Sunday, September 5, 2010

NOTD Matte Essence

Currently watching: Grey's Anatomy season 3

Oh dear, almost a week has passed by since my last post. My first week of work has taken the best of me. It has also taken its toll on my skin and nails so unfortunately I have no nail growth update for you this week.

The show must go on though so today I present to you Essence Colour & Go Just in Case.

I bought this in June but today was the first time I tried it out. I'm not too impressed with it and yet I don't dislike it, I think I'd like it better on longer nails. It's slightly frosted, which I know would put a lot of people off, but I don't mind that at all.

And here's where the matte business comes in. A while ago I heard that Boots 17 would be introducing a matte topcoat in September. I couldn't wait that long so last month I bought Rimmel Lycra Pro Matte Finish Mattifying Topcoat. In the pictures below I've used the matte topcoat on my pinky and middle finger.

The difference is quite noticeable and I like it, although this isn't the best colour to mattify as in some lights it looks quite coppery, which I don't think suits my skin tone.

Rimmel Matte Finish is available for £4.49. I believe the Boots 17 version will retail for about £1 less. However, there is also a matte topcoat available in the Boots No7 range so if you have a £5 off No7 voucher, you could get that for even less.
I think a matte topcoat is worth having. I'm excited to try it out on other colours. The Rimmel one dries quickly, gives a good mattifying effect and leaves nails nice to touch. The only reservation I would have is that it seems to give some random silvery streaks. I don't know if this is because I used too much or too little.
Do you like the matte finish?
Bye for now,


  1. I like matte finish sometimes, I prefer my nails glossy.:D

    ***** Marie *****

  2. It really grew on me in the end. My choice of colour wasn't the greatest but I recently saw a blogger wearing a deep purple that she'd mattified and it looked gorgeous. It will be my next matte manicure :-)

  3. Hey lovely blog.....Love the matte finish and that color looks superb.Got a new follower....That's me!! Follow back if you please.

  4. Welcome Rakhshanda! Thanks for following :-)

  5. Lovely colour! love the matte look


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