How to Apply Matte Nail Polish & Top Coat
When you think of beauty trends, you should include matte nail polish on the list. Soft, dark and definitively understated, matte polishes take beauty to a new level. And to inspire you, we are here with some tips and best designs to DIY on your nails at home.
Matte nail polish isexactly what it sounds like, completely devoid of shine. For a new season, matte nails are the new trend. If you are curious about how to buy, apply or design the best matte nail polish, here is the guide for you.
How to get matte nails?
You have two options if you want your nails to be matte. The first is to buy matte nail polish or a matte top coat. You will find many variations of matte nail polishes and top coats.
Here is some inspiration for you to apply the matte nail polish:
Coral stripe matte
Remember when you wore coral, probably when you were playing with dolls and your childhood friend. This coral color is beautiful, and it looks great when paired with some minimalist stripes that gave the modern matte finish.
I was guessing that matte polish is flat and dull, but I am utterly wrong after watching the neon-red designs. Make a thing stripe with tape on the center of your nail, paint it with white nail polish and let it dry. Then peel off the tape to reveal the red polish underneath it.
Black & gold matte
These ink-black nails are balanced with a strip of gold foil when Goth meets prep. Wear matte black polish on a few nails and place metallic nail tape across your clean nails. Finish it with a clear matte top coat.
Muted blue matte
The vividness of matte polishes is that they give even the cutesiest of colors like baby blue or arctic a modern touch. If you want an extra creamy shade, mix a few drops of white polish in with your arctic or blue nail polish, and apply a matte top coat.
To make the colored partitions of these three-shade nails,place two pieces of tape over your nail and leave a thin stripe between the two and paint the space with white nail polish. Once it thoroughly dries, cover half of the stripe with another piece of tape and paint the rest of the stripe red. Again after the nail polish dries, move the tape to section off another part of the nail and paint it black. Finally, cover it with a clear matte top coat.
Matte peach designs
Do this leafy design yourself by dipping a thin nail brush into white polish and outlining the edges of your ring fingernail to create a border. Then draw a wavy diagonal line that connects two corners of your nail and draw a few wavy lines branching out from it. Wear peach color on rest of your nail. Cover all 10 nails with a matte top coat.
Article by Nivedita Harish