Rated 3 out of 5Â by Kaela Certainly Not All-In-One
I must agree with most of the reviews that this is not the best top coat. One morning when I woke up I applied it as a top coat, and woke up the following night with sheet marks. As a base coat however, it's thickness and consistency is wonderful and it certainly does add shine. I use this product regularly, but never as a top coat. I would recommend this product to a friend as a great base, but the product overall isn't true to it's word as "All-In-One".
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Asora A Staple for Me
I love this product. I actually had to run around and search for it when local stores stopped stocking it because other products just won't do for me. Unlike other topcoats, this is totally clear and does not change the colour (some polishes are yellowish). Texture marks mean your nails were not dry and bubbles mean your nails were oily. This goes for any nail polish- I asked a nail technician & have applied this myself and always get expected results. You should also put polish on cold, it'll dry way faster. And don't overload. This product lets me have unblemished colour for 10-12 days, unlike any other products I've used.
Rated 1 out of 5Â by NailLove Not the best
Bought this a few months ago and have been using it often but have stopped because it is just impossible to get right sometimes. It makes bobbles no matter how careful I am being and it dries so slowly no matter how things the coat is. I am careful to let the Polish dry really well before doing anything but when I look at my nails maybe an hour after I already have dents in the Polish. I will not be using it as a base or top coast anytime soon. The only thing I use it for now is just to give a really think coat of shine to my nails, but even that is not to great.
Rated 2 out of 5Â by CNDC Smudges even after hours of drying time
I love almost every single Essie product I've tried. The All in One glaze works well for me as a base coat, but I've had smudges every time I've used it as a top coat. I've tried it with 2, 4, and 6 hour drying time and still have a problem - even after letting 2 very thin coats of polish and 1 thin coat of All in One dry for 6 hours, I still had smudges, dents, or nicks in the polish. I bought this product when my local store was out of Gel Setter (which never leaves me with smudges). I will continue to use this as a base coat, but will go back to Gel Setter for a top coat.