Smudge-Free Water Based Top Coat


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Seal in your nail art with our Smudge-Free Water Based Top Coat. Whether it's just a basic color, nail stamping patterns, nail foils, or mirror finished chrome/holo powders, this top coat won't smudge, crack or dull any design you have just slaved over. This one is a Must Add to your nail polish collection!

Instructions for longevity

This top coat will appear thinner than your regular top coat! Due to the nature of the water-based formula, we recommend adding another layer of your favorite top coat on top of our Smudge Free for added protection, longevity, and shine.  This is especially important if you routinely use hand sanitizer as the alcohol content can dissolve a water-based top coat.   


**Ingredients**: Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Acryates Copolymer, Nitrocellulose, Ethanol, Adipic Acidneopentylglycotrimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, and Acetyl Tributyl Citrate. *Bottle Size*: 0.4 fl oz (13mL).

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4.8 Based on 373 Reviews
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Ali P.
United States
Only top coat you need

I've used many different top coats over my stamped nails, only for them to be ruined. Even other polishes promising not to smudge. This is the only one that followed through, I'll never use another.

Tara M.
United States United States
It is smudge proof- but won’t work for chrome powder nails.

If youre buying this for smudge-free stamping, go for it! It does work and does not smudge. However, if youre buying this because you want a water-based top coat for your chrome nail powders, don’t do it. I bought it for my chrome powders and unfortunately it discolors and clouds the chrome effect. (in the photo the nail on the left is my chrome nails without a topcoat and the right is with this topcoat)

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Latvia Latvia
Smudge free top coat

I have ordered it several times. Love it!

United States United States
Good for not smearing; bad for peeling after several days

I really like this stuff. It is the best I’ve tried so far. I haven’t purchased the more expensive brands or any from indie makers since they’re just too expensive for me. I tested several that should be close to comparison with it. They didn’t work as no where as well. I would give this 5 stars. But, I like to wear my manis at least a week or longer. But, the no smudge stuff starts peeling up from underneath any top coats I’ve used to it (fast dry or regular dry) within 3-4 days. I really want to give it 5 stars. But, i kinda doubt that’s Going to happen. That sucks. So this product gets 4 stars.

United States United States
Exactly what I was looking for

I was skeptical at first but was pleasantly surprised to find that this top coat did as described - it didn’t smudge my nail stamp! It made it perfect for me to apply my gloss top coat afterward without worrying about smudging my nail art. I am extremely happy with this purchase.

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