I am personally really fond of matte nail polishes. If you’re a nail polish lover then you must be owning minimum 5 to 6 nail polishes which are matte. Instead of buying too many matte polishes, you can buy a good matte top coat instead…kinda saves a lot of money too!
I recently had my final exams and as all of you know, final exams are hardcore and you won’t get much time to do your nails. At the same time, I hate keeping my nails bare. Hence, Matte to the rescue! Matte polishes literally take 2 seconds to dry. There’s no hustle at all! Matte polishes look best in formal occasions like a matte black or maroon or nude matte shades.
If you’re a beginner with nail polishes, practising brush strokes on your nails with matte polishes is a nice way to practise wearing nail polish as you can never go wrong with it. Plus, matte polishes mean a lot less mess.
I’ve collected pictures of the matte polishes swatches from Instagram that you must try, if not all, try some of them. I really love all these colours even though I don’t own all of them 😋And money is not something you should worry about as these polishes are not super expensive. Hope you like it!
1 ) Stay Quirky
Stay Quirky is a new Indian Brand of polishes. They have loads of nail polishes and a huge number of colours to select from. The best thing about Stay Quirky is that they are super affordable and the bottles come in perfect sizes. I personally like small polish bottles as they are easier to carry everywhere and you can finish off the polish quickly – no wastage of polishes by drying!
You can find these polishes at https://www.purplle.com
Credits to all Stay Quirky swatches: http://www.instagram.com/rums2016
- Matte-rella 1068
- Matte and the Beast 1072
2 ) Juice Cosmetics
One of my favourite matte polishes of all time, Juice Matte polishes come in some serious vibrant colours. And what’s the best thing? They only cost 50 rupees per bottle! That’s why I like them soooooo much as I’m cheap as F 😂. And they’re totally made in India! My favourite Juice Matte is M9 – it’s a super vibrant sky blue shade! I think the biggest disadvantage of Juice polishes is that they do not last long if you’re into household chores, which I gotta do a lot as I live in a hostel. And I hate wearing gloves, so they start chipping off pretty easily. Plus, they’re not available in all stores, that sucks.
- Juice Matte M9
- Juice Matte M12
- Juice Matte M8
- Juice Matte M13
- Juice Matte Top Coat
Revlon Matte nail polishes are my all time favourite. It’s a bit on the expensive side, each bottle costs around 300 rupees but it’s totally worth the money. They last really long, for about a week, even if you do dishes or wash clothes. The shades are amazing! To be honest, I haven’t seen such shades in any other labels. I really love the brush of these polishes. It is thin. You can use 1-2 coats and viola! You have your masterpiece! But NEVER forget using a base coat with these polishes as they tend to discolour your nails. Yes, it has happened to me and it takes a lot of time to get rid of that discoloration.
You can find Revlon Matte Series at any cosmetic store or any shopping site on the internet.
- Revlon Marine Matte 529
- Revlon Flaming Matte 524
4 ) Nykaa
No words, Nykaa Matte polishes are aaaaamazing. Each bottle costs only 199 rupees. The have plethora of shades to choose from and they have separate series of Matte shades like the Autumn-Winter Collection, Nude Collection etc. They last super long and do not stain your nails even if you don’t use a base coat! They are 5 free and cruelty-free. The colours are simply stunning! These are just some of my favourite shades, there are loads of other shades on their website. You can find all the shades at http://www.nykaa.com.
- Very Vanilla 156
- Cool Blue Granita 17
- Lavender Panna Cotta 15
- Tender Tulle 153
- Strawberry Shortcake 139
5) Miss Nails
Miss Nails matte polishes are completely made in India. They are 5 free and cruelty-free. You just need one stroke and the polish is completely opaque. I really love the bottle design…really unique! And the coolest part? You can get super amazing discounts like buy 2 get 1! Check their website http://www.missnailsindia.com
Credits to all Miss Nails swatches: http://www.instagram.com/nailingitrush
- Mighty Green 01
- Red Alert 03
- Black Again 04
- Crazy Red 08
6) Sugar Matte Polishes
Sugar is a foreign brand of cosmetics. I really love the colours. It’s soft and subtle. I haven’t used this brand personally but those who have used it. You can check it out at @trysugar on Instagram.
- 07 Carpe Creme
6) Amber Gel
Nowadays gel nail polishes are a huge trend. You wear matte polishes using an UV matte top coat. All you need is an UV lamp and some Gel polishes. Sounds great !
- AG02 with UV Matte Top Coat
Last but not the least, you can use a clear matte top coat to convert all your manicures to matte manicures. This is probably the best option and the most economic one. Just try to get hold of a nice matte top coat like this one from Anne.
- Matte Top Coat
Thanks to all the wonderful ladies for contributing to this blog and making it a success! Check them out on Instagram, I’ve put all the links along with their designs.
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