Matte Nail Polishes – Mattnificent Nails

orly matte fx Matt nail polishes I really like Matte Nail Polishes, they are a great way to add creativity to your nails and stand out from the crowd. I was recently sent the Orly Matte FX* from The Hut, they don’t seem to sell it any more but it can be found on Amazon. I really like the polish, not just the metallic shade but the even finish it gives and the black speckle tones flecks among the silver. It has a strong colour and is quite thick consistency. The paint dries smooth and even enhancing the matte effect. I love the finish the Orly Matte FX gave and want the top coat so that I can apply this effect to any colour.

I wanted to contrast matte polishes and top coats so my swatches show a combination of different polishes. As you can see the Ciate Mattnificent only works with the chalkboard black polish, above other shades it just cracks. The Bourjois So Matt is a great top coat and gives a noticeably different texture to normal gloss but it isn’t exactly 100% matte. It works really well on both dark and light shades to give the subtle frosted effect.

Orly Matte FX – Iron Butterfly

Ciate Mattnificent

Ciate Chalkboard

Nails Inc Black Taxi

Sally Hansen Cardinal

Maybelline Ceramic Blue

Bourjois So Matt



  1. Han
    2014/03/07 / 20:54

    Lovely samples! I’m yet to try a matte varnish but these look gorg, especially the red xx

    Hannah @ FashionistaDigital

  2. Belle
    2014/03/07 / 20:44

    Orly polishes always last so long when I wear, some of the best I’ve tried. No idea they did matte shades tho!

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  3. 2014/03/07 / 22:40

    I love Matte nail polishes! It’s nice to have a change! Barry M also do some great Matte shades! x

  4. 2014/03/08 / 03:47

    Matte is totally my thing these days but it’s really hard to find a good, matte nail polish. Well, atleast in my country. I really have a strong urge to try this product out. These colours look fabulous!


  5. Mel Zia
    2014/03/08 / 09:37

    i love matte effect nails , i recently got models own !

    Melissa x


  6. 2014/03/09 / 16:50

    I have this L’Oreal matte top coat that does something similar to the Bourjois one, and it’s 1,50€ which is a BARGAIN. However, if you do two layers, it does mattify quite nicely!

  7. 2014/03/17 / 07:30

    I love the idea of matte nail polish, but I worry the reality would be too much like the time I painted my nails with Tipp-Ex at school.

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