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Matte Nail Polish

Matte Nail Polish Makes a Comeback. Maybe.

Matte nail polish, once the choice of adolescent grunge wannabes, had a brief blip of popularity circa '92. Even Revlon got in on the action, offering a gloss-free red polish that I thought was so cool, so Sassy. Looking back, I now realize it wasn't quite as cool as I thought it was in ninth grade.

Or is it? Yep, gloss-free polish has returned. Man Glaze (big yech on the name) makes gray and black matte polishes that sell for $6.66 each. And KO cosmetics's "flatte" polish ($22) comes in pink, ivory, and black — as modeled here by Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. There's no question that matte color is trying to make a comeback. The question is, will you take a shine to it?

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lfrench lfrench 7 years
Uhhgggg, I hate Matte polish , its to zombie like, Has anyone seen Minx Nails ? OMG !!!!
LipGlassLuvr9796 LipGlassLuvr9796 7 years
ahhh i think it's really coooll... check out Scrangie's blog on the Zoya and OPI Matte collections. they're ah-mayzing. :] love HoT PiNK MaTTe. Looks AHMAYZING. :D
nylorac nylorac 8 years
OOO i really like these colors! before i clicked the link i thought KO stood for Karen O and she had come out with her own beauty line...
mintz mintz 8 years
LOVEEEEEE!! need to get these ASAP!!! <33333
lbirk lbirk 8 years
No! No! No!
summerjams summerjams 8 years
it reminds me of the chalkboard and i just got goosebumps :s
DearMissPriss DearMissPriss 8 years
A sales girl at Bendel's applied the flatte black to my hand before I bought it. I returned it two days later. It doesn't stay matte after a day because of the oil from your fingers/nails. It also chips within a couple days...but you can't use a top coat because it will make it shiny. Not a fan. I will try the Wet 'n Wild matte clearn though!
dreamer720 dreamer720 8 years
I prefer metallics but may give this a try.
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 8 years
I wouldn't mind giving it a try. I'm a big fan of super shiny polishes too, but i reckon this could be cool.
chaumeout chaumeout 8 years
Matte nails? How would they feel to the touch... chalky? This is a completely new concept to me.
macgirl macgirl 8 years
I had some matte white way back in the day. It looked like liquid paper. I am curious about he gray.
emalove emalove 8 years
I prefer glossy too, Genesisrocks. I hate the dull finish of a matte polish.
genesisrocks genesisrocks 8 years
I like the glossy kind. I just think it looks classier.
satarah satarah 8 years
I like it. I'm never a fan of super shiny nail colors. So I might try this.
ModernGraceKelly ModernGraceKelly 8 years
I'm not sure, maybe I'll try a bottle... I love the cream shades for this season.
luvluvg luvluvg 8 years
I'm kind of curious to try it...
momma-tikita momma-tikita 8 years
Not my thing.
doogirl doogirl 8 years
I hate it. I like shiny nail polish. Really shiny. This just isn't my thing.
cupcakers cupcakers 8 years
I kind of want to try it too...
neonbee neonbee 8 years
Oh, I'm loving this a lot.
meowalycat meowalycat 8 years
I did a review of the pink color here:
miss-malone miss-malone 8 years
I kind of like it.. I rarely paint my nails but I'll probably give it a try :)
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 8 years
I'm a fan of super shine so my nails look wet even when dry. But I'll try this out... can you see smudges better with a matte polish?
queenegg queenegg 8 years
I love it!
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