Like my compulsion to buy all the Triple Shine colors that was on display in yesterday's post, my compulsion to buy every matte topcoat that crosses my path continues strong as ever. This time I just have one new one, Paul & Joe Matte Top Coat, which I saw on the Urban Outfitters website when I was buying a Butter London set they had on sale (it contained one of the colors I lost in the great polish crash of '14). The bottle shape is a bit different than the other Paul & Joe in my stash, but like them, it came in a pretty box and has flowers molded right into the glass.
To test the matteness of this new arrival, I grabbed my two current favorites, OPI and Wet 'n' Wild.
As per usual, I put the contenders over black to best test their finish. Left to right below: Paul & Joe, OPI, Paul & Joe, Wet 'n' Wild.
The Paul & Joe is nice, very nice, and truly matte. Another angle:
And another; OPI on top, then Paul & Joe, then Wet 'n' Wild:
The Paul & Joe Matte Top Coat sells for $16 for the .4 fl. oz. bottle. It's not $7 more matte than the OPI but the pretty bottle is worth some of that upcharge.
Links to all the other matte top coats I've compared:
Part 1: OPI, Barielle, China Glaze, Sinful Colors, Butter London, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
Part 2: Revlon, NYC, Essie, Claire's
Part 3: OPI, Essie, GOSH, Cult Nails, Icing, Ulta, Fing'rs
Part 4: Orly, Salon Perfect, OPI, Sally Girl
Part 5: OPI, elf, L'Oreal
Part 6: Nicole by OPI, OPI, Sally Hansen, Formula X for Sephora, Deborah Lippmann, Dolce & Gabbana, Nails Inc., Nina Ultra Pro, Illamasqua
Part 7: Fresh Paint, OPI, CK One, Wet 'n' Wild
Part 8: Glitter Guilty, Rescue Beauty Lounge, H & M, Kleancolor, OPI, Wet 'n' Wild, Kleancolor