Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Matte Polish Trend

Usually I try to follow a "don't knock it until you try it" mentality but in this case, I can't help it. I've been seeing a lot of internet press (blogs and what not) about Matte nail polish. Over a month ago my favorite nail polish bloggers were talking about Man Glaze (Check out The NailPhile's Swatches). Then I hear that MAC is going to get in on the action this fall and come up with some matte polishes for their line. Now BellaSugar's asking what we think of it.

Me, I just want "fingernails that shine like justice"! (I love that line in Short Skirt/Long Jacket).

I wonder how the matte polish trend will compare to having nails that aren't kept up. I also have a ton of questions:
  • How is it different than not applying a top coat?
  • Do your matte polishes get duller with wear?
  • Is it possible for them to get more dull in color?
  • I don't really know of any non-glossy top coats, so do you even wear a top coat with Matte polishes?
  • Do these polishes have a difference in texture?
  • Does it pick on clothing because it's more rough than smooth polish?

I may have to try one to answer these questions, but I have the feeling I'll be reluctant to buy one.