Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Sephora by O.P.I Matte - No thanks.

When I first head about this matte nail trend, I was a bit unsure. It just felt a little raw to me, no topcoat? No shine? Um.. what?

I was in Sephora the other day, and I don't know if it was the stress of an unsuccessful NYFW shopping excursion, or just good ol' curiosity, but I picked up a bottle of What's A Tire, Jack - a matte black. I actually tested all three of the shades, the purplish shade [Domestic Goddess] IMO was really ugly, and Metro Chic matte was "eh". [I really don't get the Metro Chic craziness, it's always just been eh to me. Maybe it doesn't work on my fair skin.]

So back to What's A Tire, Jack...

I didn't love it. I'm not used to the dull finish, and frankly, I don't want to get used to it. I love the shine of a new, beautifully done manicure...and I guess I'm just not willing to give that up.

IMO, the shade looked like asphalt on me, like I ran my nails over a just-poured driveway. Not the look I was going for.

PS- Does it remind anyone else of of a dog's nails?!?! You know what I'm talking about?

And for those of you wondering, it chipped on DAY 2. I'm on day 4 and this is what it looks like:

I'll be passing on the matte nail trend guys. Kudos to those who enjoy it.


5 Responses to "Sephora by O.P.I Matte - No thanks."
Jaime said...
September 9, 2009 11:32 AM

Not a fan of the matte nail trend either....

Dina's Days said...
September 9, 2009 1:32 PM

Good to know. I was on the fence about this one. I too like the glossy look.

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September 11, 2009 2:01 PM


Lauren said...
September 12, 2009 2:10 PM

This is so horrible. I will never break up with my Out The Door top coat. Get this Matte trend the fuck out of here.

AsiaA said...
March 14, 2010 8:13 PM

I had been on the fence about this for months. I JUST tried it last night. I don't like. It kinda makes my nails look like I have on cheap, beauty supply store nail polish. I want my money back!

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