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Top Coat


Top Coat

ultra-glossy top coat


quick drying top coat that seals and helps protect, to magnify shine for an ultra-glossy finish.

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Top Coat is rated 4.380952380952381 out of 5 by 21.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Polish I received this as a sample from PinchMe in exchange for my honest opinion. I am a nail polish horder and I was very excited to try this combo out. I received the duo and my first impression was slight dissappointment at the color. It was a baby blue color with a slight pearl shimmer. I did my usual routine, clear base coat, 2 coats color & the top gel coat that came with it. It went on nicely but was chipping in about 3 days. I type mostly for a living so this can cause issues with some polishes but I expected more from this set. I give it a 3 because I wasn't fond of the color at all & the chipping started quickly.
Date published: 2016-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Skip the salon with this new GelCouture formula! This is an excellent top coat! It dries super fast and it is super shiny. I was given a sample to try from PINCHme, which I used along with the Essie Luxurious Couture Color in a coral shade called "On The List." (#210). Because this process does not require a UV or LED light, in just 5 minutes you can have a fabulous gel manicure! Save your money honey, and skip the salon this week...The results are that good! I did not use any base coat, and I used 3 coats of color (directions say to use only 2) followed by 1 coat of the GelCouture top coat and I could not be any happier with the results. The formula of the polish lays down nicely on the nail and also fills in ridges and bumps very, very well ensuring that you get a smooth glass-like look when you are done. The top coat dries really fast, reducing the change of the dreaded smudge. I am so impressed with this system and I will be checking out all the colors in this line next time I am shopping for nail colors.
Date published: 2016-10-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Don't knock it till you try it I'm a huge Essie fan, so I was excited to try out Essie's new gel polish. Applying the color was a breeze with the wide brush. The blue/purple color was not flattering on my skin tone, but I was still curious as to how the polish would hold up, so I decided I would wear it as long as possible. The topcoat looked promising as it was shiny and dried pretty quick. It started chipping on day 3. Darn. I must mention that I'm hard on my nails. I type, garden, use household chemicals daily, and use my nails to pry things open often. Most polish starts to chip on the edges by day 2. I would recommend this polish for those that are not so hard on their nails. I received the polish and topcoat as a sample in exchange for an honest review.
Date published: 2016-10-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to apply I received this a sample from PinchMe for evaluation and review ***This gel set is pretty simple and easy to apply. I received the light pastel pink color, which is a nice color tone for Spring. I applied as I normally would when doing my nail polish routine. As I applied the top coat, I noticed that it seemed to set and dry and pretty quickly. There really was no fuss with it. However, I didn't think that the polish itself lasted as long as I would have like and it seemed to chip sooner than other gel polishes.
Date published: 2016-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love IT! I got this as a sample from PinchMe to review. I received a lavender color and this top coat. I wasn't crazy about the polish color but I was very impressed at the shine and staying power of this polish. I used two color coats and one top coat. I work with computers all day so I type a lot but this polish withstood the abuse. I wore it for 6 days before I noticed any chipping. I was also amazed at how easy it was to remove. I highly recommend it!
Date published: 2016-10-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from NOT WORKING OUT! I ordered this a couple of weeks ago, hoping I had found the answer to my chipping polish without spending the big bucks.. but I didn't. My polish still chips at the end, normally that same day that I apply! I made sure to do a double coat of color and also made sure that I applied to gel evenly and all over my nail.. that includes the tips. The shine doesn't last and overall I am really disappointed in this product.
Date published: 2016-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Essential Staple that is a Cut Above the Rest I don't say this easily, but this top coat really is above average. There are top coats out there that are merely clear nail polish without any added benefits. Not so for this Essie essential. I find this topcoat actually prolonged my nail polish's staying power much longer than other top coats I've used. My polish never chipped or wore off for 2+ very active weeks. This top coat is a must.
Date published: 2016-10-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice topcoat! I received this product as a sample through PinchMe. I love the bottle design because it's unique & easy to grip. The product applied beautifully over 2 coats of color & dried fairly quickly. This product claims to last up to 2 weeks. I experienced minimal chipping on day 4, but my manicure looked great for an entire week. I typically experience chipping on day one, so I was still pleased.
Date published: 2016-10-11
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