Essence The Gel Nail Polish
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Essence The Gel Nail Polish


4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars62%
  • 4 Stars24%
  • 3 Stars10%
  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Star1%
4.43 / 5 based on 574 Reviews


Dream-nails… are easy to achieve with the essence nail polishes! The special, innovative formula of the gel nail polishes provides the nails with a long-lasting and high-shine gel finish. The nail polish range offers intensive colors united with perfect coverage in lots of trendy shades like lime, light pink, grey, metallic bronze, pink or black.


Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Isobutyl Acetate, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Aluminum Hydroxide, Ci 15850 (Red 7 Lake), Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77510 (Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide), Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)

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Essence The Gel Nail Polish
Essence The Gel Nail Polish
Reviews (574)
Q&A (19)
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Kristen M.
90 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: 72 Plump Power more...
I purchased this nail polish at Ulta today since it was on clearance and I really wanted a polish this color for the upcoming fall season. I prepped my toes with the Essence Gel Polish Base Coat. The wand for this plum polish is extremely wide and not extremely easy to maneuver, which is the main reason for the 3 star rating. I had to go in with a q-tip soaked in polish remover to clean the edges from where the wand didn’t allow me to get very detailed. If you can get past that, this is a great polish. Two coats gives an amazing coverage on the nail and it is quick to dry and it dries with a beautiful sheen. For $0.99, this is a great bargain!
Meghan B.
23 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I absolutely love this polish! It really looks like I went out and got a professional gel manicure! I have 3 colors and will be buying more. It lasts a long time and the colors are awesome. Such a good price. Would recommend. Essence The Gel Nail Polish
Dekilah N.
Dearborn Hts, MI
71 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I was skeptical, but one try and I'm hooked! Normally my polish tends to start showing signs of wear after a couple days, but this polish still looks brand new 3 days later and I even assembled a piece of yard equipment. I also feel like it self levels better than most polishes and dries quickly. All around winner!
Ilze D.
Binghamton , NY
268 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: 55 Be Awesome Tonight! more...
I am not a pink fan, but I like having some pink polishes for nail art. This is my favorite pastel pink. It gets opaque in two coats for me, which is a minor miracle! The gel-like formula really works and finishes with a high gloss. The brush is flat and rounded, which I love as I can paint even my larger nails with one or two swipes. I only wish Essence as a brand was more available in the US!
Hunter R.
Morgantown, WV
91 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: 54 Dream On more...
This polish is very watery when it goes on, which makes it hard to get an even distribution of polish. It also is a bit streaky at first, so you definitely need 2-3 coats. It looked really good for the first 3 or 4 days, but after that it started to chip like crazy :/ The picture I added is what it looked like after 4 days, and that was with a clear topcoat.
emily p.
225 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: 05 Sweet as Candy, 75 Perfect Match, 24 Indian Summer, 47 Va-Va-Voom, 40 Play with My Mint, 54 Dream On, 53 Rock My World!, 06 Space Queen, 81 So What? more...
I received several of these as a stocking stuffer gift, but I was pleasantly surprised when they turned out to be super cute. And... they actually tend to stay on my nails for a decent amount of time.
Isake P.
Cocoa, FL
10 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: 53 Rock My World! more...
Love the color. The polish last a lot longer than normal polish and it’s really shiny. I’ve had this polish for awhile and it’s always a go to. Purchased this from my local beauty supply. I definitely recommend this product if you want a DIY professional looking set.
Sarah M.
848 reviews
Review for: 05 Sweet as Candy, 54 Dream On, 80 Jeans On!, 55 Be Awesome Tonight! more...
these are ok . they’re wicked inexpensive which is nice ! i usually get them from Ulta online. i use mine like a regular polish although they are gel polishes. i find that the applicator is a little too big for my liking . some of the colors , especially the lighter ones are not very pigmented and need to be layered. i also find that this formula chips easily.
katie l.
16 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
the reason i’m giving this only three stars is because gel nail polish normally has a long wear time but this nail polish only has maybe a three or four day wear and then it’ll start peeling, it probably would do good with a top coat, but overall i do really like them and that’s my only thing i dislike about them
Official S.
105 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: 27 Don't Be Shy! more...
Amazing! I love this nail polish so much! The “don’t be shy” yellowish green color is my favorite. I get so many compliments on it! It makes your nails look like you went to the salon. You’re missing out if you haven’t tried these out. (They don’t require a lamp)
Lindsey G.
54 reviews
How long does last without chipping?
Danica m.
71 reviews
Whats your favorite color?
Kimberly G.
103 reviews
I've wanted to try this because the peach color looks really cute. How is the consistency? Does it chip easily? Thanks!
Nahomy J.
13 reviews
It has good consistency is durable???
Christina F.
331 reviews
The price seems too good to be true. Is this really as long lasting as a typical gel polish?

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