I currently have an obsession with matte nails. I actually bought the Essie matte top coat last year from Ozsale, but I never really got around to using it as much as I would have liked to. I recently pulled it out again, and seriously, I am in love.
I love the effect of matte polishes on glitter nails! I'm gonna show you guys my latest manicure.
Colours I used. Ulta3 - Lollipop Lilac is already a foil finish, so there wouldn't be much of an effect if you put a matte top coat on top, but China Glaze - Doll with matte is actually really nice.
Here is 3 coats of Doll on my ring finger without matte top coat.
And here is it WITH the top coat! It has a really cool effect hey!
|No matte top coat, direct sunlight|
|Matte top coat, direct sunlight|
|No matte top coar|
|Matte top coat|
I personally like both matte and non-matte finishes, and with this top coat, I don't have to go buying every single colour in a matte formula. I got the matte top coat from Ozsale in a "duo" set which was $13.95. I got the top coat with this other colour that I don't remember.
This is when I tried it last year. The colour shown is Essie - Merino Cool.
|Thumb - matte, fingers - normal|
|Fully matte nails|
I love the feel of my nails after I apply the matte top coat. It's so smooth! But it also kind of reminds me of a blackboard....and you know when you scrape your nails on a blackboard........ *shudders* but it's still really cool! :)
I think I'm gonna try a matte red manicure next time, I'll be sure to post it up :)
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