Add High-Shine to Acrylic Nails With These Top Coats

The key to achieving a long-lasting manicure often comes down to applying a good top coat. It will help prevent nails from splitting, seal in color and keep your manicure looking shiny and fresh. If you have acrylic nails, look for a top coat that also works for gel nails, since you’ll likely be using a curing lamp to create a hard, sleek finish. Ahead, we did a bit of research and rounded up some solid options on the market. Find them all ahead.

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1. Beetles Gel No Wipe Top Coat

This toxin-free option is flexible and offers a high-shine finish that looks great for weeks.

Pros: It comes in a sizable 15-milliliter bottle.

Cons: Some may not like the smell.

Beetles Gel No Wipe Top Coat
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2. Eternal Acrylic Top Coat

This formaldehyde-free polish builds a shield that prevents nails from splitting and chipping.

Pros: It’s offered in a pack of one or two.

Cons: It may not last as long as its competitors.

Eternal Acrylic Top Coat
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3. Mia Secret Ice Gel Acrylic Top Coat

This option dries quickly without the need for UV light and can last for up to a week or more.

Pros: Users are likely to appreciate the thin consistency.

Cons: Others may offer a better shine.

mia secret ice gel top coat
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4. Aimeili Gel Top Coat

The brand claims this stuff is able to last for up to 21 days and comes off easily.

Pros: It goes on smooth and dries quite fast.

Cons: Some may find it a little sticky.

Aimeili top coat
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5. Modelones Gel Top Coat

A wear-resistant, exceptionally smooth formula makes this top coat a great one.

Pros: It cures in 60 seconds under a UV lamp.

Cons: Some may find it slightly thick.

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6. Sally Hansen No Chip Acrylic Top Coat

This pick also effectively seals in color and offers a polished finish that shields and protects nails.

Pros: The .45-fluid ounce bottle should provide numerous coats.

Cons: It may need a few drops of thinner at the end of the bottle.

Sally Hansen No Chip Acrylic Top Coat
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