Love & Beauty: The Aftermatte!
Ever since Jess found a matte topcoat by Hard Candy at Wal-Mart, I’d been dying to try a matte topcoat of some kind. I wasn’t able to find the exact matte topcoat she found so I satisfied my craving by purchasing Essie – Matte About You. I’d read reviews online and most were satisfied with this topcoat.
It really is awesome. I didn’t think I’d really like the matte look, and to be honest, this manicure with it is not my favorite but I see the potential! It really tones down a loud manicure.
1 coat Seche Rebuild (basecoat)
2 coats Love & Beauty – Green
2 coats Love & Beauty – Light Green (flakies!!!)
1 coat Essie – Matte About You (topcoat)
I took a before and after:
So I know it’s kind of hard to tell, but it’s definitely matted and looks really cool. I had to take the picture in lower light so that you could see the matte. Definitely can’t wait to matte everything I have now, lol.
I’m happy with the Love & Beauty nail polishes as well. They were from Forever 21 and were $2.80 each before tax. I had no problems with the application though I wouldn’t say it was anything special like your best China Glaze polish. Still, it was a solid purchase. My only complaint are the names. Green and Light Green? I have another one and it’s called Blue. Come on F21, you can do better than that!
Also, this was my first time dealing with flakies. As a glitter lover, I just love the edgy look of flakies and a cheap intro to them was just what I needed. One day, I’ll pick up the famous Nfu-Oh flakies that I read so much about but I’m satisfied with this Love & Beauty one. For now:)