Rated 4.62 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review A nurse's best friend
I am a nurse in a busy hospital. I use hand sanitizer/wash my hands over a hundred times per shift (I've counted) and this is the only top coat out there that will take that sort of beating for almost two weeks and actually keep the color on my nails without chipping. I use it with Orly's rubberized base coat. Sure, there's some wearing around the nail tips after a week or two, but it's only noticeable if you look closely and frankly, I couldn't care less about a little bit of wear because of the general longevity of this top coat. My hands dry out and crack before this polish does. Nurses can finally have great nails, y'all!
Most Helpful Critical Review Dries very fast, doesn't last long
I have been using this top coat for about six months. It is probably the best fast drying top coat out there - within 10 minutes, my nails are dry to the touch, and after 30 minutes, I can comfortably go about my day.
When I first started using this top coat, it was nearly perfect. Sometimes it would leave lines or globs of the top coat (since the formula is thick), but I was able to overlook it because it wasn't that bad. But over time, it became increasingly more difficult to use. The formula seems to have thickened to the point where it's become impossible to have a smooth application. Now when I apply the top coat, it drags and leaves an extremely streaky finish, and after a few minutes my polish will shrink. I've found that the only solution is to simply replace it once it gets goopy and ruins your nail polish.
Overall, this top coat does its job amazingly, but it quickly becomes frustrating to use. It's probably only good to use for about 2-3 months. I don't want to have to replace it every couple of months, especially when it's nowhere near finished.
Reviewed by 1672 customers Yessss
Cal from California
Fastest drying top coat out there and leaves you with a thick, glossy finish. Even if you apply it over tacky/still-damp polish, it still dries solid in about 5 minutes. My personal recommendation for a top coat!
I will rave about this forever!
Ma from Corvallis, or
Amazing! Dries quickly and gives that high shine look you get from gel. I am cheap and never splurge on nail polish, but always come back to this top coat
Alters the color of your polish
Jc from New Jersey
It does its job but I notice it could alter the color of your nail color. It made my pink nail color slightly darker and gave a slight grey tone. I still like the product but I would use it for darker tones only for this reason.
Once you buy this you always will!
Powder Puff girl from Pasadena, Ca.
You paint your nails and then paint on this topcoat and your nails are dry!
I would purchase this again and again
Toots from Maple grove Mn
Ultimate shine and long lasting
What was all the hype about?
Nira from USA
I heard so many great things about Seche Vite for years and finally decide to splurge on it and wow... so disappointed. Whenever I use this I find stark white scratch marks over my nails?? And I know it's this product because it doesn't happen when I wear polish alone or with a different top coat— something in this formula causes crazy scratch marks. I gave it an extra star because it does dry fast as it claims and it does look very glossy but it's just so not worth the scratch marks.
Seche Vite Dry Top Coat
SamKB from Morgan Hill
Quick drying! Great !
JNick from Georgia
Peels off after a few days. Looks streaky.
This chipped immediately
Lupe D from Industry, ca
This had great shine but did not last one day only a few hours before it started peeling!!
Works like a gem!
Mrs.Saucedo from La Crescenta CA
This is salon quality, it's pretty potent but does dry quickly! Would def. purchase again
ASZ from Minnesota
This is my go-to top coat. Always on the go, it dries fast, goes on evenly, and smoothes out the chunkiest of glitter polishes.
Chips on day one!!
Cookiepuss from Virginia
Don't know what the hype is all about. This chips almost instantly! I've tried and tried and even capped nails chip worse! I'll stick to OPI top coat and save this for summer pedicures.
Leopard Jan from Ohio
I have been using this topcoat for years-must mean something! Dries quickly, very shiny.
ADLC from North Bergen, NJ
I was told this was a very good top coat so I bought it to try for at home manicures. One day I painted my nails finishing with this top coat and within 2 days I already had 3-4 chipped nails. I took off my whole manicure and just applied the clear top coat as an experiment and the top coat just completed peeled off after one day. Unfortunately, this was not a good purchase for me and will not buy again.
Dries fast,strong scent
Brit from Wisconsin
I paint my nails all the time so a fast drying top coat is extremely necessary for me. This one is extremely heavily scented, but it does go away when dried. Nails lasted 2 days before chipping. Just ok overall, think I will go back to Sally Hansen after this.
Best Top Coat Hands Down
southernbelle from Louisiana
This is the only product I have confidence in to leave a beautiful shine and to dry fast without smudging. I usually give it around 10 or so mins to guarantee that its dry, esp if I use multiple layers of nail polish (more than two)
A must buy!
It really does work!
Mimi C. from Sacramento, CA
I love this top coat! It really does work just as it's advertised. So glad my bestie told me about it. It lasts super long and now it motivates me to my own nails more often. I definitely recommend this to all my other friends as well.
Wow this is good
Kp164 from Anaheim, CA
This is such a good top coat that dries about 3 minutes after applying. It also creates a really good barrier for the nail polish underneath. My polish lasts about a week with this on before it starts to fade near the ends, which is so much longer than any other top coat I've used. It also gives a pretty shine to my nails and makes them feel harder, almost like a gel manicure.
Dries fast and makes my manicure last longer
Gigi from California
This is a very good top coat. My nail polish lasted chip-free for 5 days whereas I normally can't get it to last more than 1 or 2 days without a chip. It is my new staple.
Dries fast, but thats about it
mg from nyc
It dries super fast, so if you are doing a manicure in a rush, this is great. However, I often chip within 24 hours with this top coat, even if I am only wearing one layer of polish under. Also it smells insane-- like gasoline almost. I don't mind that, but imagine some would really dislike the odor.
If you use it right, the best thing around
Manderkins21 from Charlotte, NC
I've been using Seche Vite for years and was getting frustrated with the pulling and shrinkage. You cannot apply Seche Vite to dry polish or bare nails. So I switched to OPI top coat, which takes 10 years to dry. Then it occurred to me, put the Seche Vite OVER the OPI. I felt like Dr. Frankenstein because what I have created is the pinnacle of top coat combinations. Now, I have Seche Vite's lightning fast dry time, no shrinking, high-gloss shine. My polish can go over a week without chipping and can be easily removed with acetone at home. I now have absolutely no need to ever go back to the salon for gels and it's all due to Seche Vite.
PLW from DC
Wow does this top coat work! 100% dry in less time than it takes to finish a lunch break. The only problem; it STINKS of turpentine when opened. Luckily the smell does not transfer to your nails. I strongly debated on returning due to the smell, but it works so well I decided to keep it.
No! Save your $
Beauty lover from TX
Buy the Rapidry instead. It is amazing and does what it is advertised to do. This product dries fast but I still experience some smudging. Not with the Rapidry though.
Jacksmom807 from Chandler, AZ
This is a really pretty top coat as far as it's really glossy and dries quickly. Unfortunately I can't use it because it burned my nails so bad. The pain was felt deep in my nail bed through my hands. I had to remove it immediately ☹️☹️
Well it dries fast...
AmyToo from NORTH DAKOTA
This is a decent top coat... but don't use it alone on bare nails as just a shine coat, it peels right off. Also, I added a second top coat to my manicure several days after initially painting them (with an actual base coat) and it caused the whole manicure to peel off several hours later. There has got to be something better out there.