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Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Knockout Cosmetics: Black Matte Goodness

Knockout Cosmetics Black Matte

Black Flatte Matte nail polish

Happy humpety, hump day! Hopefully your day is starting off right. With all the Matte rage we've been seeing for Fall, one noticeable color that's MIA, a black flatte with no visible shimmer and Knockout Cosmetics makes one of the best to date.

Unlike most Knockout shades, Black flatte dries to a true "matte" finish opposed to other KO colors that are more "satin" like. So, if you looking for a true black matte, Knockout's Black is your answer!

I'm convinced that the only drawback to these babies is the hefty price tag. But no more than Chanel or Dior and you get an enormous .56 ounces.

And you guessed it, polka dots! Check out some pics below. 

Black matte nail polish with glossy polka dots

Ooh, I just love glossy dots on matte!

Black Matte nail polish wiht gray polka dots

This is one of my favorite looks using light gray acrylic paint for my polka dots.

Knockout's black flatte is available at KO Knockout and retails for $19.00/ea. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

(7) Comments

missmarisol said on Jul 22nd, 2009 11:57 pm
I love that matte black. hhhmmmm gonna have to check it out. The polka dots are too cute.

Lucy said on Jul 23rd, 2009 1:10 am
Steph I love your polka dots! The matte black with the polka dots are amazing.

Steph said on Jul 23rd, 2009 1:21 am
Hi MissMarisol, Thanks so much! The Black Matte rocks! :) Hi Lucy, Aww, Thanks! I really LOVE the polka dots against the matte :)

Angie said on Jul 23rd, 2009 9:14 pm
You always have the best polka dots!! Love this!! <3

MrsTee said on Jul 24th, 2009 2:42 am
I'm so in love with this matte and glossy look. I'm going out tomorrow to buy it. Thanks so much Steph.

kia said on Jul 26th, 2009 10:48 pm
the black on black has made me a fan of the matte polishes again! thanks!!

azia said on Jul 28th, 2009 1:41 pm
I love the matte black with shiny polka dots. Genius!

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