After discovering that the last topcoat left in my collection had gone gloopy and thick, and no Seche Vite anywhere local on hand. I was absolutely desperate in the supermarket for a topcoat. I thought, I’ll pick something cheap – order some Seche online, and this will tie my over until then.
Maybelline’s Dr Rescue Topcoat was just about the cheapest topcoat that I could find that wasn’t made by the Supermarket. What makes it Rescue? Well I had the same question, I’d normally think that there would be info on the label to explain such a name but no, and the website doesn’t give much of a reason either.
Unusually the colour of this is quite a bright, although see-through pink polish. I did wonder as to whether this would leave any kind of tinge to very pale polishes – but after testing it over white I discovered it didn’t.
In Boots this is £2.99 for 7ml – compared to Seche which you can pick up for around £6-7 online/£9 in boots for a 14ml bottle – so whilst Seche Vite is a little more expensive. I know this is a bold claim, but do I dare say that I prefer this?!
Hear me out on this one – The bottle is smaller, it’s less likely to go gloopy and thick, the brush reaches further down so I will have less waste at the bottom of the bottle which the brush just won’t reach to. The brush is slightly wider and makes for a quicker application.
A lot of the performance qualities of this remind me very much of Seche, it adds shine and makes polish last days longer than it did without (I spoke about this topcoat without naming it in my A England Captive Goddess Review which at first was chipping in under 24 hours, when with this it lasted 6 full days). It’s not quite as thick, but I think you get the same glossy gel look as Seche Vite. It dries even faster than Seche, and is just an all round good egg of a polish.
There’s also a base coat within this range which I’m going to try when I’ve ran out of the Essie one I’m currently using. I’ve had the topcoat for probably 5/6 weeks now, and have held off reviewing it because each time it’s surprised me and hasn’t failed me, I’ve kept thinking it will fail and disappoint me at some point but hasn’t. I’m now almost at the end of my bottle, and I went to purchase a backup, but there was none left on the shelves! I’m going on a massive mission to hunt one down this weekend, as I now don’t think I can be without it!
I’ve never purchased any other Maybelline polishes before, although I think I do have 1 from a beauty box. I’m going to have to try some out from their line as this has me seriously impressed.
What is your favourite topcoat?