Nail Polish Tips

Can Regular Nail Polish Be Matte?

Written by Tara


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 Can you make shiny nail polish matte? 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

How do I make matte black nail polish at home?

Instructions: Add a smidge of baking powder, cornstarch, or finely-milled flour to a small nail polish bowl and mix a few drops of nail color into it with a toothpick. Once fully mixed, use the nail polish brush to apply the color to your nails.

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.

How do you make baby matte nails with powder?

If you do not have cornstarch handy, you can use baby powder to achieve the same matte effect on your nails. Just add a few drops of nail polish in a clean bowl or plate and add the baby powder to it. Mix the powder thoroughly with a toothpick. Make sure you only use tiny amounts of powder at a time.

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 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.

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.

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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!