First Base Basecoat

Essie

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4.1

43 reviews

79%
would repurchase
4.4/5
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Reviews


1.0
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a year ago

Just terrible! For the reference, there are two main ingredients in the majority of nail polishes/base coasts - Ethyl Acetate and Butyl Acetate. Whichever comes first will determine the...

About reviewer (684 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinSensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairBrown, Wavy, Fine

EyesHazel



1.0
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a year ago

I used this as a base, China Glaze for the polish and seche vite for the top coat. I have used seche vite with no problems many times but after using the Essie base, the polish chipped the next day...

About reviewer (21 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination

HairBrown

EyesBlue


3.0
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3 years ago

I've only tried it under one manicure so far, but compared to my usual base coat it didn't perform as well so I'm not impressed. When I tried the Essie first base under my regular nail polish...

About reviewer (2 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinOily, Fair-Medium

HairBlack

EyesBrown


4.0
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4 years ago

The No1 thing I look for in a base coat is how well it protects my nails. This product does a pretty good job of that, it protects my nails from staining from most of the nail polishes, unless it's...

About reviewer (146 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinCombination, Medium, Warm

HairBlack, Wavy, Coarse

EyesBlack


1.0
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4 years ago

I've been trying to find a reall good basecoat after using the OPI Natural Base Coat which sucked, and I heard about Essie First Base so I thought I'd try it out seeing as it had so many good...

About reviewer (1 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinDry, Dark

HairBrown

EyesBrown


5.0
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5 years ago

Ok, I did a review a few weeks ago about CND Stickey base coat, but after using this Essie for the last two manicures, this is the ONE! My complaint about Stickey is that it tends to flood the...

About reviewer (105 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinNormal, Fair-Medium, Cool

HairBrown, Straight, Fine

EyesGreen


5.0
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5 years ago

I hate the expression "game changer" but that's the best way to describe it. It seems to protect my nails when I take polish off. Usually my nails become brittle and break and break and break but...

About reviewer (134 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinOily, Fair, Cool

HairBrown, Straight, Fine

EyesBlue


5.0
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6 years ago

Best base. Nail condition: Soft, bendy, weak and peeling. This is the only base that prevents my nail tips to bend inside out and split. It really protects my nails from damage and allows them to...

About reviewer (342 reviews)

Age

SkinVery Oily, Olive, Warm

HairBrunette, Straight, Coarse

EyesBrown


1.0
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6 years ago

My nails have started becoming very brittle and I've been wondering why. Then I came across some reviews that this base coast has the same effect on others, too. Although it dries really fast, a...

About reviewer (10 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinDry, Fair-Medium

HairBlack

EyesBrown


5.0
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6 years ago

So I have been trying this basecoat out for a couple of weeks I think, and I think I really like it! I have tried several different basecoats and nail treatments such as OPI Nail Envy, and none...

About reviewer (25 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinCombination, Fair, Warm

HairBrunette, Wavy, Fine

EyesBlue




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