Polish Post: Matte Nails

H&M's "Ocean" with Skin Food's matte top coat
I've been intrigued by the matte top coats that have been popular lately, so when I saw that Skin Food had one for $4, I figured, 'Why not?'

I do like the effect. It adds a satin finish to your nails and dries really fast.

The part that sucks: it doesn't last very long. I think my nails only looked matte for about a couple of days before returning to their original shininess. The matte coat faded really fast.

Too bad. I really wanted to like it.

I do want to try this next time though (when I'm feeling a little ambitious):

Black shine on black matte manicure via High Snobette

Essie, China Glaze, and Butter all have matte top coats available. I've heard great things about the Butter one, but it's verrrrry pricey, so I'm not sure if it's quite worth it.

Have you tried matte nails yet? Or do you prefer shiny finishes?



PinkGlitter said...

I love nail polish/painting my nails but for some reason never tried matte nail polish. Might have to try it- I love the matte nails with shiny tip picture you posted.

Luna Tiger said...

I love the black nails with mat and shiny effects !

thedemuremuse.com said...

I really like that pseudo french manicure with the black matte polish! I will definitely have to try this out when I'm reunited with my nail polish stash :D

The Key To Chic said...

I actually have not tried matte polish yet, but the black on black looks amazing. I would have never thought to try that combo. Looks great, though, even if it does not last long.

Sandy a la Mode said...

looooooove the turquoise-y nail color!! it's soo pretty!

julianne. said...

i just love the tiffany blue looking color in matte.
they look great! <3

Jayme and Mendi said...

I have the Essie Matte About You topcoat & I love using it to change up the look of my polishes. The idea of doing a matte nail with a shiny tip is great...adding it to my To Do list. ;)

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Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings