NOTD: Am I Matte or Am I Not with Essence Matte Top Coat

by xin on January 11, 2012

Ever since I got my hands on Zoya Lolly, I have been brewing thoughts of mattifying every single color out there. Matte polish chips easily hence you definitely need a matte top coat to the rescue.

Shu Uemura Festive Polish

I have featured earlier ago – Shu Uemura festive nail color.

It’s a creamy deep wine red with just the right amount of glamorous shimmer.

I like that color, so I had the urge to give it a matte.

Shu Uemura with essence matt top coat

After a layer of Essence matte top coat. The top coat dries up pretty quick so you can see a fast transition from glossy top to matte.

But unfortunately this is certainly not the best color to be mattified. I think it turned weird from glam. :S

Shu Uemura Matte

To slightly tone down the weirdness, I added some stripes with the glitter polish to jazz it up.

In a nutshell, I think matte coat is only good for flat colors and not the shimmery ones πŸ˜‰

Essence matte top coat is available at Essence counters for <RM10.Β  Cheap and it does the job. What else can you ask more?

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nikki January 11, 2012 at 9:37 am

Great idea! I have never tried “mattifying” a glossy polish! I have a question though, does it chip easily like regular matte polish once mattified? πŸ˜€
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xin January 11, 2012 at 2:23 pm

it doesn’t chip easily like the real matte polish πŸ˜‰ its a plus!
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peach_ January 11, 2012 at 10:03 am

I actually like the “weird” finish! It looks like it has a nice sheen. Maybe try an even more shimmery one to mattify next? πŸ˜€ Matte x glossy art looks so cool.
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xin January 11, 2012 at 2:24 pm

i actually sort of liked it too, but most people said its weird =/
i wanna try mattifying glitter polish next!
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Paris B January 11, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Yes it was weird πŸ˜› Maybe another colour?
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plue January 11, 2012 at 10:14 am

still not sure if i like matte nails enough, but i like your this colour glossy better!


xin January 11, 2012 at 2:24 pm

yah this color is not meant to be mattified ><
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gio January 11, 2012 at 2:56 pm

That’s not the best to color to mattify I agree, but I like how you saved it with the cute stripes. πŸ™‚
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Connie De Alwis January 12, 2012 at 12:13 am

I think flat colors are better to mattify. I mattified Zoya Cynthia and loved it!


dom January 12, 2012 at 10:30 am

Went to Essence but it was all sold out! Poo πŸ™
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lyn January 12, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Hey, that’s really nice when mattified! I think you ought to try more shimmery polishes to mattify next! They have a really interesting effect πŸ™‚
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