Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Style & Fashion
  3. Fashion Trends

How to do matte nailpolish

I'd like to introduce you to my new lover: Matte.

To try the new matte nails, follow these steps:

  1. Always start with a base coat.  Mattes don't last very long and the base coat will make a big difference.
  2. Remember that mattes dry quickly so be sure the color is even.  
  3. Don't use a topcoat, since the point isn't to shine, you just need a couple thin coats.

A few favorite matte shades are OPI Russian Navy - Matte, Essie Wickedly Matte and Zoya Loredana Matte.

Since the polish doesn't last long (darn chippers), try getting a matte topcoat instead of ditching your old favorites.  Consider CND Super Matte or Nail Tek Hydration Therapy Matte Topcoat.

Just remember, like a true boyfriend, Matte won't be around long.  He'll likely be gone by fall, so enjoy it while lasts, but don't invest too much.




  • Derek Hough
    Derek Hough brings quadruple threat talent to 'DWTS' and beyond
    Today's Buzz
  • Hookah smoking
    Young adults believe hookah smoking pose no health threat
    7 Photos
  • Top outdoor activities
    Don't spend your summer indoors: Top outdoor activities to do with your significant other
    10 Photos
  • Baby shower idea for men
    A new twist on baby showers is throwing a Daddy Baby-Q
    7 Photos
  • Wedding special
    'Curvy Brides' offers a new look into every bride's pursuit for her picture perfect wedding gown
    7 Photos
  • Morbid obesity
    Health: Morbid obesity decreases life span by up to 16 years
    7 Photos