Essie Matte About You

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4.4

118 reviews

87% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Ehtyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Trimethyl Pentanyl Dissobutyrate, Silica, Adipic Acid/neopnetyl Glycol/trimllitic Anhydride Copolymer, Isopropyl Alcohol, Stearalkonum Hectorite, Citric Acid.


on 12/1/2016 12:13:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

Effective, affordable, and easy to use. Just don't put too much pressure while applying or it'll move around the nail polish underneath and ruin your manicure.

Also, I read this tip online and - much to my surprise - it actually works: another handy use for matte topcoat is to make those impossible-to-work-with sheer polishes (a la Essie Ballet Slippers) usable. All you have to do is apply one thin coat of your nail polish, wait for it to dry, follow up with the matte topcoat, and then apply one or more layers of your nail polish again. I'm so ecstatic that now I can wear those beautiful, delicate sheer polishes without it looking like a hot, streaky mess!

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on 9/26/2016 10:45:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I Love this top coat! It leaves a nice satin/matte finish to your polish. It makes dark polishes a little easier to pull off during the day.

I'm not crazy about it for my toes.....that's just me.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Very Dry, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Great mattifier! Does exactly what it is supposed to do! Does not look streaky and dries matte incredibly fast. The only reason I would not repurchase is because I would want to try a different mattifying polish, but regardless it is great. It cost me about $10 at Shoppers Drug Mart which is not bad.


on 4/25/2016 11:25:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I looked at a ton of reviews and comparisons of matte top coats before picking this one, and I am not disappointed. It makes my nails super matte, and I love the effect over shimmery and metallic polishes. I have been obsessed with trying all of my polishes in matte form ever since I bought it, and I get lots of compliments on the matte manicures.

It goes on very easily and dries reasonably quickly. It is definitely an effect polish, not a protective top coat, but I have good results using it over a non-chip glossy top coat first. It also gradually gets less matte over time, after 3-4 days it looks more satin than perfectly matte, but another coat will refresh it, and as far as I can tell that happens with every matte top coat.


on 2/7/2016 7:07:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I'm extremely torn about this product. On the one hand, it does a fantastic job mattifying my nails. It's very satisfying to see your boring old polishes turn into gorgeous matte colours. My nails look amazing, with no more hassle than my regular nail routine is. On the other hand, I'm severely disappointed in this as a top coat. I've used it with two different, good quality and usually long lasting nail polishes, and with this top coat they've started chipping within one or two days. Despite a base coat (Essie's All in one, which I adore), two coats of polish and this top coat, they don't last nearly as long as they do with Seche vite top coat, my standard choice of top coat. I guess instead of creating a protecting layer like Seche vite does, this sinks into the nail polish more, and I feel like it makes the polish brittle. I get that a top coat that changes the appearance of a nail polishes won't be as longwearing and protecting as for example Seche vite, but the way I see it it's a problem when your polish chips earlier with top coat than it does without.

Overall, fun product, but I wouldn't repurchase as I don't fancy having to repaint my nails every other day.

Edit 14th of february 2016: I'm now about 100% done with this product. My OPI polish didn't even last 12 hours before it just crumbled off my nails!! This top coat completley ruins any staying power of a nail polish. I feel tempted to give this a single lippie, but I'll be generous and give it two because it does work as a mattifying top coat - for a short while at least..

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Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Green

This is a very good topcoat. I don't love the brush (it's the standard Essie brush, which I hate) but the product is great.

It goes on easily, dries very quickly, and is completely matte. I wasn't sure I liked the look at first, but I'm really getting into it.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I've tried other matte top coat nail polishes but none have even come close to this! Perfect.

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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Normal, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I am so glad I consulted this site before buying a matte top coat nail polish. I had bought one, checked this site, returned it and bought this one. And I am SO glad I did. It leaves a chalkboard-like finish on your nails and is not like other brands in that it truly does leave a solid matte finish. Don't waste your time, money, and energy on other matte polishes that don't work. You do have to look kind of hard to find it in a store (it is not sold as a bottle, it is inside a box) but the price is reasonable for the result that comes out of it. I have gone through many bottles and I will continue to buy this brand!!

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on 5/25/2015 12:36:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This is the most matte top coat that I have ever used. I've tried cheaper alternatives, but they leave a satin finish instead of a matte. I finally gave in and bought the highly-praised Essie one. While I do not like Essie color polishes, I really liked this top coat. It went on even, dried fast and did not streak like most Essie polishes do. I don't like the brush, though. I find it too skinny, even for my small nails.
If you're looking for a matte top coat, don't waste your money on others. Just go with this one. If nail artists like it, there's a reason!

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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

At first it gives a great matte look. After a few days it wears off. Over all great product and would buy again.

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