Coming Soon: Essie Matte About You
Looks like Essie's joining the matte craze - sort of. No, it's not another matte collection. But it's a start, and don't be suprised if we see a little mattene in the future from Essie.
Coming in August, Essie introduces Matte about you. A new, matte finisher that transforms any essie nail color to a smooth matte finish. A great alternative, espically if you don't want to splurge on this new trend. Retail price is $10.
I'm in the process of testing matte makers/finishers, so this couldn't come at a better time. Look for that post in July. If your still on the fence with matte's, I would definitley recommend experimenting with a finisher or matte maker before splurging on a collection.
Yesterday can officially go down in history as Matte craziness. Orly dropped the big M bomb along with Nubar and we can't forget Zoya's fabulous preview. Check out The NailPhile for Nubar swatches. Hope you have a great Saturday!
Julie said on Jun 13th, 2009 8:49 am
Thanks for sharing an alternative. Not sure I am so crazy about the matte craze, but definitely would give a matte finisher a try. Thanks for the info Stephanie! Great job as always. Love your site.
Diane Stables said on Jun 13th, 2009 8:57 am
I would be more inclined to use this. I wonder how long it takes to dry? I didn't like the looks of the OPI Mattes at all. My dream would be that Seche Vite comes out with a Seche Vite Matte. I'd buy that in a heartbeat.
Atomica said on Jun 13th, 2009 4:47 am
Using a matte top coat is definitely a smart way to test the waters if you don't want a full-bottle commitment. And it will definitely save people money instead of buying duplicate colours like with the case of the current OPI matte collection where they merely released a few bestselling colours but just with a matte finish. I'd much rather take my own colours and mattify them - like greens! I think, sadly, that it will be long while before they make a matte dark green. Which matte top coats have you tried? I'm curious about the dry time for them. Which would you recommend for use over shiny OPI and China Glaze nail polishes?
avroys said on Jun 15th, 2009 2:47 am
Thanks for the update, Stephanie. I am very excited about the Essie matte top coat. This is one of the few polishes bringing out matte versions that is available in my neck of the woods. I am looking forward to your matte top coat comparisons - I hope the Essie does well :-)
Steph said on Jun 16th, 2009 9:41 am
Hi Julie, Thanks so much, your so kind! :) Hi Diane, Some of the matte makers I've tried dried pretty fast! But, still haven't found the one of my dreams! Can't wait to try this new one from essie. Hi Atomica, I just love matte makers! Like you said, you can't mattify your own, any color! And, you save a ton of money. I've tried OPI, Orly, Knockout, Maybelline's Matte Maker, and Nailtek Foundation II. Waiting to test Nubar's and Essie's. The Dry times are pretty fast. I really like Maybeline's Matte Maker, but it is a Discontinued product, sadly. Really hoping essie pulls through. Hi Avroys, I know, I'm super excited too!! :)
Stella said on Jun 18th, 2009 6:39 am
Do you think these matte makers would work with konad? Just a thought. =)