This summer, Essie's Gel Couture line welcomes 18 new shades, inspired by couture fashion and available only to salons. Gel Couture promises up to 14 days of wear and an instant, gel-like shine. With its two-step system, there is no need for a base coat or UV lamp, providing a more streamlined process while maintaining the desired shine and chip-resistant strength. Beginning in August, these shades will be available to professionals for $5.75 per bottle. 

Shades include:

behind the seams: a soft, sheer ivory

unbiased cut: a sheer light peach with hints of shimmer

slip dress: a sheer blush pink

perfectly poised: an opaque white

first impression: a warm, light greige

captivate me: a light sandy beige with drops of black

girl about gown: a light apricot pink

glimpse of glamour: a sheer tea rose pink

run of show: a dusty rose with a yellow undertone

all dressed up: a smoky rose with a wash of black

designer debut: a mauve with hints of pink and blue

mode du'jour: a mossy green with a white overcast

designer bow: a bright pop of fuschia

flawless finale: a clean, bright berry pink

on the risers: a sea green with a wash of white

closing time: a purple-toned dark gray

cut the line: a plum red

like it loud: an intense onyx

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