Been meaning to do matte nails for awhile now. Yeah, I know I’m just a little late on the scene, but I usually love my nails glossy, so I just never reached for my matte shades.
While cleaning out my cabinets, I re-discovered this bottle though. L.A. Girl’s Matte Lilac polish.
It’s a deeper mauve when viewed without flash, and reminds me of MAC’s Up The Amp lipstick in color and tone.
I still find it odd not to see a sheen, and not to be able to apply a top coat over this, but I really like the shade regardless.
Ah… this brings me back to my childhood days when I painted my nails with poster paint.
And then of course, I spent the night applying nail art (lollipop and cupcake Fimo art, above). I filled a little 5 gram jar with different designs, and I like applying designs only on 2 fingers, instead of all. It’s a little off-kilter and asymmetrical, which I absolutely love. You can do it just as easily with nail stickers if you’re worried about 3D bits falling off..
The problem with applying things on matte nails is that you can’t go over it with a layer of clear top coat for extra security, but for how cute this looks, I’ll let it go.