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essie® Gel Couture Nail Color
76 varieties available

essie® Gel Couture Nail Color

BY ESSIE #7 in Nail Polish

4.5 out of 5 stars
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4.57 / 5 based on 1,284 Reviews

Product Description

Gel Couture - Essie Gel Couture provides up to 14 days of color and shine in unique, couture-inspired shades. No lamp required. Easy removal.Step 1: Luxurious Couture Color:Pure color pigment technologyRich, streak-free colorNo basecoat requiredPatented swirl stem brush (exclusively in Gel Couture Step 1)Step 2: Flawless Gel-Like Top Coat:Protects color and magnifies shineUltra-glossy finishShatter-proof, hard shell technology extends wear and prevents chippingQuick-dryingFour families linked to key moments in couture:The Atelier: embodied by the neutrals (whims & pins)The Backstage: embodied by the pastels (preview peek)The Runway: embodied by the brights (runway reveal)The After Party: embodied by the deeps (after the after party)Benefits:Professional, salon manicure lookGel-like finishHigh-qualityProvides a protective coating to nailsTop coat consistencyLess color transferFaster dry-timeLess scuffing - Gel Couture

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essie® Gel Couture Nail Color
essie® Gel Couture Nail Color
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Catie H.
7 reviews
Review for: Platinum Grade Finish Top Coat, Fairy Tailor more...
When I first saw Essie Gel Couture in Target I was intrigued yet skeptical... A fast drying two step no light gel nail? I’ve tried other no light gel nails and none of them measure up to Essie Gel Couture, this stuff is incredible. It lasts so long, IT DRYS SO FAST, the colors and shine is next level, and it protects your natural nails. My nails grow so long when I wear this polish(I’ve always had nails that peel and break). You have to get the color and the top coat for it to work which seems pricey but realistically is around the price of a single gel manicure. Application is a breeze and it removes like normal polish but wears like gel, and even fools nail techs. I had broke a nail while on vacation and went to get it patched at a salon and the girl told me it was an extra $10 to remove my gel polish, when I told her it wasn’t gel she was shook. I highly recommend you try Essie Gel Couture it’s a game changer. 
Maria F.
47 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Sheer Fantasy more...
I bought this color from Essie because I wanted I clean simple look I could apply when I can’t go get my nails done. I had to give it a 4 since there was a con. I had to apply 4 coats to get at least some coverage, but not full. On the good side, even after applying the 4th coat the consistency on my nail wasn’t thick so I could continue adding if I wanted to. I have always loved the Essie brush, it is perfect to apply the product. The consistency of the nail polish is very light, hence why the shade is so transparent, making it even easier to apply. I love the packaging for the gel product and the overall look. I will update the review to let you all know how long the product lasted on.
Dana L.
107 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Nails are just something I can’t give a lot of time to. I’m blessed with thin nails yet my nail-beds are oily. Standard manicure nail polish sticks to my nails for maybe 2 days before starting to peel off. Acrylic nails start lifting away after 6 days (8 if I’m lucky). Seriously guys my cousin is a nail tech and my nails give her nightmares because she can’t figure out why *exactly* nothing stays put no matter who does my nails. Because of this it just doesn’t make sense for me to waste $15+ on a mani every 2-3 weeks.
Queue last Christmas. My roommate got me a bottle of the color “Model Clicks” so I gave it a whirl. This actually stays on my nails (by my standards). It doesn’t begin to chip for me until day 6/7 but it doesn’t completely peel away like other nail polishes do. It also dries super fast. After applying the polish my nails are dry within 15 minutes, there’s no light curing needed, & another big plus is that there’s no base coat needed so it’s just 3-4 coats (2-3 color & 1 top). Highly recommend! My favorite shades are 370 - Model Clicks & 70 - Take Me To Thread!
Courtney S.
39 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: V.I.Please, Inside Scoop, Style In Excess, Haute To Trot, Find Me A Man-Nequin, Bubbles Only more...
I bought V.I.Please on a whim because I was tired of having to go to the salon to get gel so my nail polish would last more than 2 days. I love that regular nail polish remover removes this and you don't have to soak it off. I work in a field that my hands/nails are always getting beat up and regular nail polish will chip in a hour of me going to work but this lasts about a week and a half for me which is huge with my job. I ended up buying more and more and now I have about 7 of these and I love them so much. Make sure you just don't glob it on or else you might be able to peel it off--2 normal thin coats is all you need. I recommend this to everyone who is looking for a good gel nail polish. 
Jessica C.
Chicago, IL
17 reviews
Review for: Sage You Love Me, Bubbles Only, Essie Gel Couture more...
I have multiple colors in the Essie Gel Couture line. I LOVE them. I bought one at Target to try, then moved on to Amazon to get more colors. The polish works so well, and it lasts me a couple of weeks! The applicator makes it really easy to use, and the polish glides on. Especially as I am not THAT great at painting nails. I love all of the colors I have, and it is definitely more cost effective than getting regular manis. It is worth the upfront cost, you will be saving, and will be happy! I recommend for sure.
Kristina P.
Johns Island, SC
4 reviews
Review for: Top Coat, Rue De La Ruby, Berry In Love, Gold Gilding (pink metallic) more...
I’ve feel like I have been searching FOREVER for a polish that last on my nails for longer than a day without chipping. FOUND IT! This polish is awesome, dries fast, isn’t tacky, and has a great shine. Essie says up to 14 days... I have gotten as much as 8 but that’s a total win in my book. The Gold Gilding is my favorite.. it’s like a shimmery rose gold. Highly recommend! You can also use the top coat on top of other polishes and I’ve had pretty good luck with them lasting more than a few days that way too!
Brianna M.
Jacksonville, NC
78 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I love Essie's new gel collection . I have a few shades and haven't used my other polishes since I got them. I do my own pedicure and manicure at home but always wished my polish would last longer . I've tried all of the polishes claiming they last longer or are just like gel but none work like these. I can get 2 weeks or more out of my pedicure with these polishes and top coat and around 4 days with my hands (usually polish chips the next day).
Ashley E.
8 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This have become my all time favorite nail polish! It has a great color pay off and the top coat gives it a beautiful shine that lasts me at least 2 weeks! This stuff is amazing! I don't know where it has been all my life ;) I don't know if I will ever use anything else : ) I am a mom so my nail polish gets put through a lot, so I have to say this nail polish is definitely mommy approved!!
Laura P.
99 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Off-Duty Style more...
These nail polishes are so good, I've tried a few other gel nail polishes and they end up chipping within a day or two. I wash dishes everyday and when I use this brand I notice they don't even chip on the 2nd day! I would say they start chipping a week and a half or two weeks after I've applied it which isn't bad at all, I definitely need to start building my collection of these nail polishes. :)
Vivian C.
14 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Essie’s runway reveal brights collection in Flashed. A take of a French manicure with a touch of red tip. With two coats of the polish and the top coat finish, this is the final look. It lasted three weeks until the polish started to crack on the tips of my nails but no complaints.
Sky G.
Somerset, Bristol
685 reviews
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Jessica R.
Bedford, TX
13 reviews
How long does this really last?
Kelly G.
Buffalo, NY
104 reviews
How long did this last for people without chipping?
Delaney D.
274 reviews
Manicure or pedicure?
Nida L.
Tallahassee, FL
25 reviews
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