OPI • Start to Finish Base & Top Coat • Top/Base Coats
|Would buy this product again.||42%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is the worst. Expensive & makes tons of bubbles. Bubbles are a nightmare. I wouldn't buy this if it were 25 cents. Avoid.
I would give this a zero 0 rating if it let me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I've never been an avid user of neither top coats nor base coats, but I'm hooked after trying this. Fast drying, glossy, and not a singe chip for almost a week (then I get small chips on the side of one of two nails). I have naturally strong and fast growing nails so I can't really tell how it's working as a nail strengthener, but the other aspects make it an instant repurchase. Wasn't expensive either since I bought it in Latvia.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I had no problems with this product. Did the job. Extended the life of my polish. Prevented staining of nails. No strong chemical smell. I lov trying new products but I'd happily buy it again.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
Pros: Adds a nice shine to your polish
-Prevents nails from staining
-Takes too long to dry
-Makes All polish look darker
Don't waste your money on this base/top coat. There are much better ones out there :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
Not as strong as I would like it to be, even with base, color, and another coat for top, it chips within two days. I hate that I paid $13 for this. Pass.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Amazing product!! Loved it. My nails grew so long and strong with it. Am a regular customer now!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Not a very good top coat: little bubbles appear and takes a long time to dry. The lid also comes off without the brush.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Dark, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This is BY FAR the WORST top/base coat I have EVER used. And what sickens me more is the price I paid for it! It was $12.95 at my local hair salon! Here is why I hate it so much...
1. Its NOT fast drying...at ALL, if anything, it slows down the drying time!
2. Its a very thick polish.
3. The brush part actually sticks to the bottle and the black cap comes off....thats how STICKY it is.
4. It makes almost all of my nail polishes bubble....i HATE that.
5. It doesnt add much shine, theres better top coats in the drugstore for FARRR cheaper!
6. It doesnt make my manicure last any longer.
7. It makes my polish just peel right off..
I will NOT ever buy this again!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I have several top coats and several base coats. However, I usually reach for this dual product, especially when I am in a hurry. Having said that, I do have to say that it is not fast drying. Just average in that dept. But, it does the job and the manicure or pedicure lasts a good week. I mostly do pedicures as my hands are in water or doing crafts alot.
It does not yellow the nails nor the polish it is protecting. I always repurchase this one.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I received this polish for Christmas this year, and I must say I am disappointed. It has a rather thick texture already and when used as a base coat it actually negatively affected the outcome of my manicure. It's not the worst I have ever used but certainly far from the best.
At first I didn't mind it, but when I compared it to using my China Glaze Strong Adhesion base coat the difference was even more noticeable. Start to Finish did not help my nail polish last, nor did it prevent chipping. I would not purchase it or recommend it. As far as top coats go I prefer Seche Vite.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
Experienced the same problem as others with it becoming goopy as the bottle got to the bottom half. Not as pleased with it as a base coat. Wouldn't purchase again.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I bought this product primarily as a nail strengthener and to use as a clear polish so can't say how well it works over coloured polish as a top coat. However apart from the wide brush and the fact it is formaldehyde free I do not rate this product at all and will not buy again. It does not work as a nail strengthener at all, does not dry to a high gloss finish and also dries with a grainy texture so not smooth. I am very disappointed to say the least. I would have expected far more for the high price.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Do not buy this overpriced OPI product.
1. Using it as a base coat does not help prevent stains nor does it make polish last longer
2. Applying this over wet polish results in tiny bubbles. I had to wait about 15 minutes for the polish to dry before using this (totally defeats the purpose of a quick dry top coat)
3. Horrible as a top coat for nail art because it will drag the different colors onto each other creating a bleeding effect. Yuck.
4. Has no significant shine to it, and does not help even out polish.
I only use this polish as a sticky base for applying rhinestones. I'd rather not waste my good top coats. Total waste of money.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
THIS IS SOO NOT DRYING!! Im pretty much just wasting my nail polish coz of this stuff. If you are looking for a REALLY REALLY REALLY good nail polish base and top coat- go ahead and pick up ones from the brand Seche. They are super drying!!! And thats what the manicure person (sorry dont know what theyre called lmfaoo) used!!
THANK YOU ALL FOR READING MY REVIEW!!!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Silver, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Violet
I really don't care for this product at all. I was pretty disappointed that it didn't work considering that it's a bit pricey. Every time I use this stuff without fail, it makes my nail polish peel off the same day. I've tried just using it as a base coat and skipping the top coat and vice versa. No matter how many variations I try it still manages to cause my polish to peel right off. I usually like OPI polishes but this stuff is a waste of money.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I had to edit my previous positive review. After using this for a few months, I noticed that it doesn't work as well. The product thickens very easily and causes a big mess. Also, I purchased this product twice, and each time the brush area came off the cap, and it is such a pain to use this product. Not convenient at all.
I tried Seche Vite, it is much better. SV dries much faster and although it thickens easily too, it is much better quality than Opi. Faster drying, no dislocation brush from cap, I prefer SV over Opi.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Do not use this for your top coat if you are impatient.
I relied on this for strengthening, top and base. Considering the fact that its a three in one, it does its job reasonably well. Its great, but I wouldn't purchase a second.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This polish takes a long time to set as a top coat. The shine it gives is so-so, nothing you can't get with a cheaper drugstore base/top coat. Definitely not worth its retail price, stay away!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Brown, Kinky Eyes: Brown
It bubbled from the very beginning. I wasn't even halfway through the bottle before it turned into a goopy substance, that can only be compared to glue straight out of a glue gun. It was also stringy. Would not recommend this to anyone.
The only positive was the substance didn't evolve in to a Gorgon and try and eat me. That's good thing, right?
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy Eyes: Brown
This I would say is just an average base and top coat. For one, sometimes when I would open it, it would just leave the brush part itself stuck and the cap comes undone. When I let it dry, it doesn't have bubbles yet so I will stick to this for now.