Silk Effect Top Coat

Finish: Matte

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SKU# 11-01-00378

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  • Silk Effect Top Coat
  • Silk Effect Top Coat
  • Silk Effect Top Coat

Quick Overview

A fast-drying, silk finish top coat.

What it is

Add Silk Effect Top Coat to any polish for a softly opaque transformation.
What it is:
A fast-drying, silk finish top coat.
What it does:
• Gives a diffused, non-glossy finish to any polish it’s applied over
• Works with our Color Treat nail polish and Oxygen Smoothing Base Coat to create a long-wear system that lets your nails breathe

Make it yours, make it fun. BRAVE PRETTY

Why we love it

  • Dries ultra-fast & allows 30% more oxygen to permeate the nail bed than other nail polishes
  • Reveals stronger, harder, more conditioned nails in just two weeks*
  • Extends the life of your manicure or pedicure

* Reported by 95% of women in an independent trial


Julep nail polish is 5-free and vegan-friendly. We steer clear of formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, DBP, camphor, and animal ingredients or byproducts.

Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Polypropylene , Silica, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Acrylates Copolymer, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Benzophenone-1, Diacetone Alcohol , Trimethylpentanediyl Dibenzoate, Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Hexanal, Phosphoric Acid, Dimethicone, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Coffea Robusta Seed Extract

Silk Effect Top Coat

Silk Effect Top Coat is rated 1.5 out of 5 by 23.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from So disappointed I was super excited to purchase this as I don't think the make the 'matte effects' top coat any longer. I applied one coat of this polish to my nails which had 2 thin coats of a pretty pink. Went to bed 3 hours after application, woke up and my nails were a hot mess. Apparently my nails didn't truly dry, I had to remove the color in the morning and was really disappointed to have to go into a meeting with bare nails.
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't bother. It dries shiny, no silk effect I was hoping this top coat would add that matte/silkiness to mimic Julep's silk finish polishes, but I was sorely disappointed. After testing it out on one nail, I couldn't tell the difference between that nail and my other (no top coat) nails. Julep needs to work on this formula...until then I don't recommend purchasing this top coat.
Date published: 2016-04-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Dull finish I haven't had problems with bubbles or slow dry time, but this polish does dull the original color for a not matte, not silk, just kinda sad effect. I think this was my bonus item so I don't mind trying it but I wouldn't buy it again.
Date published: 2016-01-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from NEVER Dries I disagree with the other reviewers in regards to the effect of this top coat - I love how it looks! Unfortunately, it takes FOREVER to dry. I put it on yesterday *morning* at 9am so it would have plenty of time to set. It looked fine throughout the day and was still good when I went to bed around midnight. This morning I woke up to nails full of smudges and dents from my blankets! You can really tell on my pinkie finger in this picture. I'm so disappointed b/c I love this finish so much. Now I'm going to have to paint my nails again before my holiday party this weekend.
Date published: 2015-12-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not as expected As a frosted creamy polish this is great. As a top coat, not so much. It's possible I applied the polish too thick, but I found it is much too opaque to be used as a top coat. Love the idea, but not the polish.
Date published: 2015-09-20
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