Needless to say perhaps, but you wouldn't use a top coat over the velvet crush, since it would completely ruin the effect. It's very easy to create the look, although it does take about 10 mins to do for each hand, making sure you've got a nice thick coverage etc, and after that you probably shouldn't put your hands into water the first thing you do...
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The velvet look may not be the most practical one during the week, unless you have a butler or a very understanding family who will do absolutely everything for you so you don't have to mess up your gorgeous fingertips, but as an accessory to a party look or a special occasion, the velvet manicure definitely adds something decadent and lavish.