Essie Matte About You Review
Hi, everyone, hope your weekend’s going well so far! Mine’s going good. I’ve been experimenting with new nail polishes I got, though I can’t stop playing every now and then with Essie Matte About You, something my mom bought at the Supersale Bazaar earlier this month. It’s a mattifying top coat.
Information on the packaging:
Instantly transforms nail color from high gloss to matte in seconds. Use with any shade from light sheer to dark creme to create a smooth matte finish.
This is so cool. We didn’t have a single matte polish or mattifying top coat at the time this was bought, and I painted it over almost every nail polish I’d previously painted on my nail wheel, I kept wanting to see how they would look matte!
Essie Matte About You effectively mattifies every polish, no matter what finish. I enjoy using this because it encourages me to experiment with different textures—I’m not that adventurous with my nail designs, I just do a little bit of layering, that’s it, but then I’m still just a novice at this stuff. I haven’t even got my application technique down pat yet.
This looks off white in the bottle, slightly yellowish, but it doesn’t change the color of any polish it’s layered over a whole lot. The formula of it seems a little thick when I look at it while letting it drip from the brush into the bottle, but it applies very smooth. I like to do one thickish coat of it instead of thin ones, and it doesn’t bubble at all.
I actually get to see the polish I put this over becoming matte right before my eyes, in just a few seconds. The effect is very matte. I think it looks interesting, not flat. I love that this is dry to the touch in only 20 to 30 seconds, and completely dry in about one minute.
It’s expensive though, my mom purchased it for PhP 500, and as I said I’m glad we share our stash. This is fun to use but if I had to repurchase it, I’d compare it with cheaper mattifying top coats first, like Etude House’s. If the effect is pretty much the same, I’d probably get the cheaper one, though if I find that the cheaper version is a hassle to use, then I’d get this again because it’s super easy to use.
Left- La Belle Victorian Violet, right- with Essie MAY. Looks so good with dark metallic colors.
Left- 24k Crystal Teal Glass over black, right- with Essie MAY, looks even better in actual.
Left- NYX Girls Nail Polish in Hot Orange, right- with Essie MAY. This photo’s a bit blurry, but this is such a fun, summery color, I love it.
Essie Matte About You – What I like:
- Very smooth application.
- Super quick drying time.
- Has effectively mattified any polish I’ve used it over.
- It’s nice how I can simply apply this over my manicure if I’m already getting bored with my current one and wanna switch it up a little.
- The brush doesn’t give me any problems.
Essie Matte About You – What I don’t like:
- It’s expensive.
- Has to be purchased online or at bazaars. It’s available at Digital Traincase, my mom bought it at their booth at the bazaar. If you know where else it’s available, please say in the comments!
Using this top coat is a fun way to transform polishes into a different finish. I’m glad we have this ’cause it’s fun to play with and it’s convenient to use—I really have no issues with application. If you’re looking for a matte top coat that won’t give you any problems, and wouldn’t mind spending PhP 500 for it, try this.
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