Personally, I find matte nail polish to be so cool; if you take a normal polish you will be surprised how very different it looks when matte. It’s like having two polishes in one! To make a regular polish matte though, you need a matte top coat. These top coats can be expensive; Essie is $10, OPI is $9, but there is a drugstore alternative so you don’t have to try crazy DIY’s like using steam!
NYC’s Matte me crazy is a matte top coat. It is a clear polish that when used like a clear top coat would be, makes the nail polish matte. It retails for about $1.79 at walmart, target, and drugstores. The brush on this polish is a bit larger than normal, but not huge or oversized. The formula on this polish though, is a bit runny so you will want to be careful to not put too much product on the brush.
|Sephora by OPI in Metro Chic, normal top coat|
To make your nails matte, you want to put a generous amount on your nail and use the minimal amount of brush strokes fairly quickly; you do not want it to get tacky. Matte polish also reveals any brush strokes and mistakes that you make with the under polish so you will want to use a polish that doesn’t streak or show brushstrokes for a smooth final look.
|metro chic with matte top coat|
Overall, I think this is a great polish and makes some very cute looks (I love a matte soft pink with silver accents, too!) and is fun to play around with. For the under $2 price, there is no reason to not check out this trend from the higher end brands.