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Every Matte Manicure That Doesn’t Dull Your Shine, #GetSchooled

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Isn’t it imperative for our manicures to be the glossiest, thickest and brightest of them all? And sometimes even that isn’t enough. That’s when we spoil ourselves to another generous layer of the shiniest topcoat in town. Then, we go a notch higher by fusing some glitter, sparkles and crystals to our already blinding tips and bits. Try as you may, but for eons, ‘shinier the better’ has always been the salient mantra.

But an era comes to end ever since the discovery of the matte manicure. It blurs the line, hides scratch marks and manages to stand out sans the luster. One swipe is all you’ll take to warm up to this sheen. Be it classic sheaths or shaking things up by experimenting with textures, graphics, shades and even kits. In fact, now that winter is coming, this somber trend is the perfect antidote to your moody blues. Allow us to take you through every matte nail polish that’s dominating the market, season and occasion.

1. Bestsellers

The truth behind matte nail polish’s success is the varnish itself. If it wasn’t for its heavy-duty formulas, thick pigments and one-swipe easy application, the no-shine sheen fad would’ve fizzled off much before its fame. Now that you’re hooked, make sure to flaunt your tips with bestselling polishes. Because they’re long lasting, don’t chip easy and boast of a comprehensive range of colors.

Nykaa Recommends: Nykaa Matte Nail Enamel, Maybelline New York Color Show Bright Matte, Colorbar Nail Lacquer - Manic Mattes, YLG Spectacolor Matte Nail Paint

2. Trendsetters

No, matte nail art isn’t expensive. Nor do you need an assortment of colors. Or a professional hand. Apply every lesson learnt from your YouTube nail art classes, and top those manicures up with a matte topcoat. It’s as easy as that. To think of it, this also gives you the leeway to work it as an afterthought. Ingenious, right?

Nykaa Recommends: Kiko Milano Matte Effect Top Coat, Chambor Matte Top Coat in #504, Ellement Co. Just-A-Minute Gel Matte Top Coat, House Of Makeup Matte Nail Lacquer, Sally Hansen Big Matte Top Coat

3. Changing Leaves

Every color that’s part of the fall foliage takes centerstage this time of year. Think mustard, berry, rust, hunter green, burgundy, navy blue, grey… list is endless! TBH, trending hues have nothing on these timeless shades. So, get ambitious and paint them however you’d like. In fact, the more you embrace these dark, morose tones; the more they cheer you.

4. Solid matches

A sucker for monotoned manicures? Especially when it comes to experimenting, mixing two to three hues is where you draw the line? That’s when you turn to nail polish duos and kits. Combos and offers like these aren’t easy to find. And don’t limit yourself to just matte varnishes. Snag whichever one you like, then just swipe on a matte topcoat. Ah, the convenience!

Nykaa Recommends: MyGlamm Gel Finish Nail Enamel Duo, Nykaa Fairy Dust Nail Enamel Combo, Orly French Manicure Kit – Rose, Faces Canada Nail Care Combo

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