Matte Nail Polish Is Lackluster In A Good Way

Catherine Strawn | July 19, 2009 - 3:30 pm

The hot summer weather might be making us glistening with sweat, but the of-the-moment trend for nails is the opposite of shiny. A tar-like matte black nail polish popped up courtesy of KO Knock Out Cosmetics a couple months ago, and now other colors are available from that company and others are available. And, if you have a favorite shade that doesn’t come in flat finish, a matte top coat will take away any polish’s sheen. Now if only we had a product that could keep us from sweating on a 90-degree day.

Nail Polish in Karen, $19, KO Knock Out Cosmetics
OPI Matte Nail Lacquers, $8.50 each, Amazon
Zoya Nail Polish in Loredana, $6, Art of Beauty
Matte About You Matte Finisher, $10, Essie
Orly Matte Top, $7.95, Lotus Nail Supply