No7 Stay Perfect Matte Topcoat

As much as I’ve always loved my wee bottle of China Glaze Matte Magic, I had my gripes with it. It often leaves weird white dots on my nails despite nothing being visible in the bottle, and of course it’s not the most accessible product to us UK girls. China Glaze isn’t easy to come by unless you happen to live close to a Sally’s (which I don’t).

I know that Rimmel recently came out with a matte topcoat, but I just don’t like Rimmel. End of. So, No7 to the rescue! As part of the Autumn/Winter range (which is out now and will be on shelves until the 5th of October), No7 have released a matte topcoat. Yes! At £7.25 for 10ml, this won’t break the bank. In fact, it will be an utter steal at £2.25 after the recent return of the £5 No7 vouchers which we’ve come to love so much! I highly, highly suggest grabbing a couple of bottles of this before October if you like the matte look.

As for the finish, it’s not totally flat and lifeless matte like ChG Matte Magic. It’s more of a matte-satin, if you get what I mean… it’s just less flat. I actually really like that. Like all matte polishes or topcoats, it will start to lose it’s matte-ness after a couple of days but if you don’t like that, just slick another coat of this on, much like you would reapply a regular topcoat to keep your normal manicures shiny.

I know there’s a whole ton of you who still haven’t tried the matte nails trend, and what better time to try it than now? It’s basically like doubling your polish collection, it adds a whole new look to everything you own! Oh, and a matte topcoat over glitter polishes looks SO COOL. Just so you know. ;P

Illamasqua’s Velocity, sans topcoat…

Velocity, plus a slick of No7 matte topcoat. Beautiful!

Seriously, you have no reason NOT to grab this now the £5 vouchers are going on. I will personally try to get you sectioned if you do not grab this bargain!

17 thoughts on “No7 Stay Perfect Matte Topcoat

  1. That looks amazing! I will definitely be getting this with my £5 No 7 voucher – I’ve never tried matte nails before and all the matte topcoats I’ve seen have been quite expensive so this is a great find. x

  2. I’ve got the Essie one but this looks amazing. I’ve been a bit weary of using mine over a glitter polish in case it got all sticky, butttt I will try it now, thank you xx

  3. im really not feeling matte nails, i dont know why, but i may jump into the deep end and try it for myself :) xxx

  4. @May: Yknow, I think I do too actually!

    @Lily: Yeah, absolute bargain with the £5 voucher :D £2.25 for matte nails! Amazing!

    @Lexi: All Illamasqua polishes are lovely ;P but yeah it’s cool!

    @Janaka: What’s the Essie one like? I’ve never used it before, just China Glaze – is the Essie one really flat too? And I’ve never had any trouble using it over glitters, trust me, it’s amazing!

    @Julia: I think all mattes lose their finish after a while, but another coat restores it!

    @Caz: I know, right? :D

    @Jen: Hahaha, excellent news!

    @Lisa: Get it! Two twenty fiiive!

    @Ruth: Wow, I didn’t even know Claire’s did one, I’ll keep an eye out!

    @Abby: They should do, I think the collection was released on the 11th or something. Can’t remember off the top of my head but it’s definitely out now!

    @Chloe: You totally should for such a tiny sum! :D


  5. Too bad you’ll probably end up with white speckles again. I’ve read a lot of comments online that this happened to people with the CG, Essie, and other brands matte topcoat. I have it too with my Essie matte topcoat!

  6. I love your blog – it’s extremely pretty!
    I’m not getting into the whole matte polish thing. I picked up one by mistake in Ingot last year and have to put about 3 coats of clear over it to make it look decent! I think your nails look much prettier without the matte topcoat – sorry!
    Kat x

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