Best Nail Polish Top Coat in 2020



OPI Nail Polish and Nail Lacquer Drying Drops Review:


These "drip dry" finishing drops are a total game changer. A couple of years ago I broke the lifelong habit of biting my nails, and I did it by painting them a new color every time I got that nervous impulse. The only drawback to painting them so often is that it can be a real time suck, and involve a lot of do-overs - especially if you're anything like me, and usually multitasking, and/or still getting the hang of DIY manicures.

Enter these drops. They really do work immediately - and it really only takes a single drop on each nail. In under a minute, they're totally dry to the touch, and impervious to dings or smudges. Gone are the days of flapping your hands and blowing on your fingers for 10-20 minutes at a time. Thanks, science!



Sally Hansen Treatment Big Matte Top Coat, 41055, 0.4 Fl Oz (Pack of 1) Review:


Love this quick dry top coat!! Dries quick and leaves a great shine. The top coat I was using before, it was not quick dry but I would do my nails in the morning and in about 3 hours it would be completely dry but by the next morning I would have sheet creases all over my nails, weird. So, I decided to try out this quick dry top coat which dried completely in 5 minutes and wanted to wait until the morning to give my review and I'm very happy NO SHEET CREASES at all!!! It comes out thick but the key is to warm the polish in a bowl of hot tap water, which I do to all my polishes before applying to my nails, especially if it's cold and it thins it out, so it applies smoothly. Make sure to let all your layers of polish dry and after each application I run cold tap water over my nails for a few seconds and air dry them and add the next layer. One thin layer of base coat, 2 thin layers of color and one thin layer of top coat and you should have guaranteed perfect nails. I woul highly recommend!!!



Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Nail Coat, Clear - .5 oz. oz Review:


Hands down the best fast drying top coat out there. I have been using this for years, and nothing else compares - not OPI, Essie, China Glaze, Formula X - nothing! My nails dry very quickly with this, and I am comfortable doing almost anything after about 10 minutes. Of course, if you do certain activities it may dent your fresh polish, but if you are mindful you'll have no problems. I'm a doctor and don't have much free time, but this top coat really lets me paint my nails as often as I want since it dries so quickly! I tell everyone at work about it when they ask how I keep my nails so nice. It also looks shiny and beautiful, just like manicured gel nails done at the salon!

A few things to know: a thin coat works way better than a thick coat. Less is more with this top coat - just enough to cover your polish. Definitely brush off any extra polish - seriously, use only as much as necessary. The two cons I have with this polish are the price combined with the fact that it becomes thick and goopy quite quickly. It's not cheap, but it works so well I can get over that. However, I can never use a full bottle of this stuff. I paint my nails maybe every 3-4 days and always seal the jar properly. For whatever, reason, it gets quite thick and goopy when about half the bottle is gone, no matter what! It makes it much more difficult to apply. The smell is also quite strong and chemical-y, though I don't mind so much as it disappears quite quickly.

Overall, this will forever be my go-to top coat, even with the cons I talked about above. It's that good!



Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat 2755 Clear, 0.45 Fl Oz (Pack of 1) Review:


I've never had a strong preference when it came to glossy topcoats (or tacos, as nail queen simplynailogical says). As long as it dries fast and isn't streaky or gloopy, I'm happy. This almost became a favorite because of how smoothly it applied and how quickly it dried. HOWEVER, as with all base and topcoats I've gotten to the end of, the very last little bit in the bottle was so hard to get out. Tipping the bottle to the side did not help whatsoever, possibly because of the shape of the bottle. I ended up having to pour the last little bit onto a paint tray in order to use it. Also, the second half of the bottle, I had to add polish thinner every so often in order to keep it from getting gloopy and gross.

It is an amazingly good topcoat... for the first half of the bottle, which is why I've given it 4 stars. It doesn't cause any weird shrinkage issue like Seche Vite does, it's affordable, it doesn't have a strong smell.



essie gel couture platinum grade finish top coat top coat, 0.46 Fl Oz (Pack of 1) Review:


I have spent the past year doing my own manicures and experimenting with different polishes and base and top coats. I am no expert, but here's my conclusions: base coats make a big difference and are a valuable necessary layer. They keep dark colours from bleeding through into the nail bed, smooth out nails so you don't have to file the bed as aggressively, and make polish stick better and last longer. I no longer buy polishes from the supermarket and drug store, and I won't pay Sephora-type places exorbitant prices. For me, the best all round polish and choices of colours and least harmful ingredients, is Zoya. But I like Essie for base and top coats. The top coats dry up and become thick very fast, so you end up replacing them often (boo). It's something to do with their chemical make-up. But I have been using this same Essie First Base Base Coat for an entire year, and am just now replacing the bottle (yay). (Thank you, Amazon, for keeping all my buying records and making it so easy to keep track of purchases.) I have zero complaints about this base coat. This product does everything I mentioned above. There is about 1/5 of the bottle left, yet it has become too thick to use. But one year is pretty phenomenal, especially for a price of about $6.50.



Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat for Nail Polish and Manicure (2 pack, 0.5 oz) Review:


I LOVE THIS BASE AND TOP COAT! I bought it based on all the fabulous ratings I saw online. I had also seen it recommended in a magazine which made me check this out in the first place. The base coat protects my nails when I use dark polish so my real nails are not discolored when the polish is removed. The top coat gives a beautiful, high shine to your polish, and it dries in just minutes without using any lamps!! From start to finish, I can do my nails in just 20 minutes and they're totally dry!! I don't use expensive nail polish. I usually buy Sinful polish for $1.99. Although it's an excellent polish itself, my nails using the top and bottom coats of Seche Vite, look like a million dollars! Throw away the nail dryers, just use these two inexpensive products, and you're good to go within minutes! I'm not going to use anything else on my nails going forward. I'm over the moon with this stuff and highly recommend it!!



OPI Nail Lacquer Top Coat Review:


I'm the kind of person who HATES doing my nails because I feel like I have to set aside a large chunk of my time just to do them without messing them up before they're fully dry.

I have FINALLY found a solution that makes painting my nails quick (20 mins), easy and almost fool-proof. The dropper that comes with the drip dry helps me add a quick dry to my nails without giving me the chance to mess them up.

This is what I do:

1. One coat of OPI Natural Nail Base Coat OPI Natural Nail Base Coat & Top Coat COMBO FULL SIZE .5
2. Two coats of OPI color of your choice (mine: Bubble Bath, a beautiful nude) Opi Nail Lacquer, Bubble Bath, 0.5 Fluid Ounce
3. One coat of OPI Natural Nail Top Coat OPI Natural Nail Base Coat & Top Coat COMBO FULL SIZE .5
4. Two drops of OPI Drip Dry

I use all OPI products which glide on smooth and dry consistent (even with the lack of my nail painting experience). Honestly, I did my nails myself and think they came out better than the last time I went to the salon. I am thrilled with the results.

I haven't painted my nails and used my hands in a rough way or gone to sleep immediately after. I'm not sitting with my hands under a UV light, and I'm not expecting to push on my nails right after applying this stuff. I have painted my nails and then drove my car and ran errands without any problem.

I recommend this product.



OPI Nail Lacquer Top Coat Review:


I'm the kind of person who HATES doing my nails because I feel like I have to set aside a large chunk of my time just to do them without messing them up before they're fully dry.

I have FINALLY found a solution that makes painting my nails quick (20 mins), easy and almost fool-proof. The dropper that comes with the drip dry helps me add a quick dry to my nails without giving me the chance to mess them up.

This is what I do:

1. One coat of OPI Natural Nail Base Coat OPI Natural Nail Base Coat & Top Coat COMBO FULL SIZE .5
2. Two coats of OPI color of your choice (mine: Bubble Bath, a beautiful nude) Opi Nail Lacquer, Bubble Bath, 0.5 Fluid Ounce
3. One coat of OPI Natural Nail Top Coat OPI Natural Nail Base Coat & Top Coat COMBO FULL SIZE .5
4. Two drops of OPI Drip Dry

I use all OPI products which glide on smooth and dry consistent (even with the lack of my nail painting experience). Honestly, I did my nails myself and think they came out better than the last time I went to the salon. I am thrilled with the results.

I haven't painted my nails and used my hands in a rough way or gone to sleep immediately after. I'm not sitting with my hands under a UV light, and I'm not expecting to push on my nails right after applying this stuff. I have painted my nails and then drove my car and ran errands without any problem.

I recommend this product.



Beetles Gel No Wipe Top Coat - Shine Finish and Long Lasting, Soak Off UV LED Gel, 15ml Review:


Hey guys i decided to try a new gel polish brand and try to step away from cheap ebay ones. I wanted to see if there was a difference . The gel polish does last a very long time 2 weeks mine stayed of coarse add a good gel top coat . I like the variety in colors . The photo however doesnt show the true colors. The blue is see thru like jelly blue but i was looking for a well pigmented one. The other color i didnt like was the purple same as blue not pigmented. I tries black ,clear, white base to see if i could get the as seen in photo of seller but could not . The price was definitely fair because usually 1 cost around $10 at sallys and there gels suck. There was barely any uneveness when applying but on some color you cant tell when top coat is added. Overall im happy with purchase and i can tell a difference in quality compared to other brands ive bought .I added a few photos of the colors i bought . I hope this helps have a great day :)



Modelones Upgraded Base Coat No Wipe Glossy Top Coat Set With 1 Free Matte Top Coat(3 X 10 ml) Soak Off LED UV Gel Nail Polish - High Gloss Shiny and Matte Effects In One Set Review:


So where do begin. This foundation set is amazing. I like the base coat. Seems to help the polish stick and last a lot longer. I absolutely freaking love the top coat. It gives you a super shiny and glossy finish. It also isn’t super thick like the other gel topcoats I have tried in the past. It also is a non cleanse top coat which is great because that is one less step you have to do and it save you time when you are doing nails. I have had this top coat on for about a week and a half and it still looks good and not dulled out. I love it. Most definitely one of my new favorites.
So then there is the matte top coat. Which I also really love the matte top coat. It is such a pretty matte I highly recommend. It feels super smooth and velvety. It doesn’t take away from the color. So overall my thoughts on this foundation set is a pass. 👍🏼👍🏼 I would rate this a 10 on a scale from 1-10. It’s an amazing deal for high quality products.
So the packaging is super cute. It has like a square wooden top and white bottle you can check it out in the pictures i posted. It’s super unique and something I have never seen before. I absolutely love it they just look super clean and very aesthetically pleasing to look at.
When they came in the mail they were packed super good. It was a super small tight packed little yellow envelope inside of a bigger bubble mailer. Then each bottle of polish was individually wrapped in bubble wrap. There was no leaking or anything. If you are Looking to try something new or something a little bit different I would highly highly highly recommend it to anyone. Super great set and super affordable.