipping, lasts really good! However I think it's more orange color than coral. Looks amazing in photos.P.S. I'm surprised how long it lasts, it's been almost a week and there is no chip! Wow.I used Essie top coat.
on 7/22/2013 8:48:00 PM
More reviews by Susee
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine
Ok, yes, it's streaky (but no more than some of the other Essie cremes I have, like Bikini so Teeny and lilacism) and yes it dries matte. But the color is sooooo beautiful. It's a perfect peachy-coral that doesn't lean orange or red on me. One coat of Revlon Colorstay top coat and one coat of quick dry top coat and it's nice and shiny. Lasts a good 5 days without chipping with my Revlon CS BC. It's a keeper!
on 3/30/2013 1:13:00 AM
More reviews by differentnailseveryday
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
I am going to keep this one short and sweet.GORGEOUS color. Just pretty pretty pretty and perfect for spring.HORRIBLE formula. Streaky as sin and took 4 coats to get an even look. Into the purge pile with this one. That being said-polish is strange and maybe with another person's chemistry it would work wonderfully
on 1/13/2013 1:01:00 AM
More reviews by Heybets
Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Not Sure
Like just about everyone said - this took 3 coats and still looks a tad streaky. The finish was the mattest I have ever seen a polish dry. Top coat solved it. Great colir. Would buy agsin for the color, but what's up with the formulstion?
on 10/6/2012 3:01:00 AM
More reviews by Jaclyn86
Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Love the colour but it misses out on a top rating as I find the finish too matte, even with sechevite on top!
on 7/1/2012 3:36:00 PM
More reviews by Lil_Mamma_001
Skin: Oily, Tan, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
I'm like the majority here, LOVE the color. It's bright and cheerful. But also Ike most don't think you'll get away with one coat. The 2 times I've used this so far I had to do 2-3 coats. The first time I used it I applied 2 coats of Haute As Hello and one of Sinful Cloud 9 (a nearly sheer slightly shimmery orange) for a little added shimmer since this does not dry glossy, sort of semi matte. I honestly can't remember the staying power as opposed to the 2nd time but I do remember it chipping quick. What I am surprised to not see more of is the chipping from this polish. The second time which is recently, I applied 2 coats of Haute As Hello and one clear coat (Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear Clear coat) and this stuff chipped like crazy starting the very next day! Next time I plan to do a first coat something close in color then the HAH to see if that helps the staying power and chipping. Will update!
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on 7/23/2012 2:06:00 PM
More reviews by foppery
Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
This polish is a lovely color: a pale neon melon, very retro. But as many people have mentioned, the application is terrible. Even after three coats, it was streaky and uneven, as if I'd asked a five-year-old to paint my nails. (I also dislike the matte finish, but that can be fixed with a topcoat.) There are lots of coral polishes on the market these days; don't buy this one.
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