Seche Vite has been my favorite top coat for years.
Unfortunately, it seems the formula has changed. I opened a brand new bottle, and the liquid was pretty thick.
It used to be that the formula would gradually thicken over time, with use (at least, half-way through the bottle).
Out The Door was recommended to me on a trip to Sally Beauty. I picked up a bottle, and thought, why not have a top coat face off?!
- Dry Time. Well…it seemed they took about the same amount of time to dry. Out The Door definitely didn’t live up to it’s label claims: “dries in seconds”. Yeah, right! I’d say, it took at least 5-10 minutes before I could touch it without leaving an imprint.
- Shine. I honestly couldn’t tell which was shinier. They looked about the same after application & dry time. But, after switching between these two top coats for a couple of months, I’d say Seche Vite has the longer lasting shine (over 1 weeks time).
- Formula. Out The Door was definitely thinner & easier to apply.
There’s no clear (get it?!) winner here. I still like Seche Vite, and don’t think I’d repurchase Out The Door. I’ve been thinking about trying Poshe, when I’m done with these. If you wear it, how is the formula, shine, dry time?
What’s your staple top coat?