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NOTD: Kiss Top coat trio

Posted by Halifax @ Sparkled Beauty

Another Kiss kit I received for review, this is the Top coat trio with Glossy, Matte and Shimmer Effect top coats. Just like in the Gradation kit, the bottles are 0.2oz/ 6ml each, very travel friendly.

On the first try, I applied the top coats on a nail colour I wore that day.

Before (left): Rainbow Honey Apple Kid from the Summer of 199x collection, a beautiful hot pink with shimmers. After (right): Gloss Effect on index, Matte Effect on middle and Shimmer Effect on ring and pinky fingers.

Since the polish already has some shimmers, the Shimmer Effect top coat did not make much of a difference and looked similar to the Gloss Effect. The Matte Effect is quite noticeable but unfortunately only lasted a day as my middle finger started looking like the rest on day 2.

Second try, with a dark shade - Essence Chic Reloaded. Same top coat placement above, but both pics are for the after this time.

The Matte Effect top coat gave Chic Reloaded a wax/ semi-matte finish, while the Shimmer Effect gives off a pretty pink sheen.

I'd say the Shimmer Effect works the best among the three top coats but the effects depend a lot on the base colour. The trio is convenient to travel with, to serve whatever mood you have for your nail finish, but for daily use, I would reach for better top coats.


  1. Yeah... not a very matte matte. lol The shimmer is nice, though.

    1. Yeah, if the matte top coat works, it'd be worth getting the trio :)