Boots 17 Cosmetics Matte Top Coat Nail Polish

Posted by Lipglossiping On July - 10 - 2010

Last year, they were everywhere and they divided opinion.  Some loved ’em, some hated ’em.

What am I talking about?  Matte Nails of course!

17 Nails Xtras Matte Top Coat Polish 8ml (£3.99) from Boots is due to be released in September and I’ve got a sneaky peek for you!

Well… finally!  A really, thoroughly decent matte top coat with great availability and a price tag to match!

It may a little late to the mass market to be considered the height of fashion, but this budget matte top coat from 17 Cosmetics is gonna be a hugely popular seller in my humble opinion.

It applies a true matte finish, none of this satin semi-matte nonsense.  So far, I haven’t noticed it accentuating any ridges or imperfections in the polish application underneath and it dries fully in minutes.  Actually, that’s my one caveat… you need to apply the top coat quickly as it will dry rapidly.  Once you realise this, it’s not a problem as the polish glides on smoothly anyway.

After wearing for a couple of days, the matte finish does get slightly shinier… more satiny.  But I haven’t noticed an increase in chipping or tip wear as a result of topping up my standard manicure with this little gem.

£3.99?  You’ll want to get this!  Hurry up September!


40 Responses to “Boots 17 Cosmetics Matte Top Coat Nail Polish”

  1. Great picture and thanks for sharring!!!It looks a great product!!xxx

  2. Paige says:

    Loving this! I’m definatley going to be buying :)

  3. Nazneen says:

    Thanks for the heads up, looks great (and bargainous!) btw, what colour are you wearing? it looks so so lovely!

  4. Annette says:

    very pretty!! I love how it looks on that purple n/p! do u mind telling me what kind of polish that is?? it’s a very nice purple!!!

  5. I’ll def need to get my hands on this when it comes out! Thanks for the post xx

  6. rhamnousia says:

    When I saw the title of this post I was going to say that I must have been blind to have never seen it in the shop before because this is one range I always have a very good look at.

    It all makes sense now! I like the way they have decided to release it at a more “wintery” time because I don’t think matte shades are really a summery thing.

    Anyway, I will be picking it up come the time!

  7. Eliza says:

    I’m liking this. Think I will be picking up a bottle for sure. I am restricted to certain colours due to my work so this would be a way to change things up a bit.
    Thanks
    E x

  8. Claire says:

    Just a question… does it feel funny? Is it smooth or does it feel textured?

  9. Julia Arenas says:

    you know, when the photo came on i thought my browser was broken or something hahaha…i was like, why is only one nail fully loaded?

  10. Rebecca says:

    Definitely hurry up September! I am so excited about this!

  11. Redz24 says:

    I defo need to get my hands on this =) Thanks!

  12. caz says:

    Oh im so excited! I was days away from buying an expensive matte topcoat, but now i can wait

  13. Lillian says:

    Oooh it looks so great, especially for so little money! I really like the look of Matte nails but they tend to look a bit odd around me.

  14. Phoebe says:

    Sounds like a great product, i’ve kind of given up on matte nails though. I like shiny!

  15. RaeRae says:

    I can’t believe it! As soon as I buy my Essie Matte About You, cheaper versions keep popping up! Gah. This looks good though so I might buy it for when the Essie runs out.

  16. Abbie says:

    I’m really excited for this
    I’ve been wanting to try matte nails for a while but have just never got round to it
    x

  17. Lily says:

    Looks awesome! Claire’s also do a matte top coat, which costs just £2.50 and it’s surprisingly good!

  18. kirstie says:

    Oh now that IS impressive, and exactly what I want a matte topcoat to do. CND’s was a total waste of space.

  19. Emmer says:

    Hi , how come this product is no longer available from boots , I want it!!! Where can I get it from??

  20. Esme says:

    Where can i buy this???????????????????????????

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