Monday, April 8, 2013

Matte You Look

Today I have a comparison of two matte top coats. I received Barielle Matte-inee (I adore the name) with their spring collection, Sweet Treats. I decided to compare this higher end matte polish with a drug store brand. Take a peek at how Barielle Matte-inee and Revlon Matte Top Coat compare over a glossy polish.
L-R: Barielle Matte-inee, no top coat, Revlon Matte Top Coat
L-R: Revlon Matte Top Coat, no top coat, Barielle Matte-inee

The Verdict:
BOTH topcoats alter the finish of glossy nail polish. They also change the color of the polish ever so slightly.

  • Barielle Matte-inee creates a satiny finish (which is what their product claims to do). Application was smooth and very easy. However, this product is rather pricey. This product also conditions nails and does a great job as a ridge filling polish. Would be great for guys or gals who want to condition their natural nails without a high shine polish.
  • Revlon Matte Top Coat creates a matte finish. This polish was difficult to apply (maybe it was just my bottle?). It was very thick and was hard to apply evenly, which is very noticeable in the above picture. This top coat was inexpensive and easy to find, but does not claim to have any conditioning ingredients.

Revlon polishes can be purchased at many pharmacies and groceries. I paid $3.99 for my top coat.

Barielle polishes can be purchased online from their website. This matte top coat retails for $16.00.

Disclosure: The product(s) in this post were provided to me by the manufacturer or their PR company for consideration.  For more information please visit the tabs below the header.

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