Matte nail polish is something that is legit never going to out of fashion, which is why you need to get yourself some of the best matte nail polish shades that are available in the market. The good news is, beauty brands have realized what a rage these things are, and how totally amazing they look and what a classic trend it is going to be forever, so you have a sea of options to choose from.
Before we can get into the best matte shades of nail paint that is available for you to own like the kween that you are, here are some tips on how to wear matte nail polish like a pro. The formula of matte nail paint is very different from the formula of regular, glossy paint, which is why these tips should come in handy if you are a matte nail polish novice.
- Keep your nails short
Matte nail polish tends to chip really easily, and need more frequent touch ups than normal nail paint, the longer your nails are, the more easily they will chip, so it is best if you keep your nails short and manageable, that way your nail polish will also last longer.
- Apply two or three coats
Even though this is true for almost all nail polishes, it is especially relevant if you are wearing matte nail polish, because it tends to get opaque and streaky too soon. To make sure that you have an even, homogeneous application without any patchy bits, you have to apply at least two to three coats.
- Wait for each layer to dry before applying another
The thing about matte nail polish is that it dries super fast. This can be a good thing as well as a bad. It is good because you don’t have to wait too long before you can use your hands again. The bad thing is, it can look streaky and patchy and not get a smooth finish. To make sure you have an even surface to apply nail paint on, make sure each layer of polish dries before you apply the next layer.
In a sea that is teeming with chrome nails and gel nails and glitter nails and a bunch of other nail trends, you can sport the classic matte nail look, which is both trendy and high fashion and practical at the same time. Paired with a matte lip, you can look like an actual goddess, so here I am, being your makeup savior, and listing for you the best matte nail polish shades that you can get for yourself right now!
Best matte nail polish
1. Zoya Matte Velvet in Amal
Despite being matte, this red color has just the slightest hint of shimmer and glitter, which makes it a glittery matte, which to be honest, just blows my mind guys. Even though Christmas just went by, the holiday season isn’t over, and this is the perfect opportunity to sport these fun, super glam, super chic nails that is going to blow your mind.
The formula is smooth and long lasting for a matte nail polish and it is recommended by beauty bloggers everywhere. The Matte Velvet range from Zoya has a number of other matte shades that are super gorgeous, but this one just stole my heart.
2. Essie Nail Laquer in Coat Couture
Essie makes some of the most gorgeous nail paints that not only come in some stunning shades, but are affordable as well. Essie has a number of super stunning, super chic shades, but this shade, in particular, is simply breathtaking. The slight hint of smoky blue in the dark grey that is this color is chic, elegant, edgy and high fashion.
The color applies perfectly, without looking patchy or streaky and makes your nails look like they were done by a professional. It also boasts of a long-stay formula, which makes this a must-have product for all nail enthusiasts.
3. Maybelline Color Show Black to Black Matte Nail Polish
This gorgeous and hella affordable nail paint from Maybelline has been receiving all good reviews from beauty bloggers. In fact, all the matte nail paints in the Color Show range are amazing, but you just have to have a black matte nail polish if you are into painting your nails at all. It makes for the more elegant base for whatever festive design you want to put on it, and the formula is such that it provides a strong foundation to work with!
When it comes to matte nail polishes, this one is a must have!
4. O.P.I. Nail Polish in Lapis
Okay guys, I am totally digging this whole glittery matte nail trend, especially when you have such cool brands to choose from, which have so many cool options on offer. This stunning midnight blue shade is the perfect way to get a feel of the starry night as part of your accessories, and it is the easiest way you can get a high-end manicure right at home!
The texture of all O.P.I nail polishes are super smooth, and they are known to last for the longest time, so this is the perfect solution for your glitter cravings, as well as the perfect matte finish that you dream of.
5. Nails Inc. Alexa Nail Polish in Cashmere
This stunning pinky nude matte nail polish from Nails Inc. is going to become an invaluable addition to your nail polish collection, I can guarantee you that. They have some of the coolest, most innovative shades, but this one is special because of how much you can play around with this color.
The soft pink tone is the perfect complement to the matte finish. However, if you want to make things a little more exciting, then you can always distress the surface a little with a little cotton or paper to get a terrain-like finish, which will totally make your nails look like you got a professional manicure.
6. Sally Hansen Velvet Texture Nail Colors in Lavish
When the range of matte nail polishes from Velvet Texture came out, people in the beauty world were taken aback by the gorgeous shades and the incredible formula. When you are on the journey to collect some of the best nail paints out there which have a matte finish, then you can’t do without a deep burgundy/maroon/plum shade.
This is the perfect jewel in your crown, because the color is gorgeous, the formula is made to last and it is an accessory that is going to make a statement, no matter what kind of an outfit you pair it with.
7. Zoya Matte Velvet Lacquer in Veruschka
Guys, I am living for this shimmery green matte velvet nail color from Zoya. The color is super stunning, and is the perfect mix of sexy and festive, sober and wild. It is a color that you can sport with any outfit, and it is a color which can easily transition from the workplace or a friendly gathering to a fun night out. It is also great for the festive season, and is exactly the kind of statement color that a boss like you would be expected to wear out in public.
Two coats of this stunning nail polish, and you will immediately transform into a Fashionista, in the true sense of the term.
8. Deborah Lippmann All About That Base Coat
So I understand that matte nail polish can be overwhelming sometimes, and sometimes, you might want to stick with something simple, not too ostentatious and low maintenance. However, if you are like me, then you would like some style even in the most low maintenance looks, and in this case, style is obviously synonymous with matte nail colors.
The Deborah Lippmann All About That Base Coat Nail Polish is not only a healthy base coat and a great, strong premise for the rest of your nails, but also a great nude matte nail polish in its own right. All you have to do it apply three consecutive layers of this nail polish on your nails to get a subtle, natural-looking matte nail, which you can slay with all your outfits. You should, in fact, use this base coat no matter what nail polish you are wearing, but in itself, it’s a great matte polish that you wouldn’t regret owning.
These were some of the best matte nail polish brands and shades that I would recommend. If you don’t like the colors that are mentioned here, then you can always check out the other colors that these brands offer, because they all have a stunning range of matte nail polishes that would make any nail polish enthusiast happy. Make sure you keep in mind the application tips that I jotted down for you in the beginning, so that you have no trouble rocking that matte polish like a pro!
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