I paint top coat over the microbeads after I apply them. The only bad thing about the beads is that you have to be really careful when putting top coat on them. The first couple of times, the color bled out and smudged and I was like -_______-. But then I realized that if I applied the top coat really fast (only swiping once over the microbeads and enough to cover everything), the color didn’t smudge anymore!
LOLLL, I hope that helped and wasn’t just rambling!
Thank you so much for the question! :)