Orly • Ridge Filler • Top/Base Coats
|Would buy this product again.||61%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Don't rate this product at all, doesn't really make any difference to the ridges and cant see any benefit using it
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
Hmmm, I'm on the fence about repurchasing this, since I've used up almost half my bottle. I can't really speak on the performance of this as a ridge filler, since I don't have any (despite minor chipping on both my thumbnail tips as a long term result of peeling off my shellac manicure a couple months ago; boo on shellac!). And I REALLY don't think it should be marketed as a stand-alone base coat. This just doesn't cut it in regards to that, hence the three lippies. I apply two thin coats of this on bare nails, and THEN wait for it to dry and apply my Orly Bonder rubberized base coat (which I absolutely love).
This applies rather streaky, so I find two coats absolutely necessary. All in all, I just see this as a good stain-preventing primer for the nails. I also find this to be rather AMAZING when working with sheer, paler colors, because it blanks out the nail beds and tips, so whatever sheer color you put on top of this will look more opaque and true to color in less coats (same goes for neon polishes as well). I've had my bottle for about a year now, and the formula's running a little on the thick, goopy side, but I digress. I do like this product to an extent, but it still gets a mediocre rating because it doesn't really do what it's marketed to do. I still have to use another base coat with it to get optimal results with my manicure.
Age: Unknown Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Brown
this does an excellent job at keeping your nails from staining. for me it helps fill in ridges but mine aren't super deep. i like that i can usually apply only one coat of color with this instead of 2 or more coats. on the down side i'm only about halfway through the bottle and it does seem thicker and harder to work with now but in general i like having white nails as a base to apply my nail color. i will try the orly nail defense to see how i like that one though. i'm all about nail health and i do feel this helps my nails not be so dry.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I am there with the gals that said this ridgefiller needs a ridgefiller. Horrid application. I have more of a problem with horizontal ridges (thumbnails are the worst) and I feel this product is more of a ridge highlighter than filler. I love Orly's polishes and ran out of my OPI filler so figured would give this a go...BAD idea. It applies so unbelievably streaky. I love sheer polishes and no way in heck are you going to get an even application with anything remotely sheer. I tried under a color too just to be fair and it was also dreadful to apply. My CND stickey base coat hides my ridges better than this goop. Definitely do not recommend this product.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I would definitely buy this again!
-Creates a perfect smooth surface for my nail polish
-My polish lasts for one week with minimal chipping on the nailtips on day 6 which has never happened before (I always use base coat, 2 coats of polish and a clear top coat)
-Perfect for opaque polish
-strenghtend my nails (The sales woman told me that it contains porcelain but I don't know if that's true) even better than Revlons Post Trauma Basecoat Con's:
-There is definitely a little bit of streaking going on
-wouldn't use this for french manicure because you will probably see slight (!)white streaks underneath
-not suitable for transparent polishes (I use Revlons Post Trauma instead)
HG base coat for me. I just don't understand why it has to contain white pigment that has an uncontrollable streaking effect.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
I bought this as a gift for my mother who has more ridges in her nails then a bag of ruffles. Well with this stuff on her nails look smooth. She is now in love with this stuff. She wears it with polish or alone and she tells me that she has had slightly less breakage since.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I love this product for both manis and pedis. It's a godsend to make my splitting, peeling nails look half-decent under polish. I also have bad ridges on my toenails and this basecoat really helps. Makes polish last longer. I'm not sure about the complaints of it being white, mine is white in the bottle but dries to a silky matte finish I can wear alone if I wish. It does a great job of making half-peeled-down nails look normal. Love that Orly also makes it available in a smaller bottle (9ml) - less waste.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Green
Orly's RidgeFiller Base Coat works pretty well for me. I wanted a base coat that would protect my nails from staining and fill in ridges. I've been using it for 2 weeks and my stained nails are growing out and I haven't experienced any additional staining. It also does a good job of smoothing out ridges. The colour isn't a problem for me..if you apply one or two coats it dries to a milky white colour, almost completely clear. So far I am pleased with this base coat and will continue to use it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I've been using this for over a year, and i'm on my second bottle. I love this stuff because I tend to fall victim of wanting acrylics for ohh about a week, then need something to tend to the horrible ridges in my nails. This makes my nails look so smooth. I don't know what other reviewers are talking about the product being white. Mine is sheer and i've had no problems with that. My only little complaint is once I get like 75% through the bottle the product gets kinda thick. The price isn't bad as I get this at Sally's and get a discount with my club card. I tried Nailtek once cause Sally's was out of this and it was horrible. I'll stick to my Orly products from now on :)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Yuck. Thick, stark white & streaky. Add one more person who thinks this ridge filler needs a ridge filler. (Shelled out the few extra $ for Nailtek II & it was worth it.)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is one of the weirdest ridge-fillers I have ever purchased.
I bought it at Sally's thinking it could mask some of those ugly ridges I had as a result of acrylics. Wrong!
The basecoat itself applies streaky and uneven--like the other reviewer pointed out, it needs its own ridgefiller. I tried thinning it out with nail polish thinner hoping it would help but it just made the basecoat apply worse. This ridge-filler is also a milky white color. Why? I have no idea. I thought most ridge-fillers on the market are supposed to have a more natural color to them. I only used this once and don't intend on using it again. A waste of money if you ask me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Green
I really dislike this product. It dries superslowly, and makes your nailpolish apply even worse.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I love this stuff! I first learned about it when I had acrylic nails and my nail tech used it. I started using it for pedicures back then, and it smooths things out so well, and makes a perfect base for your polish. When I stopped having the acrylics done, I started using this on my fingernails as well. Love it. My manis and pedis last sooo much longer with this stuff. It is kind of odd that it's white, but it hasn't ever been an issue for me. Highly recommend.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I love Orly's cap, but that's about the only redeeming quality this product boasts. I bought this because I ran out of my OPI RF, and I was at Sally's. Big mistake. First of all this ridge filler is so streaky that it needs it's own ride filler. Second, it doesn't really fill my ridges unless I want to apply two coats in which case it gets even streakier causing artificial "ridges" from the streaked up dried RF. Third, its opaque white, so if you're buying it because you want a nice streak-free application on a sheer polish, forget it. If the brush were a little wider, application might be easier for this formula, but that would be the only thing to save this particular formula. I will not be repurchasing. I much prefer OPIs ridge filler to Orlys.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry Hair: Black Eyes: Blue
Orly's line is so brillant esp for price! And unlike some other high end brands these products do what they say. This does fill in the ridges on my nail but is unless under sheers-esp frenches which ironically is where i find my ridges show through most.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Other
In terms of staying power, Orly Ridge Filler is great. It provides a nice smooth nail surface too. However, it is white. Very white. I found that this made it extremely difficult to end up with a streak free manicure with lighter sheers. With darks, if your application isn't perfect, the white shows at the edges. Big thumbs down on the color. If the product were clear, it would get a 5 rating from me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I love the rubber caps these bottles have! That aside, this is my favorite ridge filler. Not only does the opaque white formula fills in the deepest crevices, it reallys helps to adhere polish and keep nails from discoloring due dark polishes. However, because it is white, it doesn't work well for sheer polishes. I like Sally Hansen Nailgrowth Miracle for a smooth ridgefiler for sheers and light colors.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This product is used as a basecoat to "fill in" ridges on nails. I sometimes get them due to a rare skin disorder I have (long story). I had tried cheaper brands in the past, but this is the only "salon brand" of this type product I've used so far. It works well (as does buffing nails before polishing). I have to be careful with applying it though -- it's thicker than regular polishes or base coats -- if too much is used, it tends to "pool" at the cuticle area of nails, leaving a thick white "blob". LOL! It leaves my nails with a smoother surface for polishing. Over all, a good product that does its job.