If doing your nails is the only cardio that you love, then hi-fi girl — we’re going to be best friends. A manicure not only improves your outfit, but also uplifts your mood, and who doesn’t want that? If you’re looking for matte nail polish and nail art inspo to revamp your digits, you’ve come to the right place. We’re listing five stunning matte nail polish colours and matte nail art ideas that will have you booking a manicure appointment STAT. 

Best Matte Nail Polishes You Need to Try Right Now  

1. Chocolate hues 

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If you love minimalistic manicure maven, you’re going to love this negative space nail art. It’s chic and will flatter all nail lengths. For this, use any matte brown nail polish shade you like. 

Create the Look  

Use the Lakmé 9to5 Primer + Gloss Nail Colour - Woody Desk to your nails. To amp up the manicure, go ahead and place tiny studs on the negative space. This minimalist manicure is a winter look winner.  

2. Soft pastels 

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If you're a lover of soft, pastel colours, this manicure design should be right up your alley.  

Create the Look  

Use the pastel shades from the Lakmé Absolute Gel Stylist Nail Color range to create this look. The range has amazing soft pastels to create the look that last on for days without chipping. Instead of painting all your nails in a solid colour, leave some nails bare and draw on some colour stripes for an understated look.  

3. Minty matte 

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French manicure is a way to a girl’s heart, and this pastel rendition of the classic is simply stunning. Right from the abstract pattern to the pretty minty, matte colour - this manicure is a must-try.   

Create the Look  

Make sure you apply a matte base coat instead of a glossy one to get the perfect mint-y tips! Then apply the Lakmé Absolute Gel Stylist Nail Color - Verdure. This minty manicure is sure to win your heart over! 

4. Boho mattes 

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We’re firm believers of the fact that the more you play with your nails, the better they look! If you share the same belief, then you’re going to love this abstract matte nail art. An ode to all the boho souls out there, this nail art brings together pretty colours like matte pink nail polish, burnt orange and powder blue with funky little detailing on the tips. 

Create the Look  

The Lakmé True Wear Color Crush range has all these colours that you can use to create these funky tips. These nail polishes coat your nails to perfection, giving them a vibrant and elegant look. They have colour lock technology and are resin-based, making them a perfect choice 

5. Metallic mattes 

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Bringing together the unlikely combo of matte and metallic, this nail art is simply stunning. You have got to love the blend of the olive green matte nail colour with light and dark nude browns between all the metallic detailing. The best bit? The warm colours are perfect for winter, so don’t forget to try this one out! 

Create the Look  

To get the look, paint your nails with the Lakmé Absolute Gel Stylist Nail Color - Gold Dust. it comes with an innovative applicator that glides easily onto your nails and gives you lasting rich colour payoff. 

FAQs about Best Matte Nail Polishes You Need to Try Right Now   

What is the best way to make matte nail polish last? 

Here are some quick tips for making matte nail polish last: 

  • Start with clean, dry nails. 

  • Use a base coat. 

  • Apply thin, even coats. 

  • Allow each coat to dry completely before applying the next. 

  • Finish with a matte top coat nail polish. 

  • Avoid getting your nails wet for at least an hour after applying the polish. 

  • Touch up any chips as soon as you notice them. 

By following these steps, you can help your matte nail polish last longer and maintain a polished, matte finish. 

What is the best way for removing matte nail polish? 

Here are some quick steps for removing matte nail polish: 

  • Soak a cotton pad or ball in matte nail polish remover. 

  • Place the cotton pad or ball on your nail and press down to allow the remover to soak in. 

  • Wipe the cotton pad or ball over your nail in a back and forth motion to remove the polish. 

  • Repeat until all of the polish has been removed. 

  • Rinse your hands with warm water and soap to remove any remaining nail polish remover. 

By following these steps, you can effectively remove matte nail polish without damaging your nails or cuticles. 

Does matte nail polish last long? 

Yes, matte nail polish can last a long time when applied and maintained properly. To help matte nail polish last as long as possible, make sure to start with clean, dry nails and apply a base coat before applying the matte polish. It's also important to apply thin, even coats of polish and allow each coat to dry completely before applying the next. A top coat can also help seal in the polish and protect it from chipping and wear. Also, avoid getting your nails wet for at least an hour after applying the polish, and touch up any chips as soon as you notice them to help the manicure last longer. 

How long does matte nail polish take to completely dry? 

Matte nail polish typically takes between 30 minutes and an hour to dry completely, although this can vary depending on the type of polish, the humidity and temperature in the room, and the thickness of the coat applied. To help speed up the drying process, you can use a quick-drying top coat or set your nails under a fan or blow dryer on a low heat setting. Just be sure to give the polish plenty of time to dry before engaging in activities that might cause your nails to get wet or bumped to prevent smudging and chipping.