Nail Polish Tips

Can Regular Nail Polish Be Matte?

Written by Tara

Here’s how to go about it: Step 1: Take a few drops of your shiny nail polish in a clean dish. Step 2: Now mix a tiny amount of cornstarch or baking powder into it using a toothpick. Step 3: Apply it on your nails and wait till it dries off to see the matte finish.

Choose your nail polish and powder. If you want to make a matte topcoat, you will need clear nail polish and cornstarch/cornflour. You can apply this topcoat over any manicure to make it matte. If you want to make regular matte nail polish, you will need a solid-colored polish and cornstarch or cornflour.

Generally How can I make my nail polish matte glossy? Steam it!

  1. Invest in a clear matte top coat. Similar to how a clear lip gloss in your collection can turn up the shine of all of your lipsticks, investing in a clear matte top coat can give even regular nail polishes a matte finish.
  2. Mix it with some talc.
  3. Buff the polish.
  4. Use a powdered blush.
  5. Steam it!

Here You Can Watch The Video How To Make Any Nail Polish Matte | DIY Matte Nail Paint

Similarly, How To Get The Perfect Matte Mani!

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

How can you make nail polish matte without cornstarch?

Paint your nails as you normally would and then heat up a pan of water (no need for a large pan). Once you have some steam, place your hand over it for 3-5 seconds. Move your hand and fingers slowly as you hold it in the steam, to be sure it reaches all parts of the nails and creates an even matte finish.

Can you put matte top coat over regular nail polish?

Any nail polish shade you coat with it, even if it’s been deemed no longer in style for whatever reason, will look new and updated and fresh for spring. All you have to do is swap your top coat for a matte top coat.

Can I put matte over gloss nails?

Apply OPI Matte Top Coat to the tips of your glossy Mani to create a fun Matte tip French look. Or try it in reverse with a Matte nail and glossy French tip created with OPI Top Coat.

What makes a matte top coat matte?

In a matte finish, if you zoom in to a microscopic level, the surface is rough and therefore the light bounces everywhere and you don’t get a smooth reflection – the light is diffused and scattered, which gives a dull finish.

What makes a matte top coat?

A matte top coat is a clear, protective nail polish applied over the base coat of polish. Just like paint, nail polish has different finishes that reflect or absorb light. For example, gloss finish is reflective and gives the surface a glossy or shiny appearance. On the contrary, matte finishes are flat.

What is matte finish nail polish?

Matte polish does not have any shine to it. Matte nail polish is a type of fingernail or toenail polish that is not shiny. Most nail polishes on the market have a shiny or pearlized finish, but matte nail polishes tend to dry very smooth and flat.

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I am Tara, and I am addicted to nail polishes and other beauty related things!:) Join me on my ride to paradise!