This product is legitimately worse than not using a base coat at all. It makes polish more difficult to apply, does not dry out at all, and smells funny.
I hate this product! Only bought it due to the nice frosted packaging. I had my nails done at the salon earlier, nice, smooth and glossy in OPI's Mermaid's Tears and OPI top coat. I wanted the manicure to last so I decided to get a top coat polish.
Bad move. First of all, it took forever to dry. Secondly, it kind of melted my manicure polish. I had it on for 6 minutes and had to scratch an itch, and my manicure totally spoilt! Therefore as an emergency move i had to put another two coats to make the spoilt manicure look decent.
It's been been almost two hours and frankly speaking I'm not quite sure if it has entirely dried yet :@
And it makes my polish look MATTE. NOT GLOSSY AT ALL.
Had to get a sticker off something and I could see the coat chip already.
Fail product. (Except for the packaging)
I don't know why this product is getting so many negative comments! I was in need of a cheap top coat and I was planning on using it as a base coat too, but when I saw this, I decided to try it out. It left my nails sleek and shiny, and most surprising of all, it dried super, super fast! Maybe some people got a defective bottle, because I am loving this Revlon one! It has lasted a long time and has not gotten goopy on me yet. I highly recommend this product!
This stuff takes hours to dry. I applied it midafternoon and it was still tacky at midnight, when I went to bed. Of course when I woke my nails were spoiled by impressions of my bed linens and fingerprints. I live in a blazingly hot desert, so there was no humidity to interfere or anything like that. There was no difference in the amount of time it takes for the paint to flake off, either. This product is a failure.
I bought this cos I liked the frosted glass effect of the bottle and it was cheap.
The brush is terrible, it's too thin, has air bubbles and doesn't really pick up the polish very well after half a bottle.
As for the formula, it does the job but that's it, nothing more than an extra layer. It doesn't really add much shine or level the polish below it, but then again it doesn't boast that it does. It is very difficult using this in thinner layers.
When used as a top coat, I find that it produces alot of bubbles on otherwise very smooth polish. Maybe it's because I had to use more polish so that the top coat will be smooth, but it doesn't work for me.
I'll probably finish using this bottle and buy more Seche.
I don't have too much experience with polishes, but so far this one does the job. I'm not too picky as long as it doesn't chip noticeably within the first few days. But buying this as just a clear polish, not using it as a top or base coat, I suppose I can only see what it does on its own. As far as I'm concerned, it's perfectly fine. The drying time is a bit of a pain, but the shine is great with just one coat. All I wanted was a basic clear polish with maybe a little bit more staying power than usual.
What a waste of money. As a base-coat this sucks; it leaves your polish looking horribly streaky. I actually had to take my polish off completely because the streaks were so bad and they ruined my manicure. As a top coat it sucks too because it takes forever to dry. I understand that nail polish is sensitive but almost 20 hours seems a bit excessive. The bottle is a basic nail polish bottle, but the brush is flimsy and very thin. I will most definitely not be repurchasing this product and I strongly suggest that you don't waste your money and time as I did.
i wish i had read the reviews of this on MUA... this stuff is terrible.unlike others, i personally think its fine as a base coat; however, as a top coat... ugh. it takes forever to dry and when i wake up after doing my nails, i will have spots where the fabric pattern from my sheets has transfered to my nails... it takes a few days for them to become undentable, and a day or two after that, they begin to chip. if it werent for my tight budget, i would be throwing this in the garbage asap. as soon as i get even close to finishing this, i will be getting something of higher quality.
I've not used it as a top coat, but as a base coat, I'm not a fan-- it might be protected stained nails, but it made the polish much 'stickier' feeling and harder to apply compared to how the polish normally is without any base coat. I also don't like the brush: it's very thin and either picks up too much polish (making it drip everywhere) or, more often, too little polish (making it impossible to get a nice even finish). I won't be buying this again, and as it stands, I probably won't be finishing this first bottle. On the plus side, it isn't too expensive (though clearly I should have just spent the extra money to buy something worthwhile), and when I accidentally knocked the bottle over the other night, the bottle design is such that not too much polish escaped.
i use this for a top coat. its okay, not great but not horrible. i like how it makes my nail polish really shinny. but it does not do a very good job as a top coat. my polish chips easily, and comes off faster than it should. its an okay product, there are a lot more better ones out there.