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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

It works well
Purchased

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
Purchased

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

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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Pricey but works as promised...

I didn't really pay attention to the size when I purchased this and was shocked to see that it was smaller than some of the minis I have received for free. Other than that, I loved it. It works as promised.

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like it

I love this product but was disappointed in the size of the product for the price you pay. It seemed to be trial size instead of a full product.

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Fabulous

This nail polish transforms your nails they look wonderful with the rich color pigment in this polish. Satin like matte gives your nails an edgy look.

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Didn't work for me

I love the matte effect this gives, but my nail polish chipped much faster than usual. If I was really careful, I think I could get a two good days out of this top coat, but then I couldn't do anything! It did dry quickly though.

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Does what it says!

It really is cool watching the glossy clear coat turn to matte, although I only like the look of matte on certain colors. Nice to have!

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