– Shiny, clear finish when used as a base coat and a top coat (no sparkles, tints, or colours)
– Thin, consistent, turquoise-coloured formula
– Prevents chipping and makes nail polish application smoother
– Dries super fast!
– Approx. $10 CAD
– Size: 18ml
I just picked up my now new FAVE base coat of all time lol. Orly Top 2 Bottom is a base coat + top coat that promises high shine and boy does it deliver.
Application: I applied 1 coat as a base coat, applied my nail polish colour, and finally added 1 coat of the 2-in-1 as a top coat. It gives a really nice shine, but I’ve seen shiner probably due to the fact that it has to work as a base coat too :p. As a base coat it stayed chip/wear free for over a week!
Conclusion: The only other base coat + top coat 2-in-1 polish I’ve used before is OPI’s Original Formula. To be honest I didn’t think I would find one better than OPI’s version but this one by Orly comes dangerously close if not better, especially where pricing is concerned. A bottle of OPI 2-in-1 is about $20 CAD whereas the ORLY 2-in-1 is about $10 CAD.
What I love about this product as an added bonus is that it is DBP, Formaldehyde, and Toluene FREE
Official ORLY Top 2 Bottom Description, orlybeauty.com:
“Conveniently grips and protects nail lacquer. This advanced formula works double-time, combining key basecoat and topcoat activites to bind lacquer to the nail and protect color. Lacquer is lasting with a high-shine finish.”
You can get your hands on one of these fine gems at Ulta Beauty.