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Gel Matte Top Coat – Born Pretty Review

Today I have a new item to show you, a Gel Matte Top Coat – Born Pretty Review. I use a lot of gel polish and LOVE MATTE so I wanted to show you this matte top coat and how it performs. Interested? Read on!

Buff & Polish - Gel Matte Top Coat - Born Pretty Review

Gel Matte Top Coat – Born Pretty: bottle shot and comparison of the matte next to a gloss gel top coated nail

Matte top coats are always something I have on hand in multiples (uh, I don’t have a problem), because I love the effect of a matte finish. The strange thing is that I’m not as much a fan of matte polishes – meaning colours that dry matte. I prefer adding top coats to create the effect. Some brands are more matte looking and others more satiny in their finish, so I was interested to try out how this consumer matte top coat from Born Pretty would work.

I masked off half the stick that had a gloss gel top coat so you could see the matte. It is more matte than some, so I was pleased with that. I didn’t test it for longevity and if it keeps that dullness over time, but I like the way it cures.

Buff & Polish - Gel Matte Top Coat - Born Pretty Review

Gel Matte Top Coat – Born Pretty: shown on half a swatch stick with gloss top coat for comparison

This Tempered Matte Top Coat (in the listing as this) is great value for what it is. Being matte it is a No Wipe Top Coat (as most are) and needs to be cured under a CFL (bulb) Lamp or LED gel lamp. I use LED and cured this for 30 seconds. It was applied in a thin coat and cured well.

Buff & Polish - Gel Matte Top Coat - Born Pretty Review

Gel Matte Top Coat – Born Pretty: thankfully now labelled on the bottle!

It seems they finally started to include labels on the bottles – which is handy! Years ago and even as recently as in the last 12 months, I would receive gel polishes in the same black and white bottles and have no idea which shade was which simply because they did not often have a sticker like the one below to differentiate the colour or shade, by name or number. Unless you kept the zip lock bag stickers…

It was a bit frustrating, cos when everything looks the same as you can’t tell since all the gels are in opaque, light-proof bottles. So THIS more recent labelling change is fantastically helpful!

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Gel Matte Top Coat – Born Pretty: showing the label. Hello HOLO!

And bottle shot. Wrap up below.

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Gel Matte Top Coat – Born Pretty: Product shot

And that concludes my Gel Matte Top Coat – Born Pretty Review. Any questions or comments, leave them below 🙂

THE RUNDOWN:

Name: Tempered Matte Top Coat
Brand: Born Pretty
Item Number: 40707

Item Type: .Gel Top Coat
Colour (or family): .
Size: 10ml / 0.9oz

Usage Notes:
It is quite fluid and not too runny. I found the Gloss Top Coat that I have in this series is quite thick and goopy for a gel polish, but the matte version here is completely workable. It’s easy to use, just one coat should do it.

You can use it over gel polishes, or completely dried nail polish to preserve your art or polish longer. It is soak off, and soaks off easily. You could also use a peel off base coat if you prefer not to soak, but it generally doesn’t last as long given your hands get wet, etcetera. That may not be an issue with thosewho change polish every other day.

The Verdict:
It’s great for what it is and economical. It’s different to some of the Pro brands, and I’m not sure about how it wears over weeks (as I didn’t test for that), but for the hobbyist it is highly recommended.

Purchase Links & Info:
Feel free to use my code BUFFQ10 for 10% off full priced items

Item Number: 40707 – Find it at BornPrettyStore.com (*you can click number for direct link or search the number at the website)

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