Rated 4.61 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 1680 customers Polish peels off
Sam from Florida
I have used this product for years without problems but I agree with a previous review that the formula appears to have changed. It does dry fast and leaves a great sheen. But the good news ends there. It always got thick and gloppy easily even when tighty closed and needed to be thinned out. But now my polish peels off completely within a couple of days. I just used a brand new bottle of this over a brand new polish yesterday and several of my nails peeled off in sheets today. Nails were dry and properly prepped. I did nothing to cause chipping or peeling. Time to look for a new product.
Definitely a keeper
Trish the dish from St Clair Shores, MI
Top coat that does what it says...goes on easy and dries quickly. Keeps that shiny, just polished look for days.
Sue from Fl
I LOVE this product.
Smokey from Cooksville, MD
I do my own manicures! This product is fantastic! Always dries quickly which means no smudges!
It sucks nail polish peals off in 2 days
Enisa from Michigan
It doesn't last don't waste your money!
Absolutely the best top coat!
Hilda from Louisiana
Keeps my nail polish on for at least two weeks depending on how much time my hands are in the water
Used To Be Great....What The Heck Happened?!
KittyLynnNYC from Forest Hills, NY
Back in the day, this was the only top coat both me and my mom would use, based on the recommendation of her manicurist. It was the best; dried fast, left nails super shiny for days, and kept chips at bay for at least 8 days, even with washing hands, doing dishes, etc.
Several years back, I switched to a Sally Hansen top coat in order to save money, but after the one I loved became harder to get, I decided to try Seche Vite again.
Two words. BIG MISTAKE!!
I don't know what the heck happened, but this is not the same formula anymore. It can't be. Yes, it still dried fast, but within several hours, it began to actually lift off of my nail polish, and it even lifted the polish off of a couple of my nails too.
There was no reason why this should've happened. I used it on top of both regular OPI and Essie nail polishes, both of which had normal base coats underneath (I also didn't get lotion or any oil on my nails before applying it either). After this happened the first time I used it, I tried it again the following week on a couple of nails, before doing a full manicure, just to see if maybe it was some kind of fluke. It wasn't.
What else could I do? I threw it away, and searched online until I was able to find the Sally Hansen one I'd been using, and ordered more of it; at least that top coat never gave me any problems!
Needless to say, I'm horribly disappointed, and I'll never buy this item again. Neither should you!
Fast drying but peels off
Amber from Alabama
This dries my polish super fast but never fails a day later max two my polish will chip and the entire nail polish on every finger will just peel off. Super annoying I'll just be patient and wait for them to dry.
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.