Essie Gel Couture provides up to 14 days of color and shine in unique, couture-inspired shades. Create a gel-like wear & shine in an easy 2-step system. Step 1 All new essie shades with pure color pigments that lay down rich, streak-free color for a perfectly tailored fit. repeat with second coat. no base coat necessary. Step 2 finish with Essie cutting edge, high gloss top coat. this quick-drying top coat helps protect color and magnifies shine for an ultra-glossy finish without a lamp. · Formulated for use on natural nails without a base coat. · No lamp required for curing. · Easy soak free removal. · New breakthrough brush & stem.