By Jennifer Weatherhead
Name: Nicole by OPI Matte Collection
The specs: I love nail polish … no big news there, but I recently painted my fingers with something a little different — matte
nail polish. I’m so used to the slick, super shiny finish for most polishes that I was a bit reluctant to give this trend a try, but I have to say I LOVE it. My choice was
Nicole by OPI‘s Virtuous Violet from their matte collection (the purple hue pictured above). It’s a great shade of purple with little flecks of shimmer. It looks shiny in the bottle, but once it dries it’s perfectly matte. And while it was hard to resist applying a glossy topcoat, looking at my nails right now, I love the texture and the matte finish for fall. To maintain the matte finish, it’s recommended to avoid using a topcoat, drying drops and hand lotion, so it might be tricky to get used to for all you hand lotion lovers.
Application tips and where to buy after the jump!