This top coat is a little more liquidy than I like with a gel top coat. It does flood very easily so it’s not good for floating over any designs or powder you may have down on your nails. Definitely shiny and doesn’t have a bad residue to wipe off. I just use the same brand’s gel cure spray and use a lint free pad to wipe off the residue and it makes it shiny and smooth. This stuff burns if you get it on your skin!! I thought I had a good coat covering one nail (had a holo powder on) and while curing under the lamp, it oozed over my nail and burned so badly. If it were a tiny bit more viscous, I think it would be a perfect gel top coat.