I tried this Top Coat nail color with one of the Step 1 SinfulColors nail polishes in #1618 Come Hither, which is more of a vibrant pink color. After applying that nail color first and letting it dry for about 3-4 minutes (it dries pretty fast), I then applied this Top Coat. The consistency is not like a thick nail polish, but more like a protectant-sealing liquid. It is thin and glides on quick and easy. Just after a few minutes I began to see another level of shine and that gel finish, you get from a salon manicure. It gives a glassy look and hardens on the top of my nails to protect the SinfulColors nail color used. I will definitely keep using this product and recommend it because it is quick-drying, the finished product is fantastic, and the shine is an added bonus with the gel finish. I did receive a complimentary bottle of this SinfulShine® Top Coat for free to test, but all opinions in this review are my own.