Of the matte topcoats I've used, this is the only one where I've faced the following conundrum. My initial use of this topcoat left me with gorgeous matte nails, just as I had wanted, but as I've used up more and more of the bottle, I've begun to find these little white specks appearing on my nails, and they're rather noticeable. I'm not sure if it's due to the mattifying agent in the topcoat clumping together after sitting for a while or due to formula issues, but it unfortunately means that I can't use it without messing up a potentially good manicure. Maybe thinning will help?
Perfect matte top coat!!! Really nice, when you feel your nails its soooo smooth!! Gets the job done and very cheap compared to some other matte polishes.
Does its job without breaking the bank. Mattifies just as well as stuff that costs over $10 for just around $2. As with all matte top coats, you'll have to reapply every few days if you want a true matte look. Otherwise, it's pretty much perfect, and very easy to use and find.
It does precisely as advertised -- creates a wonderful matte finish to otherwise glossy polishes! I placed it over Wet n' Wild black + Essie Shine of the Times and it looks incredible.
However, it does have a tendency to strip off the color if you apply even the slightest amount of pressure to the brush. Was unaware and used it over a red the very first time...my entire bottle has a very faint pink hue.
LOVE! I was getting bored with my mani and picked this up at Walmart. Decided to put it on yesterday over Zoya Marley and it looks awesome! The finish is great and it dried super fast. I loved watching it change right before my eyes.
I just bought this matte top coat after reading the reviews on this board, and I have to say... I am super impressed with this topcoat! I'm currently wearing a foil polish, black crackle, AND this matte top coat. I wasn't expecting anything great with all of this goop piled on my nails, but it actually looks amazing! The crackle is matte and so is the foil that you can see through the crackle!
This stuff works perfectly for me. I love being able to change up the finish on my nail polishes without having to buy a ton more bottles. I would never buy another matte topcoat, because I have no complaints about this one. It's pretty amazing for only five dollars.
I thought hard candy's matte top coat is decent.. but, I CAN'T FIND IT ANYWHERE ONLINE! I tried butter LONDON'S matte finish and I like it. does the job. anyhow that's my 2 cents. continued >>
I had been looking through my nail polish collection and was pretty sad when I realized that I had almost no mattes! So when I was looking for one I saw the Essie matte top coat and I was just about to get that when I turned around and saw the Hard Candy one. For half the price of the Essie one. It mattifies everything (including neons!). Also, it makes glitter much less shiny after one coat. It works with only one coat and for $4 it is great for the price!
I just started getting into nailpolish and didn't even know such a thing existed! It is very cool. Really does give a matte finish to the nails. *Update* I have noticied that when I use this my polish does not last as long. It peels off. I am deducting some lippies for this.