OPI Top Coat

2.7

213 reviews

31% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Acrylates Copolymer, SD Alcohol 40B, Cellulose Acetate Butyrate, Tosylamide/Formaldehyde Resin, Trimethyl Pentanyl Diisobutyrate, Etocrylene, Benzophenone-1, Dimethicone, CI 60725


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Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm

Hair: Red, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Green

This is hitting the trash bin! I love OPI so when I hit a sale on board the cruise ship, I bought this to try it out.

My standard is the flat red bottle of clear Sally Hansen Anti Chip Insta Dry Topcoat. That stuff is a miracle in a bottle. You slide it on, and your mani dries up and hardens to a glossy shine, it smooths out any little imperfections and you are good to go.

This stuff takes FOREVER to dry, and the polish seems to stay soft underneath forever! Yuck. The shine it gave wasn't anything to write home about either. Not in comparison with the Sally Hansen stuff which is HALF the price. Nor does it do the little smooth out the lumps and bumps and clean up any streaking that the SH product always does.

I even tried it out with the OPI Drip Dry drops that came in an OPI kit I bought on board and nope, the surface was dry but the 2 layers of laquer were still soft underneath.

And I got a chip in my Dulce De Leche polish the very next day. That doesn't happen when I top DDL with the SH.

Trash Bin!



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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Let me start off with saying I love opi nail polish it's one of my favorite brands. This top coat is TERRIBLE!!! It's very thick and goopy and every time I use it, it takes forever to dry! I'm talking hours. And every time I shower it like moves the nail polish and ruins my nails:( love the base coat and nail polishes but would not recommend this top coat ever. Try revlon quick dry top coat that ones incredible:)


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

big disappointment! I love opi polishes and i thought that this would be at least equal. Let me say that i used the whole bottle (yes i am very patient and also paying 13€ is a lot to throw it away) and the only positive thing i could say about it is that it 's usable until the last drop. Now the cons: 1) bubbles! U have to be very careful applying it. Only thin coats and maybe it 'll be ok, maybe. 2)application. When i mastered the bubble thing i could n 't understand what i was doing wrong and every time after bed i had sheet marks .No matter if i have done my nails in the morning or late in the afternoon.(no i did n 't apply it immediately, i waited first 15 min. then about 1 hour 2 hours and so on). This happened i think because in order to apply, the nail polish has to be completely dry or it will never dry at all. I found a way painting my nails one day and applying top coat the next. That worked half the time meaning a. you have to spend a lot of time doing your nails(no thank you) and b. nothing happened during the topcoat application meaning you had to start all over again.3) shine. It only lasted a day or two. I am ok applying my top coat regularly but considering 1 and 2 emmm i would say no with this one.


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Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I had my nails done last Thursday at a new place and chose OPI Red as the color of choice. Lovely color. When I was paying, I asked what top coat she used--I forgot to look at the bottle when she was working--and with the wave of her arm she told me, "OPI--OPI everything." That's what she said. It is now Monday 10:pm, and I just noticed my nails look the same as when I walked out that salon. And the toes! No chips, dings, cracks, or dulling. She may have deliberately put it on a bit thick, but I thought it was the age of the product. I put on gloves when I wash dishes--when I think of it--and I'm very hard on the nails. I am going to double check with them, and if both base and top coats are OPI, it's my next purchase. If I don't follow-up here, then it works. Seche Vite (or whatever their name is) didn't last this long. Dried in about 15 mins which doesn't bother me. Not instantaneously, but I like to stop and smell the roses or in this case--fumes. I am surprised with all the bad reviews.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Medium Brown, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I was really impressed with the dry time on OPI nail polish and decided to purchase this top coat as I thought it would surely be made to the same high standards.
I was wrong! I have no idea how OPI managed to screw up this top coat so badly.
The application was ok, it wasn't thick but it has the tendency to drag polish.

I cannot comment on the shine of this polish as it takes FOREVER to dry. Somehow it's actually better than their RapiDry top coat because it does not thicken whilst you're trying to use it and random phantom bubbles do not appear from nowhere.

I know not all top coats dry quickly but this one is just ridiculous. I have used this top coat before at 10am and by night time I can still make dents in my nails. My polish actually dries faster without it and this top coat is only good if you plan on not doing a single thing for the rest of the day.

If you manage to get it to dry without denting, you'll soon find anything that touches it will leave scratches and these are very visible on dark nail polish.

I resigned this top coat to pedicures in an attempt to rid myself of it without wasting money but in the end, with half a bottle left I just threw it out. I would take the shrinkage of Seche Vite and shrinkage and cracking of Poshe any day over this mess


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I used to use this for manicures but the dry time was too long. So now I use it for pedicures to use up the bottle. I have to wait a few minutes before I apply this top coat or it will pick up the color of whatever nail polish I used. I will not buy again.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Other

Absolute worst topcoat ever. The color of the nail polish bleeds onto the brush every time I use it, even after waiting 20 minutes for my nails to dry, and it turns the whole bottle the color of the nail polish you use so it's virtually ruined after just one use. It also leaves my nails looking dull and not shiny like other topcoats. I don't understand how such a great company like OPI can screw up a topcoat so bad but they've managed to.

Don't waste your money, stick to Seche Vite or other far superior topcoats.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I tried so hard to love this because the bottle is big and could last you forever. Well it will last me forever because I don't use it! It takes forever to dry. If you apply after 11am, you will end up with bed sheet marks on your nails the following night. It's that bad! I don't understand how a reputable company like OPI still has this terrible product on offer.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I have a love-hate relationship with this topcoat. I have repurchased it multiple times because when this top coat is "good" it applies very smoothly, it dries very quickly, and it protects my nails so good that I don't even find a chip after over a week including 4-5 workdays in the catering industry. But unfortunately, there is a but; some bottles contain a sticky topcoat which doesn't work at all! I immediately need a thinner and it takes forever to get hard. However, I learned to work with it when I have a bottle like that; I always put on the basecoat and 2 layers of colour (any brand) before I go to sleep, and then the next day I put top coat on it in the morning.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I used the whole bottle and tried SO HARD to love this.
I LOVE OPI nail lacquers but find that this top coat is HORRIBLE.
It's $9 but I honeslty used cheaper stuff that works much better.
It looks fine at first then once it's fully dry(takes some time)
I find that
1. It's not nearly as glossy and smooth.
2. So many bubbles! I've applied this so thinly and STILL get bubbles no matter what!
It's really obnoxious!
Don't use this, it's a waste of time and money

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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