7 Must Have Top Coats That Will Make Your Manicure Last Longer


Whether you’re getting your nails polished by a professional or, you’re designing them on your own, manicures are not that easy to get. Judging alone from the length of time it requires to place every stroke and to perfect each coat, it’s a beauty investment you do have to make time for every week. Any technique therefore that promises longer lasting manicures are a welcome must-try.

Here are 7 must-have top coats to seal in your manicure and keep your heart from breaking when you see a chip or a scratch that isn’t supposed to be there yet:

1. Butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails, US$ 40:

Butter London Patent

If you’re conscious about the safety of products in your beauty stash, then you must know that nail lacquers happen to be one of the most toxic categories of beauty and personal care products. With this top coat, you can be rest assured you’re not getting into contact with formaldehyde toluene or DBP, and yet still get that fine, tough finish you want to achieve. This product promises to give you a patent leather finish that infuses vitamins that help make your nails healthier and stronger.

2. Sally Hansen Ultimate Shield, US$ 5.21: Looking for ultra lustrous shine that lasts you for the entire work week? End your nail regimen with this product from nail professionals at Sally Hansen. It shields your nails from the tough conditions you have to brave everyday so your hands stay posh despite the harsh beating from carrying out your roles and responsibilities.

3. OPI Infinite Shine 3 Gloss Top Coat, US$ 12.50:

OPI Infinite

It’s Step 3 of the OPI Infinite Shine Gel Effects Lacquer System. It dries down to a hard gel, giving your nails a strong and hard finish to last for days. OPI has reformulated their products, including this, to remove toxic toluene and DBP.

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4. JINsoon Matte Top Coat Maker, US$ 18: True to your nail lacquer color, this product gives you a matte finish without changing the shade of nail polish you choose. This product is designed to last longer with UV protection.

5. Essie Matte About You, US$ 9:

Essie Matte

Achieve an ultimately hard and tough matte look, absolutely three free — no toluene, DBP and formaldehyde.

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6. CLAVUZ Matte Top Coat Gel Nail Polish Matte Finish, US$ 5.99: If matte finish is your manicure go-to these days, make your nails last longer with this product. The catch? You need a LED lamp to dry this product down to its ideal, tough-state finish. If you do it right though, your manicure can easily last up to 2 weeks with low maintenance.

7. Julep Go the Distance Oxygen Performance Top Coat, US$ 14

Julep Go

Five free – no toluene, DBP, camphor, formaldehyde and formaldehyde resin, this product gives you the ultimate gloss that’s claimed to be scratch proof, thanks to oxygen technology!


Keep your nails sufficiently tough to withstand wear and tear. End your polish with a strong gloss or matte finish with these products.

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