Hey babes! I featured these Essie Gel Couture nail polishes in a recent post, and I thought I’d be good to review them here as well because I have some thoughts! These polishes come with a special top coat, they promise gel-like perfection with a beautiful shine that lasts up to 14 days. I’ve tried these quite often now and I do like them, I just have a few things I’ve discovered that you may find interesting.
The two colours I have are called Pinned Up and Drop The Gown.
The first thing is that if you don’t like regular Essie polishes, you might like these better. Essie polishes tend to chip quite badly in some of the colours, these gel couture colours are very sturdy and don’t have the same flakiness you see in the regular ones. One of the biggest contributors is of course that after applying two coats and the gel top coat, the layers are a little thicker than usually. The topcoat also adheres to the colour in a way that it doesn’t just sit on top of the colour, it forms one whole.
These gel couture polishes come in 66 shades which I think is amazing for a collection like this, and as I am used from Essie, most colours seem to be very true to the bottled colour which is a must for at home use in my opinion. What you see is what you get. I also love the design of the bottle and they fit into each other when storing them.
Have you ever tried a gel topcoat? Tell me in the comments!
Thanks for reading!