ESSIE TREATMENT - MATTE ABOUT YOU 6092
LOVE this topcoat!! It dries really fast and is completely even... when I miss a spot I can put a dab on the spot and it's seamless. It wears great without chipping too, I change my polish about every week or so and it didn't budge whatsoever! Great stuff.
My bottle is five years old and still works perfectly. My polish is chalkboard matte in seconds. Dry time is also fantastic, since mattes dry fast. I particularly enjoy mattifying glitters for some reason. The effect only lasts for a couple days before becoming satin (which prompts reapplication), but that is typical of any matte I've used.
I really resisted the matte nail trend for years. I hated the look and never thought I'd ever want to try it. Years later I'm seeing so many amazing matte nail designs on Pinterest, so I relent and buy this top coat. Some reviews said it was very thick and slow to dry, but I found the exact opposite, it goes on smoothly and easily, dries as fast as a matte base coat and it can really blur imperfections in the polish. Maybe other reviewer bought a bottle that been sitting on the shelf too long, that's my only idea why their top coat behaved so differently. I think this top coat is even more resistant to chips than a glossy top coat, and three days, no chips and only a little worn down on the tips. I usually don't wear polish past three days due to nail growth starting to show and boredom. The only negative I have is that oily lotions or heavy hand creams can “shine-up the matte finish and make it more of a satiny or eggshell finish. I had to avoid rich hand creams while wearing this top coat. That aside, I think I'll be doing more matte nail designs and will definitely buy this again.
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!