FingerPaints • Top Coat • Top/Base Coats
|Would buy this product again.||16%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Pros: Very shiny
Cons: Takes FOREVER to dry. Wouldn't repurchase.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is the worst top coat I have ever tried. It takes FOREVER to dry and does nothing to extend the life of my mani. The last time I used this I painted my nails around lunchtime. That evening, I noticed that my polish still hadn't really 'set,' and it seemed to be keeping the bottom 2 layers of polish from fully drying / hardening.
Imagine my frustration when I woke up the following morning to find sheet marks all over my nails that had been painted at least 10 hours before I went to bed. Horrible!
Do not recommend under any circumstances. Not even worth it if it's free.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES BUY THIS!!! I bought this at sally's with the buy one get the other one free deal and I thought it was a great buy at first. That is of course, until I tried it. I applied the base coat then 2 coats of my nail polish and then the top coat. After about 20 minutes, I looked at my nails and WOWWWW! Not only were they still super wet, but they had tons of little bubbles. It looked like my nails had pimples. It was so gross! Then I though ok maybe i did it wrong (eventhough I didnt shake either bottles at all). So I tried it again a week later with another color and the same thing happened. Eventhough I got one free and really only spent 5 dollars instead of 10, I feel like Sally's cheated me. They MUST know this happens with these two polishes so that's why they're trying to get rid of them. Im definitely going to return BOTH of them and just buying one China Glaze color for my money. Shame on you both Sally's and Fingerpaints. :(
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
DO NOT BUY THIS !!! Sally's was having a buy-2-get-one-free for Finger Paints, and since I didn't see any other colors I really wanted, I figured, well i'm almost out of top coat, lets give this one a try since it's free anyway. What a mistake! It applies nicely, I prefer thinner top coats. I painted my nails yesterday afternoon. This afternoon I was shocked to find that there were all sorts of scratches and indentations on the nails of the hand I sleep on...but I didn't go to sleep for at least 6 hours after painting my nails! I knew I had to redo them today so I figured lets see how bad this is...i can press my nail LIGHTLY onto another nail and the polish will come right up! This is a China Glaze polish, and I've used them forever, I've never had a problem with this particular polish. It's the top coat. It never dried fully!! It's been almost 24 hours, what gives?! If I ever use this again, it'll be for a franken. This top coat SUCKS. Never dries. It isn't even all that glossy.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
FingerPaints Top Coat is a general, high-shine top coat. It dries very shiny and holds up very well with no chipping or peeling at five to six days of wear. The only complaint I have, and the reason I knocked off two lippies, is because it is slightly thick (although not hard to apply) and takes longer to dry than the other top coats that I've tried. It also seems to add thickness to the polish layers (which is fine if you're only doing, say, a base, 1 coat, and a top coat). I normally do a base, three coats color, a top coat (to keep the Seche Vite from shrinking the polish),and then a coat of SV. Using the FingerPaints top coat with my mani regimen adds an extra layer that I don't really want. So, all in all, while FP is a great Top Coat, I won't be buying it again because of the slow drying time and thickness of the polish.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I can't believe it has taken me this long to try out FingerPaints' Top Coat. I love the polish line itself and always look forward to their seasonal collections. Since I decided to branch out to find refresher/extending wear top coats, I decided to give this one a try since I shop at Sally's so often.
For those who are concerned about the Big 3 chemicals-- this is 3 free despite the ingredients listed on the website. I just peeled back the label to check. It's shiny and I've used it more under my quick drying top coat fave-- Orly Sec N Dry-- to see how much longer it can make my mani last. I will say this-- my manicures sure have been shinier, Sec N Dry was never the shiniest t/c, but it's my favorite fast drying one. I will also add that it does add to the wear time wonderfully and protects against chips. Like traditional top coats, it's not quick drying at all. As matter of fact, it does even remain a bit tacky after 15 minutes. Also, when taking it off, I noticed it took me a little longer than usual-- I guess that extra added layer of top coat makes a difference. I hadn't tried it by itself because my lifestyle requires a fast drying topcoat. I had tried it as a refresher over a 2wk old pedi and it did help it last 2 more weeks. Oh, and to add to all the praise here I'm giving it, I had cut my nails on day 3 of a mani while wearing this & I am impressed that even after cutting and filing my nails, nothing peeled or chipped and I went on for 4 more days like that. It would've lasted longer except I had time to change my mani so I did.
With all that being said, I've tried it over new China Glaze, new Essie & new FingerPaints formula with Orly Sec N Dry and Orly Bonder. It works excellently for me. The rating should be more like a 4.5. I took off 1/2 lippie point because it does dry rather slowly for my preferences. Perhaps I should stop waiting until the end of the night and rushing to do my mani. I will definitely buy again, but could never ever wear it with a CND polish