I don’t know about the rest of you but I love having matte nails so I was very excited to see the NYX Matte nail polishes front and center at my local Clicks. I know everyone loves a black matte to do the stunning effect of a matte nail with gloss tip french manicure (that has been all over the Pinterest for years). I already have a black matte polish so knew I needed to choose a color, they did have a limited amount of colors available; greens, blue, yellow and brown, I choose the gorgeous Rose – a dark pink/red mix – I only realised this was their red choice on offer about a week latter when I found the pink color in this collection.
As usual I based coated my nails BUT as this is a matte polish I didn’t put any top coat on – this would have defeated the point of the matte effect. I also ‘stole’ Charlie’s (a friend from work) Revlon nail polish to do an accent ring finger – this Revlon polish was a scented, glitter called ‘Fizzy Pineapple’.
Something quite funny happened after I painted the glitter coat on my nails… About two seconds after painting my nails I went to show Charlie what they looked like. She went ‘Oh!’ And reached out to touch my nail and at the same time, I went ‘No Charlie!’ A split second too late as my polish was smudged. Lets just say I had my unimpressed face on because of that… any way thankfully it was nothing another layer of glitter couldn’t hide. (Glitter it hides a multitude of problems!)
So what do I think of the nail polish? Well the color is great, the matte still has a slight sheen to it but is definetly not a gloss polish. I didn’t like the brush, it was the thin style brush and this makes painting nails a lot longer and messier a process – or at least it does for me. It lasted a good couple of days even without a top coat so it is a nice option to wear during the week and thankfully no staining!
I still really like to polish and will definitely wear it again, it is such a nice color that Two friends at work borrowed it to paint their nails! So by that standard… We have a winner! This range also comes in a Tweety Bird yellow that I’m thinking might be a next purchase.