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4.1

43 reviews

79%
would repurchase
4.4/5
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ingredients

Ethyl Acetate, Alcohol Denat., Butyl Acetate, Heptane, Nitrocellulose, Tosylamide (Epoxy Resin), Trimethyl Pentanyl Diisobutyrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Polyvinyl Butyral, Ethyl Tosylamide, Benzophenone-1, Dimethicone, CI 42090 (Blue 1), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake)

Reviews

Reviews


5.0
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11 years ago

I don't know what to say about this that hasn't been said. Its a basic first step but unlike others out on the market this truly does what it is suppose to! I'm really impressed and so happy I've...

About reviewer (78 reviews)

AgeUnder 18

SkinCombination, Olive, Not Sure

HairBrunette, Wavy, Other

EyesBrown



5.0
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11 years ago

This is my first review on MUAbut this is seriously the best base coat ever! It makes such a difference in making my manicure last longer. I compared different base coats and when I use this one it...

About reviewer (1 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinCombination, Tan

HairBrunette

EyesBrown


4.0
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12 years ago

Prevents staining for all my lights AND darks! Dries super fast! Prolongs the life of my manicure! ESSIE FIRST BASE TOP COAT WINS!

About reviewer (34 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinNormal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

HairBrown, Straight, Fine

EyesBrown


4.0
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12 years ago

This is a pretty decent base coat. Personally, I've found that it works great with other Essie nail polishes as well as Sally Hansen ones. With Essie I can last about 5 days with no chips. For my...

About reviewer (43 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinAcne-prone, Tan, Warm

HairBlack, Straight, Medium

EyesBrown


4.0
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12 years ago

This is only my second try at a basecoat, the first product I tried did nothing for me and I was starting to wonder if basecoats were just a marketing gimmick but this one has been great. I usually...

About reviewer (18 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinCombination

HairBlond

EyesHazel


5.0
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12 years ago

This was a good first base coat to have, no pun intended. It was an easy application and my nail polish didn't chip, not even a bit- usually I can bite through it (horrible habit) but it wouldn't...

About reviewer (178 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinCombination, Dark, Cool

HairBlack, Other, Other

EyesBlack


5.0
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13 years ago

This product blew.my.mind. I got CND Stickey before purchasing this, and I found the performance to be mediocre: it gave me the same result as using nothing at all. When I tried the Essie, it dried...

About reviewer (4 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinOily, Fair

HairRed

EyesGreen


4.0
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13 years ago

Got this since my fave essie protein base coat was d/c, and i was really indeed of a base coat. Nail polish usually never last more than 2 days on me since I have to wear gloves at work all the...

About reviewer (173 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinOily, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBrown, Wavy, Medium

EyesBrown


5.0
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13 years ago

Love this product. My seche vite base and top coats dried up and I happened to have this. I've been using it as a base and top coat and it extends my manicures for longer than ever. I wore a...

About reviewer (44 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinAcne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool

HairBrown, Wavy, Fine

EyesGreen


5.0
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13 years ago

I love this base coat! I was wavering between China Glaze Strong Adhesion and Orly Bonder, but the Orly Bonder reviews mentioned that polish tended to peel off in sheets and I had that same problem...

About reviewer (2 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinCombination, Fair, Neutral

HairBrunette, Wavy, Fine

EyesGreen


4.0
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14 years ago

I haven't used many base coats this is my second one (hated the first) and I really like it. It seems to make a noticeable difference in how long my nail polish lasts which is a big deal to me...

About reviewer (981 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinCombination, Fair, Not Sure

HairBrown, Curly, Coarse

EyesGray


5.0
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14 years ago

I don't have so much experience with base coats, but this one is really good. I'm so glad I bought it after reading MUA reviews. Thin texture, dries fast and my nail polishes spread evenly. Great...

About reviewer (244 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Cool

HairBlond, Wavy, Medium

EyesBlue


5.0
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14 years ago

On a recent manicure kick (and obsessed with a couple of Chanel polishes that kill me to watch get chippy after a couple of days) I decided to shop around for a good base coat, which I've never...

About reviewer (1606 reviews)

Age

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBrunette, Wavy, Medium

EyesBrown


5.0
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14 years ago

Dries quick. Provides a good base for nail polish to stick to. Prevents my nails from staining from red/dark polishes.

About reviewer (63 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinAcne-prone, Fair, Warm

HairBrunette, Wavy, Medium

EyesBlue


5.0
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14 years ago

I love the name haaha. This base coat dries super fast and provides an even surface to paint polish on. I was skeptical about the small brush at first but it glides on precisely and easily.

About reviewer (76 reviews)

AgeUnder 18

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

HairBrown, Straight, Fine

EyesBrown


5.0
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14 years ago

I use this base all the time, it applies evenly in a nice thin fast drying coat. It leaves a smooth finish when polish is applied over the top and IMO extends the life of my manis, I usually get...

About reviewer (61 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinNormal, Fair, Cool

HairBrunette, Straight, Fine

EyesGreen


5.0
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15 years ago

I only use OPI or China Glaze polish with Seche top coat( just for the reference). I ran out of my Creative Stickey and our TS does not carry Creative, so I bought this. It seems to work better...

About reviewer (13 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinVery Oily, Olive

HairBrown

EyesBrown


5.0
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15 years ago

I don't get my nails professionally done, but I had a gift certificate and so I went. The tech used Essie First Base Basecoat on me much to my surprise. She swore by it and, a week without a chip...

About reviewer (274 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBrown, Curly, Fine

EyesBrown


3.0
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16 years ago

This is great if you use sheers or light colors, but I got horrible staining with darker colors and reds. It is super thin, so if you use two coats the staining is less, but who wants to spend...

About reviewer (77 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinVery Dry, Other

HairBlond

EyesBlue


5.0
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16 years ago

I purchased this recently, as my Creative Nail ridge filler was just not cutting it. I have natural nails and I was lucky if I'd make it 24 hours without a chip in my polish. I thought I would...

About reviewer (24 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinDry, Fair, Warm

HairRed, Straight, Medium

EyesGreen