09 February 2012

NOTD feat. Satin Matte Coat from Paese - and Giveaway Winners Announced!

Glossy nails to the left, and with Satin Matte Coat to the right!

I’ve been trialling a few bits and pieces from new-to-Ireland brand Paese Cosmetics and will share my thoughts on those soon. But in the meantime, have a goo at what's probably my pick of the bunch, the Satin Matte Coat.
This can be used to mattify any nail polish in your collection and is a quick and easy way to update your old favourites. I used it over a creamy tangerine shade from Essence and I really liked the effect. Application was easy - the product is quite thin and went on smoothly and evenly. It lightened the polish colour slightly but nothing major.
Now, it might sound obvious but this doesn’t have the same fast drying properties as my usual topcoat (Sally Hansen’s Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat, if you're wondering). You need to be patient – and I’m not. Consequently, the first time I used this I messed up my nails because I didn’t give 'em long enough to dry. And as it’s not an anti-chip product, wear time might be shorter than you’re used to if your usual top coat is. I got a couple of days wear out of it, but I’m hard on my nails so that’s about the norm.
At just €4.95 (online only, for the minute) this is a very reasonable way to achieve a modern matte nail look. I really enjoyed the effect and I’m looking forward to experimenting with different colours, and attempting a DIY homage to the YSL Tuxedo Mani (matte black nails with glossy tips). I also got a kick out of two different people asking if I was wearing the (sold out, limited edition) Chanel Mat Top Coat Velvet, which I don't own, but would have liked to.
While I’m here and on the topic of Paese Cosmetics, I may as well reveal the winners of my recent giveaway. Congratulations to Orla from Makeup Over Mind (prize 1) and @MissLinz23 (prize 2). Send me your details and please allow up to a month for delivery. Hope you enjoy!

Have you used a matte top coat, and do you like the effect?

23 comments:

little t said...

I've been meaning to try one of these for ages- I have this pic saved on my laptop of a manicure done with a black matte base and glossy black tips (instead of french tips). It is so cool.

fluff and fripperies said...

That's the YSL Tuxedo Mani T and it's on my to-try STAT list! xo

Adele said...

I have the Chanel matte top coat but haven't tried it over any pastels yet...must give it a go xoxo
http://www.intotheblonde.com/

MakeupOverMind said...

Hurray! Thanks Emma! :)

Paula said...

I love the look of this.

Oh and congrats to the giveaway winners.

Ballet Pumps And Roses said...

I love that colour - I'm going to try this one.

Joanne

http://www.balletpumpsandroses.com

rolala said...

Pretty color! I have an Essie Matte top coat that I still haven't tried yet.

Ashesela said...

Congratulations on the winners!! :D

My favourite matte top coat is by Sephora by O.P.I. I think it is great! :D

beautiful me plus you said...

thank you for the compliment Emma! I love this new tangerine color! so fresh... but not sure about the matte color...I prefer my nails shiny!xxx Marina

yiqin; said...

sucha pretty color <3

Elegance by Elizabeth said...

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Laura said...

I love the peachy colour!

Laura xo

amy b.s. said...

how cool and what a great color!

Jenna Hughes said...

love the color! not crazy about matte though

http://underthefluorescents.blogspot.com

fluff and fripperies said...

The matte look really seems to divide opinions! xo

miss b said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and for your comment about Zaz - I think I too would still like a suite at the Ritz!
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Bravoe Runway said...

I know the feeling all too well, I am too impatient to wait for my nails to dry! And I do have a bottle of suede matte nail polish from revlon...that colour looks so weird on me!

Dallas Diva said...

Oh, such a lovely polish color!! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. It really made my day, especially coming from someone with such a great blog as you :) I'm following, and let's keep in touch!
XO, Janie
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Rosie said...

thank gorgeous for your comment on my blog! it's great being able to wear shorts, sandals and fun dresses in the winter, but I WISH I lived in a snow area!! It's a dream to have a "white winter".

Im loving this color, I must add this color to my collection!

xoxo
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p.s. now following! hope you can follow back

Johanna said...

That's way cool - I love the matte look!

Cabootique said...

I've never used a matte top coat (I didn't even know they existed, embarrassingly enough!) - but I love this! I've always wanted a matte gray polish, and this would be the perfect trick.

jimmi lou said...

I really want to get a Matte polish, love how it looks!

ali thorpe said...

I don't know about matte finishes. I'm so attached to a glossy sheen!