Rated 4.71 out of 5 stars
This is the best topcoat I've used hands down! I can't say enough good things about it. It makes your nails look so shiny and smooth, it has a gel like finish as the name implies. I've worn this paired with the gel couture nail polish in pinned up and it doesn't chip no matter how rough I am with doing dishes or house cleaning. I've never had a nail polish last longer than about two days before I have major chipping and so far it's been four days and I don't have any signs of chipping, they look as good as the first day I painted them. Overall I highly recommend this to anyone! It's this best! I received this product free for testing purposes.
I recieved this top coat along with a color in my Influenster box this month. I was excited to try it since I've always been a huge Essie fan, but I was super bummed at the results. It looked beautiful and applied so well, which is why I'm giving it two stars. The applicator was amazing, I always have trouble painting my nails and this made it flawless. But a few hours later, I was washing dishes and my nails started PEELING OFF WHOLE like they were sticker decals. I was really really bummed since I had spent so much time painting my nails and following the directions, only to have half my nails peel off while doing a task as simple as dishes a few hours later.
*I was not paid or compensated for this review*
Sarah from Iowa
I've tried several top coats - not using anything else! This is #1
Marilyn from Indianapolis
I bought Essie 1 and 2 .. this is 2 shiny. I'm very impressed how quickly both polishes dried and how this top coat feels on my nails. Very slick and shiny.
Jmer from New York, NY
Used top coat today with the contoure polish , also let dry under fan for 30+ min. Got home one smudged and another chipped layer & didn't do any manual labor today :/ annoying now have to go back to salon
Angel from Palm Coast, FL
This has been my favorite gel top coat for a while. It makes my nail polish last longer.
Home nail expert from Flowery Branch, Ga
This is the very best topcoat for lasting home manicures! Don't waste your time and money on the others!
Kris from Denver
Dries quickly, lasts 6 days and looks gorgeously shiny. It's not a base coat, so it does chip off if you don't have polish underneath.
Donna from York Pennsylvania
Apply this top coat once a week for 3 weeks. And your manicure will last 4 weeks!
Judy from Addison, Texas
First time using this product. It was fabulous - fast drying and lasts very very long without chipping
Gina from Philadelphia, PA
Initially, this worked really well for me. But after a few months, it started shrinking after I applied it and pulls the polish away from the edges of my nails. The shine also doesn't last. I won't repurchase.
GLORIA from Tempe, AZ
I dont get salon gel nails so I dont know how this compares , but this met my expectations. I used this along with the Essie gel color.
VERY easy to apply, looked great for 7 days, and looked fair til day 10. My hands had a rough week, besides my regular job on phone/keyboard , i did a ton of housework and cooking/dishes daily, plus assisting my disabled daughter daily with bathing, dressing, shoes, getting her wheelchair in & out of the trunk . Removed it day 10 , regular nail polish remover. I will definitely keep using this.
veggie from pullman, wa
I've always stayed away from top coats because they make my nails take an eternity to dry and I don't see a longer wear benefit to my polish. this one is a totally different story, it doesn't make my nails seem like they never dry and it makes my nails look more like I got them painted at the salon. I also noticed they really make my polish last longer and that makes me so happy. worth the price!
Peaches from GA
This is the best topcoat I have found; it last longer than most. I forget to wear gloves while doing dishes, so my polish does not stay on as well, but Essie helps and stays on longer!
Sfelger from Acworth
I take this topcoat with me & use every time I go to get a pedicure. It holds up fantastic and keeps my polish color in place until I want it changed again.
athomenaillady from Illinois
I'm constantly doing my nails at home. This top coat extends the life for days! I can usually go about two weeks at least depending on how rough I am on them.
caro from winter garden
best top coat i've ever used. it's honestly so worth the price because my nails last a while before chipping. highly recommend!
Sandy from Canton, MI
I have polished my nails over a week ago & they have not chipped yet. I did reapply one coat of polish & 1 coat of topcoat.
Tink from CA
Never going back to the original top coat! This is a serious GAME CHANGER. I have repurchased multiple times.
Dawn from Cheyenne
This has become my favorite nail polish line. It dries quickly and lasts a while. The best thing is that it looks like gel polish without the pain of soaking to remove it.
Emilia C from Central Valley ca
This is by far the best top coat I have ever used. So, I put my hands and nails through tough times: typing, laundry, washing dishes, handling files, putting lotion on and other products. Little acts like these accumulate and normally start to erode my polish and I end up having to re do the polish. I've done all of the above in the last week and the polish is still on my nails! You can barely, barely, see the edges show. I totally recommend this.
Calooney from Wooster Ohio
But it doesn't. I've been doing my nails for over 2 decades so I understand how important it is to follow the directions - which I did. If you work in any kind of office setting it might be ok for you. But if you use your hands - even with gloves on - it chips & fades within the 1st hour. I did use it on my toe nails & it still faded but I'm not going to let it go to waste.
Khughes from undisclosed
This polish is amazing! Even after days of washing dishes and being rough on them.
Linds from SC
Fantastic top coat. Makes my polish last long and shiny. I do wish it dried faster, but it's ok.
kitty from New York, NY
Love this top coat. Makes my nails dry super fast and has a nice consistency, not too thick not too watery. Wish my nail polish lasted a little longer - I probably get 4 days of wear before small chips appear due to working with my hands a lot but this is the best one I've tried so far.
Ali from Grand Rapids, MI
I've been purchasing this since it came out years ago and using this as my top coat. It makes whatever brand of nail polish I use last 1 week with semi hard use on my nails. One bottle usually lasts me a couple of months. The only thing that would make it better would be to speed up the drying time.
Sandy from Clearwater, FL
I used the product as per the directions and it didn't work any butter than anything else I've tried and I've tried a lot.