Rated 4.08 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review LOVE IT!
I initially bought this to compliment a couple of matte polishes I have. I didn't even think about using it on my regular polish collection, but was curious...I tried it on a few colors and LOVE the effect!! It tones down the shine sparkle (but still letting a hint show) .sort of giving it an eggshell type finish... I feel like Ive doubled my colors/inventory!
Most Helpful Critical Review I can't get it to stay matte! :(
This polish does look spectacular on any color or any design....for about two days. I have used this product several several times thinking something will change but on about the third day the matte has worn down and there is a glossy sheen on every nail...short of re-applying every 2-3 days, I just can't get this top coat to stay matte no matter what I do. PLEASE tell me it's not just me....
Reviewed by 216 customers READ THIS IF YOU USE NAIL STICKERS/WRAPS
melanieh6291989 from Arizona
this will NOT work with nail stickers or wraps such as color street! my nail stickers/wraps literally peeled right off after being in the shower for 5 minutes after I applied this top coat a few hours before. it does give you a good mattifying effect and dries almost instantly (hence the 3 stars), but it does next to nothing for sealing or protecting your manicure. when I use a regular top coat, my nail stickers can last for 2 weeks or more, but with this top coat, they peeled off within the day I applied it. if you're looking for a top coat that seals and protects your manicure, this is not the polish that you want to use!
Kells from WI
Makes color matte without changing it! Also dries quite fast. Only thing is, the brush picked up and removed the existing color on my nails- which was one coat that I had applied over 24 hours ago.
Needed for work
Stefanis from Stow, MA
I can't have shiny nails for work. I decided to purchase the matte topcoat. I have always loved and trusted OPI. Once I get more used to using it, I think I will love it!
It's great but..
Meg art from Ohio
I love the matte it's one of my favorites my only slight issue is you have to reapply the matte every 4 to 5 days ...it doesn't get shiny but it's not necessarily matte anymore
Jess from MI
It does exactly what it is meant for. Great buy!
Angela F from Carmel, IN
Loved the change in finish of my usual polish. Made my at home manicure look like a professional manicure.
Love this stuff!
Amie from North Carolina
This stuff is so so cool! Goes on easy and dries within like a minute. Totally changed the game for me, love the look!
Instant Matte Finish!! Love!!
Brandy from Mobile
Used an OPI Nude color and accelerated the tone with the Matte finish. It's Perfect!
I would buy again!
Maggie from Maryland
I was hesitant of buying this, based solely off the reviews online. I'm new to painting my own nails, but I was willing to try. I saw one review that said to apply the matte coat over a clear top coat. I did just that, and it went perfectly! It was very quick to dry. I had a total of four coats: clear base, one coat of color polish, one coat of clear top coat, and one coat of the matte polish. I let each coat thoroughly dry before doing the next coat. The color polish I used is "It Never Ends." I will buy this again when I run out! Make sure to shake the matte bottle very well before using.
Doesn't last long on me
jinxedfoxx from North Dakota
within 2 days my toe nails had chipped and my toes take forever to show wear. I was very disappointed. seche vite is the best top coat and everything else is not it. it looked nice but also took a long time to dry. not happy and not worth it.
m2le from Happy Valley
One coat of OPI Matte Top Coat and I'm in love. One coat makes the nail completely matted. I only had color transfer from polish to brush when pusing pressure to the brush but came off extremely easy from the brush. I just painted them 2 hours ago and have to see how long it lasts.
2 Stars for being Matte
Not impressed OPI fan from Maryland
Sorry but, I'm not as generous with the stars on this as everyone else. Yes, it does go on matte as many others have said, but should it get 3 stars just because it's only able to do that?! A top coat isn't just for looks/aesthetics but also function, it's supposed to protect the color and aide in lasting/durability. I've painted my nails since I was a child and I'm in my early 30's so I've used a fair amount of brands and colors, never have I ever seen a top coat lift color from a dried nail; I thought the issue was that I used a black of a different brand so maybe it was the mismatch, so I went and bought an OPI black and it did the same thing. Even more, it doesn't matter how long you let it dry the first day you practically can't do much because it will smudge or lift in someway, even if you touch it and it seems dry...so this isn't something that you can do when pressed for time. Then, another weird thing about this top coat, is the fact that it doesn't really chip off, but rather, it rubs off or even washes off. Overall, this is a huge miss and major disappointment given that it's OPI! I'm harsh in my review because it's OPI and we have come to expect a certain level from them which is why many of us are willing to pay more for it; however, this performs worse than the old wet n wild polishes, Revlon, or those little bottles of polishes that were super cheap (can't remember name). Basically, this isn't something I will purchase again from them and I am highly suggesting to anyone reading the reviews prior to buying to look elsewhere this isn't worth it, trust me.
I Wouldn't Buy This Product Again
Sarina from Livonia, Michigan
Don't get me wrong, the product is exactly as billed, it creates a lovely matte finish. However after trying it for the first time, I realized I'm not a fan of the matte finish look.
Sarah from Concord
Works well for what I was looking for.
I like it.
K from Florida
Dries insanely fast. you will see the texture no matter how smooth the polish went down. The polish I used thinned out at the cuticle when applying the top coat. You will have to go over spots to ensure no shine.
Will not be a smooth application
Nail color saturates applicator
lexica10 from USA
As everyone else has said, this top coat doesn't last long and is prone to chipping. The glossy top coats provide chip protection but this does nothing but provide a matte aesthetic. Moreover - even if your nails are completely dry before applying, the color (especially a dark one) will get all over the applicator brush and stain it. Now my entire bottle is tinged red.
Hands down the best!
Madam Librarian from Franklin, Indiana
Very rarely do I ever finish complete bottles of anything but I'm on my third bottle of this top coat. I LOVE the matte look. This product is fantastic and quick drying!
Does what it is meant to do
Mercy from Chicago, IL
The nail polish looks great when using dark nail polishes. However, I will agree with others in that it does not last very long. In two days, my nail polish has begun to chip from the top. This could be because I did not apply it to all of my nail (totally possible) or that the top coat does not last very long. I am giving it 4 stars because it does do what it says it is meant to do.
I would not buy this product again. Nails chipped first day.
L Boom from Nashua NH
usually love opi. but this sucked.
Matte DOES NOT HOLD UP
britt from las vegas
i love opi products but def not this one. The matte effect was no longer matte after a few days. I have to keep reapplying nonstop to make them stay matte because after the few days my nails are all shiny again
Great For Dark Colors
Jo from Ann Arbor
It works okay with lighter polishes but it really "shined" when it came to darker tones. I personally don't like glossy dark polishes, so this top coat is a must for me.
Initially worked great, but did not last
ZG from Detroit
When I applied the matte coat, it went on well, as expected. But the matte did not hold up well by 3rd day. It started showing some slight grey or white finish. Eventually matte finish just left nails. It seemed to happen after I washed dishes.
It does what it says
Gotta do my nails mn from Mpls mn
It seemed to take two coats before all the shiny spots were gone
Falls apart like my dreams
Shaun from Spring, TX
If you want your nails to look like they're made of cheap broken glass in just a day, this is the top coat for you. And no it doesn't look like crackle polish. Used this multiple times and it cracks the polish all over the nails every time.
Not worth it
Katie from Alabama
It does turn your polish matte, but only for a little while. By the end of the day it has worn off and the polish is shiny again "/