Matte nail polish ~ you either love it or hate it. My question today is what is it about matte nail polish that has it showing up on fingernails all over the place? Once thought of a just for men idea, matte finish is very fashion forward thinking, its fun its fresh and every edgy. And there are many choices to choose from, you can buy matte nail polish or you can buy a matte finish top coat to wear over all the other colors of nail polish you have already to change things up a bit.
But there is a small problem with matte nail polishes.
There are things that you usually do when you apply nail polish that isn’t a great idea if you are going to be wearing mattes. Now the biggest issue you are going to run across with mattes is they will not wear as long as any of your other nail polishes are going to. The companies that have created mattes have had to take out an ingredient. You want to wear mattes well there are other things you have to do as well.
First off you can’t wear a Top Coat because well Top Coats are glossy and it will ruin the matte finish. You are going for flat look here, so no Top Coats.
Second: some brands say you can wear it with a base coat and others recommend that you do not. So if you are going to wear a matte nail polish check with the manufacturer to see what they say.
On Zoya Nail Polish blog they tell you all about the do’s and dont’s for wearing their brands of mattes. One this is if you apply their matte polish with a base coat, the base coat and matte polish dry at different rates and can cause all types of problems, shrinking, rigidness, and even a goopy mess that may take all day to dry. Visit Zoya Nail Polish Blog here: Zoya Nail Polish Blog about their Mattes.
Don’t want to buy a whole stock of matte nail polishes but want to see how it looks on your nails? Then check out Matte Finishes instead. Essie Cosmetics was one of the first to come out with a matte finish, and get this is was created to match the matte finish on Mercedes-Benz Black Series during last season’s Fashion Week. Humm can I just have the car instead please? lol
BB Couture also has a Matte Finish Top Coat for men and women. One thing you do need to know about a Matte Finish Top Coat and it doesn’t matter who makes it, there might be a distortion of the nail polish color you are wearing it over. What you are doing when you wear a Matte Finish Top Coat is your turning your glossy polish into a matte.
And yes I did have a chat with our local nail polish guy Jake. And when I asked him about matte nail polish and matte finish top coats this is what he say: