After a lot of interest and heated discussion around our first “5 Best Top Coats” article, we went on a quest to find other top coats that deserve your attention. As experience shows, a top coat determines whether your manicure will have a long lasting, smooth and professional finish or look bubbly, or even worst, get chipped within hours. We’ve experienced both and that’s exactly why we’re sharing some more of our best finds with you again – because our nails deserve only the best!
Here’s another 5 best top coats to take your manicure to the next level:
1. Essie Good To Go
Fail-proof, this top coat always works flawlessly. It goes on in a thin layer, evens out any nail art bumps, dries quickly and gives nails a high shine finish. So far it is the only top coat that performed 100% till the last drop*.
15ml. 3-Free. Get it in Australia – AUS $17.95 in Priceline or US $10.00 here.
2. Sally Hansen Diamond Flash Fast Dry Top Coat
Outstandingly fast-drying, high shine top coat. It makes manicures touch dry in 1-2 minutes. This top coat is great for any nail art that requires layering, ie. striping tape nail art when you really need the first layer to dry quickly so you can do the second. However allow 5-10 minutes or a completely dry finish.
3-free. 13.3ml. Get it: AUS $13.95 in Priceline or US $6.99 here.
3. ORLY New Polishield
It’s 3-in-1 formula ensures fast drying time, high shine and anti-chip protection for manicure. A big plus, it contains UV filters to protect colour from fading. When applied to ORLY Polishield, it fuses with the colour to give an extra strong coat.
18 ml. 3-Free. Get it: AUS $19.95 here or US $7.99 here.
4. Poshe Super Fast Drying Top Coat
A 3-Free alternative to Seche Vite. Super shiny, dries quickly and really smooths out nail art lumps and bumps. It’s particularly great over glitter polish!
14ml. Get it: US $7.99 here.
5. OPI Rapidry Top Coat
As with any OPI product, this one is great quality and comes with a signature super-wide brush. It dries to a non-yellowing, high-gloss shine in minutes.
15ml. 3-Free. Get it: AUS $21.99 or US $11.59 here.
Have you tried any of the above products? What is your best top coat? Share! We’d love to hear your opinion!
*We’ve been using a large number of different top coats and we’ve noticed that quite a few become soft and thick, dull or bubbly towards the end of the bottle. So unless you’re willing to mix some concoctions with thinner or two different top coats, it’s normal to expect the last 10-20% of your top coat bottle will become unusable. However, none of that happened with Essie Good To Go, we used the whole bottle!