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How Long Does It Take For Essie Gel Couture Nail Polish To Dry?

Written by Tara

No base coat is needed if you’re using gel couture. Can I use essie color with the base or top coat from another brand? Base coats and top coats are created with the a specific color formula in mind. For optimal wear and shine results, use essie base and top coat with essie color.

I’m devoted to my quick drying top coats, especially Poshe, which allows me to use my hands just 10 minutes after my manicure. I was incredibly shocked to see that this Gel Couture top coat is very fast drying as well, approximately after 15 minutes, I was confident enough to go do some laundry.

Generally Do you need a UV light for essie gel? The key gel ingredient in gel nail polish is photo-reactive, so once applied, it requires curing under a light-emitting diode (LED) nail lamp or ultraviolet (UV) nail lamp. essieā€¢gel nail products are only compatible with LED lamps and cure to a gorgeous, glossy finish in just a few minutes.

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

What is the difference between Essie gel and essie gel couture?

The difference between the original Essie Nail Polishes and this new gel coutureā„¢ line is the brush and 2-step application. The gel coutureā„¢ brush is wider than the normal essie brush, with a rounded tapered edge, designed to curve to the nail to ensure perfect color application.

Can you use a UV lamp with essie gel couture?

If you’re a nail salon aficionado like us obsessies, you know you have plenty of manicure options to choose from to get perfectly polished nails. You can go classic with a regular polish manicure or get some extended wear time & durability with UV/LED gel.

Does essie gel couture really last?

It lasts 5 days without ANY wear, and can last between 7-10 days with minimal chipping,but still look clean. To apply: do NOT use a basecoat, and immediately apply 2 coats of color. Then, once dry, apply 1 coat of the Essie Gel Couture (must be theirs, don’t use a regular top coat) clear top coat.

How do I make Essie gel polish last longer?

DO: Refresh your manicure with topcoat every two days. Applying a thin layer of topcoat to an aging mani re-stabilizes the polish and restores shine, which makes it last longer. It’s important to choose a thinner, longwear topcoat like essie’s no chips ahead, that doesn’t make your existing mani too thick or gloopy.

Does essie gel couture come off with nail polish remover?

Best of all: Essie Gel Couture Nail Polish is easily removed with any acetone nail polish remover, so you can keep your nail beds healthy and save the tin foil for your leftovers.

Why does my essie nail polish chip easily?

Your nails are not clean/ Your nails are too oily An oily base will make it harder for your nail polish (or base coat) to adhere on your nails which will make it easier to chip prematurely.

Why does essie nail polish streak?

Another reason why nail polish gets streaky is because the brush strokes show through. Keep the brush at a 45 degree angle, not flat against the nail, to prevent brush strokes Fromm showing through. Keep the brush up at the base of your cuticle and press down gently to fan the bristles out and swipe downwards.

Can I use essie gel couture top coat with regular polish?

Gel Couture is a clear, glossy topcoat originally designed to be used with the Essie Couture Gel polishes, but I’ve recently figured out that it’s an excellent topper for ALL polishes, not just the Essie Gels. For starters, it’s so shiny that it always looks wet (even when dry), which I love.

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I am Tara, and I am addicted to nail polishes and other beauty related things!:) Join me on my ride to paradise!