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4.2

80 reviews

81%
would repurchase
4.3/5
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5.0
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9 months ago

A thicker very shiny top coat that looks like you *might* have gotten a luxurious gel manicure for longer (but its a regular nail polish). Makes my nails stay shinier for longer than all the other...

About reviewer (1691 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinSensitive, Fair, Warm

HairBlond, Wavy, Fine

EyesBlue



4.0
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4 years ago

A great top coat that gives you crazy gel-like shine effect, takes about 5-10 minutes before you can touch your nails, 30 minutes to 1 hour for it to completely dry. My only complain is that it...

About reviewer (147 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinCombination, Medium, Warm

HairBlack, Wavy, Coarse

EyesBlack


2.0
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6 years ago

It is a good top coat. It's not too thin, not too thick. It gives my nails a glossy, gel-like finish. The only thing is that the nail brush is BAD. It's so thin and flimsy, I wouldn't repurchase...

About reviewer (24 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinAcne-prone, Tan, Not Sure

HairBlack, Wavy, Fine

EyesBrown


4.0
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6 years ago

Love this topcoat! I feel it's kind of similar to the Sally Hansen Gel topcoat - but a little less thick. So it depends what you're looking for. It does get a little bubbly sometimes but I usually...

About reviewer (9 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinNormal, Fair

HairBrunette

EyesBlue


1.0
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6 years ago

This stuff is terrible. I had my nail tech use it during my appt and my nails peeled within a week. I was not sure what caused it so I used this stuff by itself the following week and within a few...

About reviewer (713 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinVery Oily, Dark, Warm

HairBlack, Other, Other

EyesBrown


5.0
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6 years ago

I've read some of the reviews here and obviously my expectations of a nail polish are much lower then many people here. All I want is to be able to get a week out of a manicure with no chips. This...

About reviewer (8 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium

HairBlond

EyesGray


5.0
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6 years ago

Holy Grail. Seriously. I said it's a good value, because it does what it says it will do. I have gotten two weeks of wear out of my home manicures with only slight wear at the tips. Once, I...

About reviewer (21 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBrown, Wavy, Medium

EyesGreen


4.0
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7 years ago

This topcoat keeps my manicures in near perfect condition for 5-7 days, easily. Longer if paired with a high quality polish like another Essie, an OPI l, or surprisingly, Wet N Wild Megalast. It...

About reviewer (9 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinCombination, Medium

HairBrown

EyesBrown


5.0
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7 years ago

Great. Only at the end gets a little bit dry and not to easy to put it on

About reviewer (1 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinOther, Other

HairOther

EyesOther


4.0
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7 years ago

I like how this formula is on the thick side and find that it applies a high gloss shine as the top coat to my self-done mani. I don't believe it last any longer than a thinner formula but I do...

About reviewer (1117 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinDry, Fair-Medium, Cool

HairBrunette, Wavy, Medium

EyesBlue


4.0
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7 years ago

This top coat is exactly what I've been looking for and is now my go-to TC. I've been using it for a couple of months, and I do my nails every week. A few answers to questions I had when I was...

About reviewer (126 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair, Cool

HairBrown, Curly, Other

EyesBrown


4.0
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7 years ago

Better than most I've tried.

About reviewer (31 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinAcne-prone, Medium

HairOther

EyesBrown


2.0
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8 years ago

Like the other reviewers, my 3 bottles of Gel Setter became stringy, thick, gloopy, and difficult to work with around halfway through the bottle. Adding some thinner before each usage helps but in...

About reviewer (18 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBrunette, Wavy, Fine

EyesBrown


4.0
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8 years ago

This does its job as a high shine top coat. It goes on very smoothly and dries quickly as well, definitely not something for people looking for a quick dry top coat, but I find it dries much faster...

About reviewer (8 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairBlack, Straight, Coarse

EyesBrown


3.0
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8 years ago

Like quite a few other reviewers, I loved this at first. It was a nice, shiny, quick drying topcoat that really seemed to help my polishes last longer. I'm about halfway through the bottle and it's...

About reviewer (251 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinOily, Fair, Cool

HairRed, Straight, Medium

EyesBlue


2.0
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8 years ago

Just like the MakeupAlley page for John Frieda Go Blonder spray, the reviews here are extremely divided. There are two groups of people - the first, who think this is the best product in the world,...

About reviewer (69 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinCombination, Fair, Warm

HairBrunette, Wavy, Fine

EyesBrown


3.0
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8 years ago

I though I found my HG top coat when I tried it for the first time: it is shiny, fast (ish) drying. But when I was 1/3 down, it all started to go wrong. This polish became thick and gloopy, I...

About reviewer (784 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Fair, Not Sure

HairBrunette, Other, Other

EyesGreen


3.0
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8 years ago

I like Essie. I really do, seeing as I own about 10 bottles of Essie polishes at a time despite having the same exact color in another brand. But this top coat just did not make the mark. I...

About reviewer (9 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinAcne-prone, Fair

HairBlack

EyesBrown


5.0
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8 years ago

Great shine and good chip resistance. Dries relatively quickly. Would purchase again if I don't find anything else I want to try.

About reviewer (119 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Fair

HairBlack

EyesBlack


3.0
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8 years ago

becomes really goopy have a few months! even tried placing some polish restorer liquid in it and didn't do anything. Will stick with Maxus top coat.

About reviewer (224 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Olive, Warm

HairBrown, Straight, Other

EyesBrown