Essie Matte About You


113 reviews

89% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.4

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.4

Price: $$$


Ehtyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Trimethyl Pentanyl Dissobutyrate, Silica, Adipic Acid/neopnetyl Glycol/trimllitic Anhydride Copolymer, Isopropyl Alcohol, Stearalkonum Hectorite, Citric Acid.

on 3/10/2011 11:32:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Medium, Cool

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I'm a little late on the matte polishes as I wasn't too interested. So lately, I've been experimenting and researching what the best matte top coats out there. I stumbled across a blog that suggest Essie's Matte About You (MAY) top coat. I ran out and bought it since I think this is a better deal than buying matte polishes. You can transform any polish you've already got into a matte. So I got the idea from the blog post and applied MAY to just my tips for a muted look (pictured above in red). I LOVE it! Before doing this, I did experiment with the whole nail and love it just as much.
You must work fast with this top coat because product closer to the ferrel of the brush will dry pretty fast and dipping it back into the bottle will only make the rest of the prodct a bit goopy.
Other than that, top coat dries within seconds. I did notice that after 2-3 days the mattiness begins to fade into a more satin finish. You cannot use lotions because if you do, it will ruin the effect. So apply and use with caution.
Overall, I will definitely repurchase this top coat, unless I try a different brand.

on 2/8/2011 11:53:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Other, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

AUSTRALIAN REVIEWER: Matte top coats are trending a lot at the moment and I love them. This one is great, don't put it on too thickly though because it can get messy quick. Also, make sure your polish underneath it is PERFECT before you put the matte top coat on or it'll point out all the flaws in your polish. The Essie Matte About You has a nice enough feel and isn't too thin or thick for my liking.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 1/31/2011 3:23:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Blue

This is so much fun. I was on a matte nail polish kick but, it's hard to find matte nail polishes in the color I like. This made that all easy. I now wont go out of my way to get a matte polish. I like that fact that I can buy a shiney polish and make it matte or leave it as is because of this cool top coat!

on 11/12/2010 9:41:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

This is a great finish for people who balk at spending money on matte nail polishes, like me. It dries quickly, which is a plus, but the formula is tacky so its tricky to apply. I find that the matte formula can streak and make the polish on my nails look uneven and horrible. The matte trend doesn't look great on pastel and most cream colors which I prefer over glitter polishes. However, it doesn't look great on darker polishes and polishes with shimmer or glitter. When I'm done using this, I'll probably look into purchasing colored matte polish instead, to see if the quality is better.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 11/7/2010 8:26:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

This nail polish is very unusual, in a good way.

the matte looks great on cream nail polishes- some colors look much better then others, and some look better then their original color.

i didnt think i would like the texture, i thought it would feel like fine particles all over the nail but it makes no texture and is actually very silky to the touch ..when dry lol.

it also dries the base polish faster and keeps it from chipping longer, almost a full week
i noticed some wear on the tip of the nail but thats no big deal compared to massive chips.

the effect it give is as if the color is your natural nail!
so a lot of people will look and ask what kind of polish you have on!

the price - i think is crazy for a nail polish! i would have never paid the amount for any plain old color.

on 10/18/2010 12:51:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

Awesome product! It really does add versatility to your nail polish collection, though some colours and finishes work better matted than others. I particularly enjoy the satiny look of matted shimmers, it's a really nice effect. It's also a much better deal than buying individual matte polishes, and if you tire of the matte look you only have one unwanted product hanging around instead of a whole collection of different colours.

I haven't noticed this topcoat being more prone to chipping, but my nail polishes always chip pretty quickly anyway- I am a bit rough on my nails. It's not incredibly fast-drying though- I had a few mishaps when I first used it because I assumed it was dry once it had clouded up to a matte finish... you do have to give it a little longer.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 9/26/2010 7:38:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Other

I <3 this mattifying polish. Matte nail polishes look gorgeous with the right looks and this product solves so many probs in one little bottle. Picked this up and, contrary to instructions, you can use it over a top coat and it'll still give you the same matte effect with your nail polishes. Turns any and all colors and formulas into matte heaven.

This just exponentially broadened my nail polish collection and I love the instant matte effect it gives. Will look great with Fall/Winter polishes. HG product!!!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 9/14/2010 9:22:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Black, Other, Medium

Eyes: Blue

So... this stuff is pretty neat, huh. It has effectively doubled my rather extensive nail polish collection, because the shade is slightly lighter once this is on. Plus of course, the matte texture gives you a completely different finish. <3 it.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 9/14/2010 12:17:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Olive, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

I like matte things. Matte eyeshadow, matte foundation, matte nailpolish. The last one is like, impossible to find. UNTIL THIS PRODUCT. It's so cool, it mattifies anything. If you don't want your nails to look shiny, this will do it. I know most people like that shiny glittery shimmery look of nail polish, but if you don't, you should get this. Or if you just want to see what a polish looks like, matte-style. Pretty awesome. I wish they made a product like this for eyeshadows. One downside: 8 bucks is usually more than I pay for a bottle of nailpolish, but oh well.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 8/25/2010 10:02:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

This does a great job initially but does tend to start looking tatty after only a couple of days. I tend to get sick of polish after two or 3 days anyway so that's not too much of a problem!

Looks good on light or sheer colours (uploaded image of a french using nude beach for example), but amazing on bright or dark shades. I got a great deal on this, so worth the price.

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