Review of Born Pretty No Smudge Top Coat

Have you ever finished a manicure only to find that your top coat smudged all your hard work by making the colors bleed into each other? I’ve had this happen a number of times, and it’s extremely frustrating when it happens! Enter the world of no smudge top coats.

This top coat is from Born Pretty and comes packaged in the brand’s elegant cream and gold box, instantly making the item feel luxurious.


The ingredients list is the same for every bottle of polish from Born Pretty, so I’m not sure what makes this top coat work so effectively.

The bottle contains 6 mL of crystal clear top coat and features an easy to handle brush. 6 mL isn’t a huge amount, which is a shame because you’ll want to use this top coat for all of your nail art!


I find that the formula is a little on the thin/watery side, but it brushes on easily, evenly, and most importantly without making any streaks in the design underneath it.


Born Pretty No Smudge Top Coat was used with this fall manicure.

The finish isn’t as shiny as a traditional top coat, but it protects the nail art well, creating a glossy, even surface.


No smudge top coat was applied over this spiderweb manicure.

The top coat performs beautifully over stamped designs, and as is the case with other no smudge top coats, should be compatible with nail foils. Its only flaw is that it does not dry as quickly as traditional fast drying top coats, but I would much rather allow my nails to dry for a little longer rather than risk ruining an otherwise perfect design with streaks!

Diamond rating: ♦♦♦♦♦ (5/5)

If you are interested in purchasing this no smudge top coat (retail price is $3.99 USD), the link for the item is shown below. Using code RSSPX31 will get you 10% off the regular priced items your order, and Born Pretty Store offers free worldwide shipping. Happy polishing!

10% off Born Pretty coupon code: RSSPX31

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