We often skip the last and perhaps most important step in our manicures at home—applying a top coat—which provides the much-needed protection to nail polish and seals it all in to enhance its longevity. A good nail top coat is an ideal investment in your nails, not just for longevity, but also for concealing any dents, better colour vibrancy, and overall finish. Applying a top coat can also help those who have fragile, weak nails prone to frequent breakage or chipping as they fortify nails and add additional structural strength. Using a top coat also makes it easier to fix any nail art accessories onto your nails. So, here are a few of our choicest top coats for protecting your manicures and keeping them fresh longer.
For a Dual-Purpose Formula
Lakmé 9to5 Primer+Matte Nail Color in Clear
Delivering an instant matte effect, this nail varnish has a chip-proof and long-stay formula, which can be used to increase the longevity of various nail art concepts and designs.
This two-in-one formulation can be used as a base coat or primer before applying nail enamel to smoothen out uneven or rough nail surface as well as at the end to seal it in.
For Super Matte Effect
Chambor Geneva Matte Top Co
It makes your nail polish last long and evens out the manicure with its smooth final layer.
Not happy with your glossy nail enamel? Then instantly transform it to a sophisticated matte finish with this ultra-strong top coat. Its quick drying formula protects nails from breakage or peeling, giving you the freedom to experiment as much as you want with your manicure.
For A Unique Non-Yellowing Formula
O.P.I Nail Polish Protective High-Gloss Top Coat
It perfectly preserves your manicure, adds tonnes of sheen to it, avoids smudging of nail enamel and locks in its colour pigments for an extended wear.
Prevent your manicures from fading away or appearing dull just after a few days with this lustre boosting top coat. Its unique non-yellowing formula is nail-friendly and does not discolour them.
For Averting Chipping
Revlon Nail Enamel-Matt Top Coat
This top coat also comes with a unique double barrel brush for smooth and precise usage.
With streak-free, flawless application this top coat promises consistent, long-lasting nail colour protection with a mattifying effect for up to nine days. Its chip-resistant formula is free from harsh chemicals like formaldehyde and toluene that can cause irritation.