9 Top Coats To Transform Your Favorite Shades Into Something Special

Say goodbye to beauty ruts and getting bored with using the same old products in your stash. With a few top coats to revamp your favorite shades, you can alter any of your tried and true beauty products with new formulas and finishes.

No need to invest in a dozen different lippies, shadows, and polishes to churn out a multitude of beauty looks. If there ever was a fast track to the most eye-catching makeup, it's the liquids and powders that boost the wow-factor on existing products. One swatch of a pearlescent topper and you can instantly convert a matte shade into an iridescent lip color. Polishes with color-changing and glitter packed formulas make for the most multidimensional manicures when painted over flat hues. Glitter top coats applied onto eyeshadow even make a major difference, adding an ultra-glam touch to conventional makeup. Customizing the beauty buys you already own by giving them vampy, glossy, or sparkly makeovers has definitely never been easier.

Whether a festive pout is in your near future or holographic claws are calling your name, there's a special effect packed inside of a tube, as strange as it may sound. Get more out of your beauty stash by trying a transforming top coat over some of your favorites.  

1. Revlon Transforming Effects Top Coat                                

Revlon "Matte Pearl Glaze" Transforming Effects Top Coat, $3.97, amazon.com

Wear any of Revlon's Transforming Effects Top Coats over any nail color for a unique mani. The Matte Pearl Glaze gives nails a holographic finish that's sure to dazzle.

2. Stila Glitterati Lip Top Coat                                              ‌

"Transcend" Glitterati Lip Top Coat, $22, ulta.com

When using loose glitter and a primer on your lips sounds like a disaster waiting to happen, try a mega-sparkle lip topper like Stila's Glitterati Top Coat. Applied to your favorite matte lipstick, it adds a high-shine sparkle.

3. NYX Lid Lacquer‌                                           ‌

Lid Lacquer, $12.99, amazon.com

Mattes may be super popular, but a glossy lid has its own dramatic allure. Use a lid lacquer like NYX's budget-friendly gel to convert a lackluster shadow into a luminous head turner.

4. Lime Crime Diamond Crusher Iridescent Liquid Lip Topper  

"Dope" Diamond Crusher, $18, amazon.com

Whether you use it on your lids, lips, or cheeks, Limecrime's Diamond Crushers are next-level adjusters. Loaded with stardust, these pretties make any flat shade flourish with the ultimate shimmer.  

5. Smashbox Insta-Matte Lipstick Transformer

Insta-Matte Lipstick Transformer, $22.94, amazon.com

Any cream can instantly become a matte lippie with Smashbox's lipstick transformer. Not only does it give any color a shineless finish, but it also prevents feathering and helps with long-wear.

6. China Glaze Tranzitions Nail Lacquer

"Altered Reality" Tranzitions Nail Lacquer, $15.63, amazon.com

Paint your clear top coat over any of China Glaze's Tranzitions shades and you'll get two colors with each single bottle. Create duo-tone designs with ease for the most majestic nail art.

7. Ulta Glitter Eye Top Coat

"Fairy Princess" Glitter Eye Top Coat, $8, ulta.com

Every girl needs a little sparkle in her life. Ulta Beauty's Glitter Eye Top Coats give matte shadows a shimmering finish.  

8. NYX V'Amped Up! Lip Top Coat

V'Amped Up! Lip Top Coat, $8.52, amazon.com

Go from a subtle day time lip to a sultry pout with just one touch of NYX's V'Amed Up! shade adjuster. A black top coat that deepens any lip color, this chubby stick can be your go-to for a night out on the town.

9. Jouer Long-Wear Lip Topper

"Tan Lines" Long-Wear Lip Topper, $18, amazon.com

Add a luxe shimmer to your favorite lip color with Jouer's "Tan Lines" Lip Topper. It maintains the integrity of your shade while revamping its finish.

Take full advantage of your go-to beauty products by finishing them off with a topper that'll transform the into new show-stoppers. You surely won't regret it.

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