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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 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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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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Meh
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Maybe I'm not hipster enough to enjoy the texture or feel like I am pulling this off. Provides a very unique and interesting texture to your nails over your fav applied color. I have seen this on other gals, and thought how trendy it looked, but I’m traditional at heart, so was not for me. I would be remiss if I did not make clear that this product is a five star for exactly what it says it will do. It’s a three star for me because I am answering honestly with regard to how much I did/did not enjoy it.

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Dries Fast!
Purchased

I absolutely love this matte finish. This is the best nail polish I've bought in a long time. It dries extremely fast. So far I've put this on top of black and burgundy polish and it looks better than expected!

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Love the way it looks!
Purchased

I love the way it looks but I wish it would last a little longer. It's good for one or two nights out, but it starts chipping away after that. Other than that, it looks great on top of any color.

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Love it
Purchased

This polish is a great top coat for a day or two. Makes the nail polish stand out. However, the nail polish doesn't last long.

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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
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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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