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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Matte Nails Trend | Love or Hate?


Matte nails- they've been around for a while now, but they're starting to pop up more and more. I've always been torn on the trend, not sure if I liked it or not. I'm usually more a fan of the shiny finish. 

I found a few looks on Pinterest recently that I liked and had pinned them for some inspiration. Last month I received a matte top coat in my Glossybox so I decided it was time to play around... 

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Below is what I created & the products I used:




Sephora Formula X polish  in Thrilling
Cirque Colors Polish in XX (Oct Ipsy)
Rimmel Polish in Black Satin

I must admit, I'm starting to like this trend a little more... So now I'm curious, what about YOU?

Are you a matte nail fan?

69 comments:

  1. Yes! I like it. I haven't tried it on myself, but I think it looks pretty. My favorite look is the black matte French with a glossy clear tip. :)

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  2. I like it on other people but I am not sure if I would like it on my own nails. I am more of a shiny nail person. I hate when I go get my nails done and they don't look as shiny as I was hoping for..but maybe I will try it one of these days.

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  3. Okay, can you seriously come do my nails for me? You come up with the greatest nail looks! I've owned a bottle of OPI Lincoln Park After Dark in Matte for years, but I think I've only worn it once. It does take some getting used to, but it's always fun to try something different.

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  4. so cute! i love matte nails but im not sure they will turn out...looks like i need to go get a manicure. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  5. Somehow I've completely missed this trend but I really like the matte look. You'll have to let us know how they hold up!

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  6. Love the matte, which is very unlike me. I'm usually a shiny girl, but the matte look is pretty fabulous!

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  7. I love how classy and understated it is! I usually prefer super shiny nails, but this look is just cool and different!

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  8. I love it on others - especially the design you did...but I don't really like it on me or maybe I just haven't done the right color yet!!

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  9. Love it! Never been a fan of it either, but I love the look you created and your Pinspiration!

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  10. I have the Essie Matte about it and have never tried it. Until I see it on me, I don't know how I can judge it.

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  11. I like the look of it and think it's fun an interesting, but I myself won't ever sport a matte nail. It has nothing to do with the trend or my taste for it--but the idea of the texture freaks me out. It makes me think my nails feel like a chalk board and bile starts to rise in my throat--I'M SO WEIRD! Whenever I use a polish that has a satin or matte finish, I can't slap a top coat on it fast enough! haha!

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  12. I think it's really cute and different for a change. I didn't know you could buy a matte top coat, I'm going to look for that.

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  13. I have a matte polish & every time I use it, I end up putting a shiny coat over top of it. It just looks funny to me - but I like the idea of the rhinestone on it.
    I think it looks good on others... just not me. maybe I need to sport it & step outside of my nail box :)

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  14. I do like yours because it doesn't seem *quite* as matte as the others... but the inspiration pictures I'm not a huge fan of! All I can think of is nails on a chalkboard for some reason?!?

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  15. I love the manicure you created! I'm really into matte everything this year, and would love to try a matte nail polish too!

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  16. I love this look! I think some colors look better than others matte, but overall I think its a great winter trend!

    www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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  17. I think that it's pretty on a dark or neutral color, but I haven't tried it. While I love the look of a shiny manicure, sometimes its fun to try something different at least once. I like what you did with your nails too, pretty!!

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  18. Oh my gosh I LOVE this! Matte is so lovely :)

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  19. oh man! big fan of the matte look!!

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  20. Love, love matte nails! And I am obsessed with you mani!
    xoxo

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  21. I'm a big fan of mattes! I love how the sort of soften a manicure, if that makes any sort of sense. Taupey-grey-nude mattes are an obsession of mine right now so this is right up my alley!

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  22. I always like it when I see it in pictures, but the one time I had it on my own nails I wasn't so sure. I will definitely be experimenting some more though!

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  23. I tried the matte look but it just drives me crazy if my nails aren't shiny when painted hah. Love the XX polish from last month's Ipsy!

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  24. I've been on the fence about matte colors too. I must say that I'm obsessed with this look and I'm probably going to be trying it out soon.

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  25. I really wasn't a fan when I first heard about it, but actually seeing it - all the inspiration pics you used are gorgeous! I might try it.

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  26. I've never tried matte before but it looks lovely on you...love the colors you chose!

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  27. Ive been obsessing over matte nails lately!! Yours look amazing love the neutral plus the sparkle!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  28. I think this look is so cute!!! I would love to try it, but I am with Joey...the texture freaks me out and I dont think I can commit!

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  29. I'm on the fence about matte nails. I feel like they look good in pictures but if I were to ever paint my own nails with a matte polish I feel like it would bug me SO much. Plus, the best part of a new manicure is the shine.

    Lauren
    Disco Daydream

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    1. But ok...I'm looking at the pictures again and I'm seriously considering trying it out now. ;)

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  30. I like matte when it's really dark and its used together with a shiny stripe or something. I havent done it myself yet though.

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  31. I am so behind in nail trends...it's seriously been months, and months and MONTHS since I have painted my nails or went for a mani/pedi. I think this needs to change, and maybe Ill try this out :)

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  32. I've actually never tried out matte nails on myself, but the look is growing on me... Especially a matte black mani. That could be really cool!

    Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  33. I love the matte nail trend but I feel like it doesn't last as long as a shiny nail polish! My matte topcoat seems to make my color chip easily. Love your take on it!!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  34. Its not bad and the examples you picked make it pretty but I think I'm going more towards the glossy look (when I actually ever do them haha)

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  35. I love the matte nails!! How did you give yourself such a perfect mani?? I am so impressed by your skills.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  36. What a GORGEOUS manicure! I love it! Man, you are good at making your nails look perfect! I actually really like the matte look with darker colors, and when it's mixed with some shine.

    xo Always, Abby

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  37. I love it! I haven't really seen this until now but honestly, I think it looks great. And you did such a great job! I'm interested in trying the matte finish now.

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  38. Love the look you created! I've been on the fence about matte nails, but the formula's seem to be improving. A few year ago I got a polish that was so dull and odd looking because it was matte, but not they seem to be better looking. My nails are always a disaster though, I need to get gels!

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  39. I am like you in the fact that I think I just prefer glossy looking nails. But, how you added in an accent nail with a sparkle polish is just genius. I have a bottle of Orly's matte top coat that I haven't touched, but I think I might dig into it this weekend now!

    Say, anytime you want to link up your beauty posts, just like this matte nail idea post, I would love to have you over at the Beauty Frenzy Friday link party! (every linked up post gets pinned and has the chance to be featured the following week!)

    http://simplenailsandbeauty.com/beauty-frenzy-friday-1/

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  40. I just love what you did with your nails here! I am terrible at doing my own nails! You are amazing at it!!

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