I told you a few weeks ago about the NYX matte nail polishes. I love matte polishes and having a matte top coat means I can turn any polish I own into a matte polish. Luckily for me though, there are a few matte polishes on the market.
I got my hands on some L.A. Girl matte polish recently and knew I had to share it after posting about the NYX polishes. I found these to be a bit different so I am really glad I get to share them. If you need a refresher go and have a peek at the NYX polishes.
L.A. Girl Matte Indigo
In the bottle this polish looks amazing!!! I was a little disappointed when I applied it and it was so sheer. I applied two coats and still had some very visible nail line. I decided to add a third thin coat and as you can see it didn’t solve the problem. It is better but still there. I must admit it was a little better in real life compared to the photo. It’s still a gorgeous colour and I actually really liked the finish of it. It’s a rubbery kind of matte. You might have to click to view a larger image to really see it. Even though this was the least favourite of the bunch – mostly because of the sheerness – it is still a really pretty polish!
L.A. Girl Matte Alpine Green
Alpine Green was much better. Almost completely opaque in 1 coat but this is two coats. The colour is very nice. I don’t have any other colour that comes close to this. It also has the same finish as the Indigo above. I really liked the unique (to me) colour and I am already picturing this as the perfect winter shade. The finish also makes it quite eye-catching without being too over the top.
L.A. Girl Matte Pink
I adore this pink! It’s pretty obvious that pink is my favourite colour. This is a bright bubblegum pink with a gorgeous finish. This one was slightly sheer on the first coat but looks great after a second. In certain lights you might get a tiny glimpse of visible nail line but it wasn’t enough to be a concern for me. Even though might be considered ‘plain’ I just couldn’t stop staring at my nails while wearing this. It’s really pretty and I love it.
As far as application goes for all of these. It was really lovely. I found them really easy to work with – again, besides the sheerness – and the brushes were pretty decent as well. I am definitely not disappointed in these at all. You can find these at Dischem for R32.95. I really recommend you give these a try. The Matte range comes in quite a variety of colours.
Out of interest, L.A. Girls also has a ‘Brites’ collection (bright and neon colours), a ‘Metal’collection (metallic shades) and also a ‘Magnetic’ collection (magnetic polishes). These are also R32.95 except the magnetics. I can’t recall how much these are. I know they also have a ‘Sand Blast’ collection (textured matte polish) and ‘3D Effect’ collection (holographic polishes) but I am not sure if these two have reached our shores yet. There are more collections in stores as well. They also have some nail care products but I have not tried any of those yet.
How do you think these compare to the NYX matte polishes? Do any of these colours stand out for you?
Thanks for reading!
Buying this ASAP! It’s a beauty! 😀
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