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Best Top Coats That Dry Fast

If you find your polish job chips quickly, it might be time to introduce a quick-drying top coat into your nail care regime. Even if you meticulously apply color, the chances of your nails getting smudged or chipped soon thereafter are high if you don’t add that extra layer of protective gloss. With so many products on the market though, shopping for the right one can be overwhelming. So, to help narrow down the options, we rounded up some of the best formulas on the market.

1. Revlon Quick Dry Top Coat

This polish helps prevent nails from yellowing, peeling and splitting. It also protects color from fading.

Pros: It sets in just 30 seconds.

Cons: Some may find the consistency a little thick.

Revlon Quick Dry Top Coat
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2. Sally Hansen Dries Instantly Top Coat

This formula delivers a glass-like finish that resists chipping and scratching and protects against discoloration.

Pros: It offers superior shine.

Cons: It may not last that long.

Sally Hansen Dries Instantly Top Coat
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3. OPI Top Coat

It’s designed to seal in color to prevent scratches, smudges and chipping.

Pros: It also goes on ultra-glossy.

Cons: Some may find the formula is a bit sticky when applied.

OPI Top Coat
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