I’m talking nails. That’s right. I discovered that Essie makes a matte finish top coat called Matte About You, and I thought I’d experiment with it. My right hand is freshly painted with the blue nail color, displaying a normal nail polish finish. The left hand has the matte top coat applied. The picture isn’t great (you have no idea how hard it is to take a picture of both your hands. Imagine my chin positioned to press the shutter button on my phone), but you can see a slight light reflection in the nails on the right hand that you don’t see on the left. The matte top coat creates a dull, cool finish over the color of your choice. I wouldn’t choose to use it every day, but it was fun to play with.
By the way, if you haven’t already checked out Essie, their nail color is incredible. I was a diehard OPI user for many years, but still experienced early chipping and peeling. I have far less issues with Essie. I’m not sure why that it is, but I’m going with it.