i heard really good things about this so i finally gave in and tried it out. it did leave my nails extremely matte but only for a day. in the morning they were shiny again so the results aren't lasting. second of all i got the white lumps people are talking about on the first use. i thought i was using it wrong but now i see i'm not the only one. i will never cheat on my HG matte topcoat again. Warpaint Beauty Matte Topcoat (from Hot Topic)
This product is excellent!!!! I haven't arrived at the half bottle to see if the product changes. But for now i'm enjoying the results and is fabulous. Very satisfied.
Don't waste your money on inexpensive matte top coats, this one is worth every penny. I've purchased other brands that do not perform as well as this one, with this type of product you get what you pay for. One coat does the job, I'm talking chalk board matte finish, where less expensive brands leave my nails with a satin finish and never as matte as this one. I even believe this acts as a quick dry top coat too which is a bonus and I've had the same bottle for almost 2 years without it becoming to thick to use. Highly Recommended product!
Beat matte top coat. Makes a matte finish to every nail polish- even if it is not essie's.
For me this top coat does its job..
-It makes your nails matte (unlike some other ones that doesn't really mattify the nail polish; actually makes it look ashy and dull looking)
- it dries really fast
- makes your nails look matte fast
- I hate the fact that I have to put quite a lot of product on to your nails just to make it matte
- the consistency of it isn't smooth.
- It's like when you put on the polish from the bottom of your nails and swiping it upwards the polish will just finnish off halfway before you can coat your whole entire nails. And in the end it is just making me have to take more product to go and coat the whole nail.
- And if you go over the polish several times, it'll make your coloured polish looking really streaky and gross.
- IT WILL FADE so fast! The matte effect will start to look shiny after 2 days and will become shiny after a week
Price wise, it is quite pricey but I'd buy it anyway since you can use this on top of any nail polishes and other matte top coats that I tried doesn't really make my nails matte.
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Bought this in a set with Essie Wicked a few years ago and LOVED it! With just one coat your nail is completely shine-free, a true matte finish rather than satin. Gives any polish you own a fresh new look. Becomes thicker and thicker over time, but that is to be expected with any top coat or base coat. The only con I have is, like the reviewer below me, about halfway through the bottle little hard white spots were left on my nails after application. I didn't have nail polish thinner at the time so I used acetone to thin it out and it didn't help, so I had to throw it away because it was useless at that point. I haven't repurchased since then, but I will soon. If the same problem happens again, I'll try using Orly's nail polish thinner to see if it dissolves those white things and will update this review.
I was really excited about this top coat and searched for it for weeks last year but it was always sold out. Luckily my best friend found it and bought it for me and I was so thrilled! I was a mattifying fool for weeks! I loved the texture and what it did to glitter and flakies especially.. However once I had used about 1/3 of the bottle it started leaving white spots on my nails. I've tried shaking it really well and applying it thinly, thickly, fast and slow and nothing has helped. Did I just get a dud or does it do this to everyone? I'll probably repurchase if I can't find another matte top coat that works as well but I'm bummed I didn't even get half way through the bottle before I couldn't use it as a top coat anymore. It does work really well as a base under holos though so at least it's not a total waste.
First matte top coat I got and it works really well for me! Love watching it transform from shiny to matte. Def gonna buy it again!
I wasn't very impressed by this product. It's the first matte topcoat that I've bought since I've read some good reviews and some bad (the other brands I read about were pretty much all bad). My interest in matte nail polish is to get the cool matte/gloss contrast when I use my Konad nail stamping kit to do designs. I have no interest in just wearing a matte polish alone. I used Nicole by OPI's Razzle Dazzler and this did a pretty good job mattifying it initially. I used my OPI Start to Finish with my leopard print stamp and it looked really cool and I was excited to show it off at school the next day. By the morning, the matte coat had gotten so shiny I couldn't differentiate between it and the leopard spots. I was bummed. It started chipping right away and by the end of the second day, my entire index finger had gone bare. I might try to use a protective top coat over Razzle Dazzler before the matte (someone said that would work) and try again. If it doesn't work, I'll spend the money on the Butter London matte.
SUPER cool! This is my first matte finish nail product but I'm in love! What a great way to be able to wear your polishes 2 different ways :) It dries super fast and leaves the polish in the perfect matte fashion...give it a try!