It’s a Matte-r of Taste

By  July 16, 2009

Traditionally, we girls have spent a lot of time, effort, and money for nice, shiny nails—think weekly manicures, base coats, extra-glossy polish, top coats—the works. But right now, there’s an alternative that’s shining in the spotlight (so to speak). Matte nail polish is a quickly growing trend right now, and although we’re not sure we can give up our love for shine, we think it may be one of those things you just have to get used to. And matte polish definitely isn’t dull—it’s just more about subtle luster than in-your-face light reflection. If you’re into the idea, we suggest trying these:


1. OPI Nail Lacquer in Lincoln Park After Dark – Matte. Learn more at

2. Essie Matte Finisher in Matte About You, $10 at

3. KO Polish in Flatte Black, $19 at