Virtually every nail polish brand offers a matte top coat to let you transform your favorite glossy colors. Check out these shine-free manis and choose the inspiration for your next trip to the salon.
We love the '70s vibe of this manicure, which features matte shades of orange and blue in playful curves and angles on otherwise bare nails.
Glittery flakes are a fun new twist on sparkle. Add them to a chic periwinkle polish like China Glaze's Secret Peri-Winkle ($4, ) for a multidimensional sheen that's fit for a princess.
This reversal offers a cool alternative to your typical French tips. Check out our easy tutorial on getting this look in just three simple steps.
Sticking with shades in the same family keeps this geometric manicure looking subtle and chic. All you need is a little tape, two colors — in this case, Essie's Petal Pushers ($8.50, ) and Over the Edge — and some patience.
Get galactic with this cool Milky Way-inspired manicure, complete with scattered stars on each nail.
Try your hand (ha!) at stamping with this sweet, swirly design in regal shades like violet, sapphire, and jade.
Brighten up your tips with this sunny mani. Use a glittery layer like Smith & Cult's Shattered Souls ($18, ) on top of a bright yellow and before a matte top coat to add some sparkle and shine.
Funky patterns like leopard print may seem a little too wild for work, but if you stick with two similar colors, like metallic gray and black in matte formulas, it's subtle enough to wear any time.
We've seen polka dots before, but this mani plays with two different textures, making it totally unique. For an even bigger impact, try contrasting shades of polish.
Negative space nail art is nothing new, but this David Bowie-esque neon design takes it to the next level. To make this mani a little subtler, tweak it by using just one shade on each nail rather that two per fingertip.
Channel the Brady Bunch with a cool ivy-green manicure complemented by a funky multicolored chevron accent nail.
The beauty world will never truly tire of glitter nail art, but a certain level of sparkle can get overwhelming. Once in a while, quiet down your mani's shimmer by adding a matte topcoat.
This geometric mani may look super hard to DIY, but it actually just takes a few strategic pieces of , a base color, and a matte topcoat. Instant glamour.
Get ready for a "why didn't I think of that?" moment.
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