Last month I did a matte topcoat comparison with six different brands but not Essie because I couldn't find my Essie before I did the swatching for that post. A more efficient person, upon finding the Essie, would probably have swatched it quickly with a few of the others from the original comparison and done a a followup post within a week or so. Not me, nope. I got distracted by other things, then found another matte topcoat I'd forgotten about (Claire's), then in my various shopping excursions bought two more (Revlon and NYC). So here I am, finally, with four matte toppers I didn't swatch the last time: Revlon Matte Top Coat, NYC Matte Me Crazy, Essie Matte About You, and Claire's Matte Top Coat.
Here they are in the same order over Wet 'n' Wild Black Creme:
Essie is the most matte of this group, followed by Claire's, then Revlon, then NYC. The NYC is more what I'd consider a satin finish.
Here's a side view so you can see how the light hits these (Revlon on top):
Since Essie is the most matte of this group, I did a quick comparison of it to one of the most matte from the first round, Butter London Matte Finish. Essie on the left, Butter London on the right:
As many matte top coats as I have, I really should wear matte looks more often. Maybe I'll experiment with making strips matte, since strips is about all seem to want to do for manicures lately.