We're always on the lookout for the best products to perfect your DIY manicure. When it comes to matte nails, there are plenty of products out there, but it can be hard to choose the best one. To make it easier, we've rounded up 10 of the top matte topcoats that will not only protect your mani from wear and tear but offer the coolest, chicest, perfectly matte finish to complement your favorite polish shade. Even better: There's a topcoat for every budget.
This formula instantly transforms any nail shade from shiny to matte. Even better: It is 21-free and formulated without harsh chemicals.
This fast-drying topcoat will not only give a matte finish but also protect your manicure for longer wear. The larger brush also assures an even application with every use.
Perfect alone or with your favorite nail color, this top coat is 16-free and boasts a bio-sourced ingredient formula.
Ella + Mila
Even though Ella + Mila might not be the most well-known polish brand in the industry, that doesn't mean its formulas are anything short of obsessively delightful, and this top-performing matte topcoat is definitely a standout.
Smith & Cult
Designed to go on evenly, this top coat will give your nail color a soft matte finish. The formula is also vegan and cruelty-free.
At an easy-on-the-wallet $6, this is one of Team Byrdie's favorite matte topcoats. It promises one of the best, long-lasting finishes, as well as simultaneously protecting precious manicures with an ultra-strong immune system—warding off chips, stains, cracks, and all other polish woes you've ever groaned over.
No polish roundup could ever be complete without one of our favorite standby brands, OPI. This is one of the most popular matte topcoats we've encountered. It manages to look silky smooth, elegant, and edgy all at once.