[Ilovemyshape.com] Right from the moment when matte nails were first introduced, every girl screamed out loud because of those lovely shades. And now the lo-fi lacquer has been covering fingernails in endless ways. Here are 11 beautiful matte ideas from talented Instagram nail artists.
Monochrome Polka Dots:
Start with a matte base, let dry then paint the dots with a glossy polish in the same color. Design by @aliciatnails
Black & Gold
Start with a matte black base, then add a metallic gold lacquer to your tips with minimal design. Design by @karengnails
Matte + Chrome
Apply chrome nail tape to your tips to make a higher contrast. Design by @mpnails.
Start with a matte base, let it dry and then paint flower petals in a glossy hue. Finish the look with crystal accents glued to the center of each flower. Design by @jessicawashick.
Either way, use a paintbrush dipped in polish remover to gently blur the edges. Finish with a matte topcoat. Design by rosebnails.
Apply a neon orange base, them add an inverted V to each nail. Let dry and then finish with a matte topcoat. Design by @paintboxnails.
On the opposite side of the color spectrum is the matte pastel, seen here in a negative nail design. Design by @paintboxnails.
Minimal Half Moon
Painting matte black to the half moon of each nail, you will have an easy negative design. Design by @nataliepavloskinails.
Outlined Half Moon
Start by taping off your half moon, then add a matte black polish, let dry and then remove the tape, finish by outlining the base of each nail in the same color. Design by @rosebnails.
Graphic Aztec Inspired
Tape off your half moon in a triangle shape. Apply a taupe matte polish and let dry. Use a thin brush to add liner detail. Design by @vanityprojects.
Air Jordan III
Add a matte topcoat to any nail, like this detailed look inspired by Air Jordan III’s. Design by @krocaine.
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