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Things we know we need topcoat for: nail polish (prevents chipping). Things we didn't know we needed topcoat for: mascara. But lately we've been running into a mascara-flaking problem, which leads us to believe that yes, topcoat would be a good idea. Say hello to Film Noir Lash Lacquer, which Refinery29 reports is an "easy-to-use black gloss works as a top coat for your lashes: Just paint the intensely black, inky glaze over your mascara to darken, thicken, and extend your lashes into a fake lash-like effect." Nice. [Refinery29]