My Favorite Top Coats

Thanks to NouveauCheap and ImABeautyGeek  I was inspired by their weekly “Lipstick League” question “What’s your favorite top coat?” to list my own here.

1. Sally Hansen Insta-Dri (because it’s available at half-price at Harmon vs anywhere else in NYC, dries any new sticky polish I am trying/uncertain about the quickest)
2. NYC In a New York Color Minute “Grand Central Station” (best price so it’s easy to stock up on, reliably fast dry time, doesn’t take up much space, has yet to thicken, only occasionally causes shrinkage on certain colors)
3. Seche Vite (decent price, dries just as quickly as Insta, reliably covers glitter, penetrates all layers of color to form a solid layer, but often causes shrinkage, and gets thick/requires extra product Seche Restore)
4. INM Out the Door (it applies in thin layers, doesn’t seem to thicken, and plays well with all colors. I have to set the timer to 8 min for complete, smudge-free drying, so not exactly what I call quick dry.)
5. European Secrets Rock Top Coat (Pros: same thin application and dry time as Out the Door, Cons: must be stored in the dark, I only use it in the summer when I will have UV exposure to maximize durability. Seeing daylight is rare due to my early AM and late PM jobs).


About Abbi Crutchfield

Abbi Crutchfield is a comedian and host of You Can Do Better on truTV. She has been featured on NBC, VH1, CollegeHumor and in national commercials. She is a contributor to Someecards, and her jokes are listed among the Best Tweets of the Year by Huffington Post Comedy. She is a UCB alum and produces the popular stand-up hour The Living Room Show weekly in Brooklyn.
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