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RUFFIAN

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Double our nail polish collection with just one product? We’re sold already. This matte top coat from NYC fashion house Ruffian ups the cool factor of any glossy lacquer, transforming it instantly to an edgy mattified texture. There’s a world beyond gloss and shine, and we’re ready to explore.

How it Works

A swipe of the matte top coat gives regular lacquer an extreme makeover, replacing its shiny finish with a satin-like matte appearance that is totally on-trend. Note: Matte top coats work best on classic nail polish formulas, not jellies or metallics.

How to Use

Apply one to two smooth layers of the top coat over polished nails and watch as the matte effect instantly appears.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

I LOVE THIS
Purchased

I was a bit ambivalent about how much this would change the appearance of different nail polish colors, and the price is kind of a steep price for such a small bottle. I can say definitively that this little bottle is worth the price. I love the somewhat foggy hue of this, especially on pale pinks and grey colors, but it looks pretty good on everything I have. I am halfway through the bottle now, and I am already sure I will be reordering this one when it is done.

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Love Ruffian

I am addicted to nail polish. I love the way this matte coat can change a favorite color into a whole new look.

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Great alternative
Purchased

This is a great alternative to a glossy finish. What I really like is that I can take my old nail polishes and give them a little facelift with a matte coating. I also like wearing just this polish because it makes my nails look well kept.

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makes polish matte but chips easily & i don't like matte look
Purchased

full sized bottle is very small but that's ok because i don't like the matte look now that i've seen it AND it made my polish chip so fast i wouldn't use it even if i liked the matte look. on the plus side it did as promised and took shiny polish and though it goes on shiny it turns your polish matte. it dried quickly which was a plus but i am giving it away as soon as i can find someone who wants it! :)

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Ruffian Matte Coat

This is my favorite thing ever! I LOVE my matte nails. I paired this top coat over the Ruffian purple shade. It looks so cool. I think I may buy a second matte top coat!

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It works well
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I purchased this particular product because I was unable to find a matte top coat anywhere else. It defiantly gets the job done but it nothing to write home about. My sister bought the same product from Revlon and it applied just as well and actual prevented chipping better.

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Not impressed

I was really looking forward to this product and was not impressed at all. Sorry I purchased it. Not long lasting at all.

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LOVE!!
Purchased

Initially I paired this with a color that did not look good with this matte top coat. I tried again and I fell in love with this top coat. My nails always seem to chip really fast, but this top coat does a good job protecting the nail polish. Can't wait to try it with more colors!

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a must have product
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I love the way this matte finish transforms everyday shiny nail lacquer into a unique look. it pairs well with evening wear that already has some shine from accessories for a chic alternative!

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perfect
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this product does exactly as it promises. You only get one shot at painting the nail with the matt though. It dries quickly and if you try a second coat, it doesn't look as good.

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