There’s nothing quite like a matte nail for some refined sophistication. But a really neat twist on the look is to combine a matte base with shimmery elements for some stunning contrast. These looks range from accented glossy tips to creative flower patterns.
This trend is a pretty easy and versatile process. You simply apply a matte top coat on your normal nail polish, meaning you don’t need a ton of new polishes to achieve this look. An example of such a product is Sally Hansen Big Matte Top Coat.
Since you’re going for one cohesive look, it’s just a matter of waiting for a glossy base nail polish dry, and then carefully applying the top coat. Pro tip: cover the glossy parts with clear tape while applying the top coat to keep the finishes separate. Below are several styles to get you inspired.
This look has a dark colored base and glossy dark tips. You can apply glossy black tips and dark blue or red as a base for a stunning result!
Switch things up by incorporating a cute, leopard print design into a monochromatic look. Add gloss to the two solid nails for extra dimension.
This look requires a brightly colored matte base. Then, you apply a glossy polish in a stripe pattern.
Another idea is to simply leave the tips alone when applying the matte topcoat for a simple, monochrome design.
For a sleek texture, apply a matte top coat over a dark base. Then apply the same glossy polish you used as the base coat in a dot pattern.
This chic style has a matte base on the middle two nails with a flower pattern and a glossy, solid base on the others. It’s a fun look to try, especially if you have some artistic flair!
Another trend is to apply the top coat in a slanted pattern so that half the nail is glossy and half the nail is matte.
For elegance with a bit of flair, apply glossy stars on top of black matte nails. This will create an everyday look you can wear out on the town or into the office.
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