How-to: Matte Nails

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essie ‘stylenomics’ topped with ‘matte about you’ top coat

If you’ve been following me on Instagram you’ve probably noticed that I am going through a matte phase lately! I mean, who doesn’t love mattified nails?! The only downside is that they tend to chip very easily and lose their matte texture. A lot of you have been asking how I make my matte nails last so I decided to make a post about it!

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essie ‘berry naughty’ topped with ‘matte about you’ top coat

Here are my tips and tricks for long-lasting matte nails:

  1. Apply a ridge-filling base coat
  2. Apply two coats of colour
  3. Seal with a thick top coat
  4. Once dry, apply ‘matte about you’ top coat
  5. Enjoy long-lasting, flawless matte nails!

This also applies when using matte top coats over regular polish- I find that sealing in the polish with a good quality thick top coat and then applying your matte top coat really keeps them long-lasting! It also helps create a smooth and seamless base for your matte top coat to glide over. Matte top coats alone can be really tricky and they tend to chip fast! Also, make sure you cover the whole nail because if you miss even the smallest spot it will shine bright!

Will you be trying matte nails for your next manicure?

♡ Lauren

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What happens if you miss a section of your nail? And is there any way to fix it?

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