OPI Top Coat


208 reviews

32% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$$


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

on 7/27/2015 11:25:00 AM

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.

on 6/19/2015 2:10:00 AM

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.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 6/3/2015 8:37:00 PM

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.

on 2/28/2015 5:21:00 AM

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

on 2/7/2015 5:25:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

This is an awful top coat and my first experience with OPI. I hope their other products aren't this bad. It has started to become sticky in the bottle and doesn't spread smoothly. I've had to put polish thinner in it multiple times. My bottle is a little over half empty. It takes so long to dry. Usually it takes me at least an hour to do my nails with this top coat because I have to wait so long for it dry. That is unacceptable. When it does dry, it's not hard, but slightly malleable. It is super easy to nick or chip. My polish usually only lasts about 2 days with this and it does dull some, but not horribly. I will say it does make your nails look really smooth and conceals polish that dries with brushstrokes. However, that isn't enough for me to buy this again. After using half the bottle I am ready to toss it and try a different brand. Another pet peeve is that once you use so much the brush barely dips into the polish so you always have to tip the bottle to get enough polish. Annoying! Definitely will not be buying this again.

on 1/26/2015 12:10:00 AM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I picked this up for $10 at Priceline (Aus) because I was in desperate need of a top coat and I just happened to walk past this one, and I'm honestly not sure why this has such bad reviews. I used it over a base coat and two coats of polish and didn't get any chips for a week, only very slightly worn on the tips, and the only reason I took it off was because I felt like a change of colour. It went on smoothly and didn't leave streaks or smudge/drag the polish off my nails. It took about 1/2 an hour to dry completely (which I'll admit is a while) but I made sure I didn't do anything with my hands and so I ended up with perfectly smooth, glossy polish which isn't tacky at all.

Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

This is my HG topcoat for lasting wear. It needs to be topped with a quick dry top coat like Essie or Seche Vite to really set it. The combo of both topcoats gives me 7-10 days wear time for my mani's.

on 12/19/2014 5:05:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I agree with other reviewers that it dries slow, loses its shine, and still seems a little... tacky I guess, or soft once it is "dry". But it's not as bad for me in terms of wear. I haven't had any chipping of the polish underneath, nor have I had any peeling. I wore my last mani for a week and still no chipping. My main problem with it is the loss of shine. Might try the Seche Vite one everyone is talking about (I'm a newbie!).

Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Like everyone else said, this is a terrible top coat. It makes your nail polish forever tacky. Not only does it never harden, the tackiness actually somehow attracts dirt and dust, leaving your nails a gross darkened colour after a few days. I have no idea if it would function better as a base coat but I'm just going to toss it.

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