Rated 4.65 out of 5 stars
Let me start by saying how much I was blown away by the bottle of both the Essie gel matte top coat and the gel color in V.I.Please! I have never seen a bottle that looked as if it was melted and twisted for a nail polish before so I absolutely love that! I started by using the gel color in shade V.I.Please and was super excited with how pigmented it is! One swipe on my nail had it completely covered and bold bright beautiful color!!! After letting it dry (which doesn't take long at all and doesn't need a U.V light!!!!) I wanted to test the gel matte top coat over top of the color. And at first it just looks like a normal top coat. But I could watch as it slowly started becoming less and less shiny until the top coat completely dried. It dried down into a beautiful matte finish! Not TOO matte to where it looks like you tried coloring your nails with sharpie or anything like that. Haha. The perfect amount of matte. And the matte top coat didn't negatively effect the color of coverage for me at all, which is an issue that I have experienced with other brands and types. This is the best matte top coat I have came across thus far. And I am in love with the bottle and the fact that its gel that does NOT need a U.V light which is a huge win in my book. It helps the wear time and helps thin nails from bending or feeling as flimsy and breaking. I've been wearing it for about a week now and I have no chipping or anything yet. So I absolutely recommend this!
This product was different. I wouldn't really say that it is matte, more of a satin finish which was nice. I am terrible at painting my own nails and the matte top coat erased a world mistakes (that I made) applying gel paint that I got with the matte top coat (meant to work with the top coat). I did notice that the top coat pitted if I only used one coat and that it rubbed off after a few days and needed to be re-applied.
Carolynecky from Austin, TX
A good clear polish top coat. It's not too chunky and lasts for a while.
Cathy from Port St Joe Fl
I was shopping for a high gloss nail polish and then I saw this bottle nail polish and it was the last one and thought, this seems to be pretty popular item so I bought it and tried it on my nail and loved the finish look.
Feels good on my nails and helps them to grow.
Leslie from Los Angeles
I only needed one swift coat of Gel Coutoure Matte Polish for my nails to turn matte. Love the finish!
Borealis from Seattle
Honestly the matte rubs off after a while. Not worth it
DianaR11 from TX
I love, love this nail color set I got the mate top coat along with a berry/fuchsia nail polish color and OMG it is absolutely beautiful. One coat is enough and it dries up fast. My girls absolutely loved it and so did I.
tsy13 from undisclosed
I enjoy that this gives a nice matte finish. however, the polish takes a while to dry and it chips very easily.
Chels92lg from Oklahoma
I love the look of this bottle, it is elegant and unique. I am not so sure that it can be used with nail polish that is not the same brand tho.. I think that was my mistake. I really liked the application of the matte top coat and thought the after product was adorablely matte but it didn't dry properly and messed up within the first day.
Pergoddess from Nyc
The matte effect makes your mani look more edgy and it just a change from shiny manicures. I'm excited to try more colors. I highly recommend if you like to switch it up and try new things.
ErinMarissa from New York, NY
I hate sitting and waiting in overpriced nail salons so this polish is a dream come true. I wasn't thrilled the last few times and realized it was because I decided to use a base coat from another company. I will stick with using the product as instructed :)
Jen from St. George, Utah
This is a splendid product! Works just like it should!! I love it!!
Jes87 from North Carolina
I used this polish as the second step to the gel couture set. It gives a nice matte finish and is long lasting.
AMOSEL0321 from Columbus, Oh
I've always struggled with clear coats not making my polish last but with this Essie gel clear coat it goes on smooth looks like a gel but lasts so much longer and it easy to take off. My favorite clear coat product!
RescueMama from undisclosed
This gel top coat works very well! It is matte so it doesn't leave your nails looking super shiny, rather just simple and classy. My mom was excited to try it and seemed to like it as well.
jinus97 from undisclosed
I'm a huge fan of essie polishes in general so i'm glad i got this top coat. This makes my color polishes stay on a lot longer and gives it a matte finish. Would recommend if you want your polishes to last!
Lynn D from Michigan
I am very impressed with the Essie Gel Couture Matte Top Coat! This was my first time using Essie- so I am impressed with how super easy it is to apply. When you apply this top coat over your nail polish and really leaves a nice salon quality finish! It have had It on over a week and had no signs of chipping. This really is such a great product!
Dessyboo from North carolina
I love this product it works wonders on my nails. It kept them super smooth and matte finish.
Jen161 from Chicago
This matte top coat has such a cool finish, I was really surprised at how well it works! It dried very quickly and seems like you can use to turn any polish into a matte finish!
Alyssaam from Penitas tx
I got this Essie gel couture matte top coat and I absolutely love it! I paired it with another nail polish from Essie and pit it ontop and it was just gorgeous!! I would definitely recommend. It went o. Smooth. No clumping really and the brush was as well noce!
Starryktty from Parkesburg PA
I was not too impressed with this matte top coat. I did all the right steps by applying my regular Polish in two coats and allowing them to dry fully. I then used this matte top coat and it was really thick. I tried my best to do a thin coat. Even though I used two thin coats to top them, I still experienced peeling the same day.
Molly92 from Boston
As someone who typically refuses at home manis given they don't last more than a couple days, I was SHOCKED at how well this topcoat worked. I have had an at home mani using the topcoat and gel polish last more than 7 days without chipping- I'm never turning back! I will say though, the matte look is not for everyone. I was surprised that this gave any shiny polish a completely matte look.
Lex_gre from Louisiana
I think this Essie gel couture matte top coat did a pretty decent job. It did make my nail polish look matte but not as matte as I would like. Overall, it was ok.
bayleev from Kansas City
I love this matte topcoat it stays put and adds some nice edgy style to my nails. Easy to put on and dries down so beautifully.
leahbeah246 from undisclosed
Essie products are my favorite- they are great quality and long lasting. I have several nail polishes and always love the colors. This is my first time trying a matte top coat- it works well! It dries fast and goes on smoothly over whatever color polish you choose. Only giving it four stars because I think I prefer the look of a shiny top coat to the matte look
Emoo from undisclosed
It's very long lasting and the matte top coat works wonderfully! It really makes your nails look like a professional did them, which is why matte top coats are the best.