REVIEW // First manicure of the year with the O.P.I Matte Top Coat

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I may be studying but that doesn’t mean I can’t be pretty. For Christmas, I got the O.P.I Matte Top Coat that was on my December wishlist. I had to try it and the perfect moment to do it was while reading a huge book about graffiti’s. I chose to put on my O.P.I “Mimosas for mr & mrs” which is a very clear nude. It looks kind of white which I don’t really like when it’s shiny. That’s why I hadn’t worn it for a while.

But I got it out. Applying the color was very long. I had to go up to three layers and each one takes a very long time to dry. Luckily, I didn’t have to move for two hours. But what’s most important here is the top coat. I don’t think there is anything negative to say about it. It does its job as it should. It’s very easy to apply all over. It dries in no time and it’s actually pretty fun to see your nail turn matte. The top coat brings a clean and discreet look to any nailpolish that I much prefer to the shiny one. It completely made me feel in love with my “Mimosas for mr & mrs” that I had put aside.

They only thing that annoys me is the fact that little black hair always seem to find their way under it at the same time I apply it which make all my efforts to stay still kind of useless. When it comes to the strength of the top coat, I applied it three days ago and yes it has broken a little on my left hand while my right hand is almost intact. But for its defense, I must admit I have washed the dishes quite energetically today and no nail polish survives the dishwashing. So I’d say it is okay.

I also tried to use it as a base coat. I couldn’t find anything on the internet that said if it was okay to do it. It gave a weird matte aspect to my uncolored nail and it wouldn’t really dry. When I applied the color on it, it took a kind of matte not so matte aspect but that disappear after the second layer of color. Just so you know (I experiment for you). And to explain why I tried that, I’ll just say I’ve been studying, I don’t have any normal base coat anymore and I didn’t really get out of my house for a week so, I deal with what I have !

Conclusion is, I don’t think I’ll be able to deal without the O.P.I Matte Top Coat in the future. It gives the exact effect I’ve been trying to accomplish for so long on my nails. When it comes to the price, we can have it for 15€ here in Belgium at Planet Parfum which is the price of any O.P.I product here. It’s not the cheapest, but I’d say it’s worth the price. I just hope I don’t run out too fast. In my opinion, the O.P.I Matte Top Coat is now a basic.

P.S. I apologize for my chubby looking fingers but it is the way they are and now you understand why I’m that into nude and not into colors aha ! Oh and yes, I was in training and barefoot.

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