After I started using Catrice Gel Like 2in1 Base and Top Coat and seeing the effects, I have been purchasing separate top and base coats and they have made a lot of difference. I wanted a top coat and saw the ‘Matte Effect’ Gummy Touch Top Coat. I love matt nails and so I picked it up.
Gummy-like! The milky texture that is transparent while drying change the finish of your nail polish in soft matte with a surprisingly rubbery effect. Perfect for nail art fans!
€1.99 for 8ml
ETHYL ACETATE, BUTYL ACETATE, NITROCELLULOSE, PHTHALIC ANHYDRIDE/TRIMELLITIC ANHYDRIDE/GLYCOLS COPOLYMER, ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL, ACETYL TRIBUTYL CITRATE, SILICA, HYDRATED SILICA, METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, POLYETHYLENE, ETOCRYLENE
My Experience with Essence Gummy Touch Top Coat:
As much as I love nail polishes, I learnt that a base and a top coat are needed to keep your nails healthy the hard way. Most of the top coats I have bought are plain and it was only recently that Essence released a range of top coats. I picked two, after all, who doesn’t love top coats with little extra glamour benefits!
The product comes in a transparent bottle with a silver metal coated cap. The screw cap is sturdy and is very tight and thus, travel-friendly. The colour of the top coat is off white gel like and has a gummy texture, living up to its name. One of the reasons why I like the top coat is the matte effect it gives to any glossy nail polish.
The top coat protects the nail polish and the effects last for approximate 7 days and then the nail polish starts to peel off. So, the top coat doesn’t do anything to make the nail polish last longer. The biggest benefit of the top coat is the matt effect it provides. When applied, it is similar to the gluey coat, but once it dries the glossy nail polish changes itself to matt and you can see the changes it makes on your nail polish gradually.
Just one coat is enough to get the rubbery effect on the nails but pity that it doesn’t last long. You can use the gummy touch top coat on any kind of nail polish and the effect remains the same. So, if you need a top coat with a matte effect, this range is for you! You can see the differences from the nail changes in the swatch. But, other than the effect, there is nothing else this top coat can offer you!
So summing up,
Pros of Essence Gummy Touch Top Coat:
• Gives a matte effect to any nail polish.
• Good top coat for nail art.
• Decently priced.
Cons of Essence Gummy Touch Top Coat:
• Doesn’t protect the nail polish.
• Has a tendency to peel off if 2 coats are applied.
• Not yet launched in India.
Will I Repurchase Essence Gummy Touch Top Coat?
Only for the ‘matt effect’ and not as a protective top coat!
There are many nail products ranges that have been launched by Essence this year and I can’t wait to buy and try them all!
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Catrice Gel Like 2in1 Base and Top Coat