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Gelish Soak Off Gel Nail Polish, Black Shadow, 0.5 Ounce

This color gel is conveniently designed with a twist cap and applicator brush, apply like polishes, and cured under uv lamp. Color gels are meant to use on natural nails. These products are made to satisfy natural-nail wearers who long wish their color would last for more than two weeks. Color gels will stay on nails for three weeks with no chipping or peeling, and soak completely off in only 15 minutes.

Key features

  • No chipping or peeling, and soaks completely off in only 10-15 minutes
  • Applies like polish and cures in a led lamp in 30 seconds
  • Gelish stays on nails for up to 3 weeks

Honest reviews


Black Shadow

Beautiful color, cures beautifully and no shrinkage. This is a beautiful, perfectly black polish. Gelish is the only polish I will ever wear. 2-3 weeks on fingers and I have gone about 7 weeks on my toes before changing colors due to new growth. Perfect for the busy mom who doesn’t have time to polish her nails 4 times a week!

Suzanne Prides Crossing, MA


Finally I find a color that is actually black. I have had a hard time. I order one and it is almost black with either a blue or purple tint. This one is actually black.

Geneva Minot, ND


This is not a true black but rather a brownish lack. It was not an ugly color. Just not black.

Susan Bell Gardens, CA

True Black!

I was a bit skeptical when I read other reviews, but I did my research online and checked out different swatches before buying. I posted a picture of my oh-so-cute black french mani. It’s a great color! I would buy with confidence. Remember that dark colors take a bit longer to cure (3 minutes in UV) and you might need to add a third coat to make sure you get the color of black you want.

Viola Moorefield, KY

Black gel nail polish. Love it

Its Black gel polish. You have to do 2-3 coats for it to be completely black. I arrived quickly and safely to KS thru my mailbox.Would I re purchase again? YES! I love black nail polish. It is really runny & watery so you have to apply alittle or it will get to your cuticle quickly. I’m trying Shellac next to see if it’s not as watery. It lasts until I peel my nails off (within 2 weeks w/o chipping)

Marguerite Pardeeville, WI


Normally when you open a new polish you assume it’s going to smell a certain way, and that the texture will be smooth and not too thin. Well, this one was a bit old I think. It has a thicker texture than normal, but it’s alright, I’m not too picky.

Alejandra Lisman, AL

Great Product

I really liked this nail polish. Great for Halloween time. I think that it is one of the harder polishes to apply thinly and evenly but gelish is a great product and with practice anyone can master it. I am soon going to try the matte finish with this one!

Addie Burton, MI

Not My Favorite

I love black nail polish! I think it has a classic look rather than gothic as some see it. However, this black is not my favorite. I used 3 coats and even then, it wasn’t quite dark enough. I put a sparkle over it to improve, but I don’t think I’ll ever wear it alone.

Nannie Royal Oak, MD

True black

Great traditional solid black, so if you are looking for that ‘Racheal Zoe’ black, this one is perfection. I got two coats to work so it has pretty good coverage too.

Shanna Windsor, OH


This is a great color and I love gelish, but this shade goes on very thin and seems more runny then most gelish polish.

Pearlie Barlow, KY

Sexy Black

I love this color. It looks especially good with Vegas Nights over it but it is a sexy basic black color.

Lydia Framingham, MA


Perfect black color, goes on smooth, looks great for black tips with some glitter or for a design, looks good

Estella Bowling Green, MO

Black shadow

who doesnt love a good black polish? I love this black is covers so well unlike the other brands that are streaky and wont cover the nail.

Bonita Marston, MO

I love this color!

I love this Black Shadow color and love this product, it stays on for at least 2 weeks even with all the cleaning i do. I recommend you try this color for Halloween!

Jenna East Prospect, PA

good quality

Harmony Gelish Black Shadow: arrived on time, good quality-it’s the right color that I need, cure within time that’s expected.

Eloise Whiteface, TX


Love, love, love this deep dark solid black, it is so shiny and pretty. Two coats was enough for a nice finish.

Julia Eureka, MI

High quality

This is a high quality, long wearing nail polish. The color is just as the name states, black. It’s very pretty, especially with the ultra shiny UV top coat, the only thing that would make it better is if it had a shimmer or glittery look.

Rebekah Salt Lake City, UT

More like a black hot mess!

I’m not a fan of Black Shadow. Normally Gelish makes a very solid formula but this is very runny, very see through, and it shrinks under the light so it’s difficult to work with. I have a shade called Jet Set (dark denim gray) and it’s very thick and easy to apply, so I’m not sure what’s going on with this particular shade. It takes 4 thin coats to make it opaque but because of the shrinking, it looks very bad when you’re done. I love you Gelish, but this shade is not worth it.

Corrine Jonesboro, LA


i love this color and so do my clients! looks awesome with Vegas nights over it! will continue to buy this!

Francis Roseland, FL

pretty basic black, covers well in 3 thin coats

shiny and black and smooth, what more can I say? if you want black, this is black, it fulfills all expectations of a black gel polish

Tanisha Ocklawaha, FL

It is black

What more can you say or ask for. It is a nice black that coats nicely. Great for layering over tape for designs.

Jasmine Charmco, WV

Great product!

I love LOVE Gelish products! Im new to doing my own nails and havent had a problem yet! No chipping, no peeling, no lifting, none of it! It easily lasts 2-3 weeks. I fill mine every 2 weeks becuase i want to use all my new colors! Im currently wearing black with Vegas Lights on top and just completed the Tough Mudder without ONE single chip or break! SOO happy with my nails and this product!

Glenda Fountain, MN

Must have love it

Everyone needs black in there collection and this is the perfect one I put three to four thin coasts and cure extra 2 mins since its a dark color and add one coat of twinkle and it looks fabulous its a must..I love it

Krystal Harwinton, CT

Bigger than expected

I got gelish from Sally beauty to start, but they didn’t have this color. So ordered, and was a BIG bottle compared to the little ones at the store. Great color though, and won’t need to buy more for awhile.

Lourdes Kingston, AR

Very sheer, but good

A beautiful black, but much more sheer than I was expecting. Really needs 3 coats for full opaqueness, unless you are using a sparkle. Wears well.

Evangelina Abbeville, LA

Perfect Black

As a big fan of Gelish, I felt like I needed to add a black polish to my collection, and this one fits the bill! Black shadow looks great by itself- very deep and shiny. I also have tried it with glitter polish on top, which is fun for going out, and for Halloween I used it for jack-o-lantern faces over orange cream dream, which was cute and looked great! A must-have for gelish fans!

Janice Kaweah, CA

Perfect Black

Gelish Black shadow is a dark black color great for a reverse french manicure. Love the rich color and the application.

Diana Aguada, PR

Curing issues

I love the black color, but you need to be aware of the curing issues for this color. Firstly, you can paint your entire cuticle and put it under the UV light and it will recede about 1 week’s growth off your nail. There is MAJOR shrinkage on this color. You can try to cure one hand at a time, but you will still be disappointed. The only way I could make it work was to paint and cure two or three nails at a time. I don’t have time for that. This color is awesome for accents and designs. if you’re going to paint your whole nail, open a bottle of wine and settle in for the night.

June Arlington, IN


I’m so very happy with the Gelish black shadow gel, it applies very smooth and easy and with two coats you have a true black nail I recommend this gel polish!

Josefa Milton, NH

Nice color

I like to paint my mails black every once in awhile. This is color works very well and looks pretty good because it is very shiney. I would recommend if you like to go gothic every once in awhile.

Jimmie Elm Springs, SD