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Do or Don’t: Matte Nails

I’m an eat-the-same-thing-for-lunch-every-day kind of person, and this extends all the way to my fingertips. My nails are always, always red — orangey-red in the warmer months and deeper red in the winter.

This week, to change things up, I decided to pair it with a matte top coat. I like matte lipstick, so why not let my nails get in on the look? It made the color appear deeper and smoother — like when you see a favorite actor in a different role and are like, ‘I didn’t know you could do that!’

As my nails dried, I regarded them with curiosity. Whose hands were these? Then a woman at the salon said it looked like ‘red leather,’ and I was totally sold.

Have you ever tried matte nail polish? Are there any colors you’re into right now?

P.S. More nail posts, including a polish that looks good on everyone.

(Photo by Christine Han for Cup of Jo.)


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