Hi guys! Happy weekend!! Anyone doing anything fun this weekend? I'm going to be basking in the beautiful weather we are having here, it's been straight up like Summer...it was in the 90's yesterday!
Today I have a review a kind of a little spam post of the new piCture pOlish matte top coat called g'day matte! This was just launched a couple of weeks ago and it's my personal favorite thing of all the new launches from piCture pOlish! I love matte top coats, usually anything that looks good shiny will look even better matte, especially glitters! As soon as I opened the package with g'day matte in it I was like I MUST MATTE ALL THE THINGS, I looked sort of crazy and possessed like the meme below (we've all been there, right?). Check out my review and a bunch of mattified glitters after the jump!
G'day matte is like I said, a matte top coat. You can apply this over any polish and it will mattify it! A good trick I like matte top coats for is smoothing out textured glitters (not the ones like the textures we've seen this year, just regular glitter...I hope that makes sense). I like to apply a coat of matte top coat then my regular shiny top coat. For some reason the matte top coat makes the glitter less top coat hungry. Does anyone else do that too?
When g'day matte came in the mail I put it aside and decided I'd just try it over a bunch of the glitters I was swatching over the weekend. I am pretty impressed with it, it dries down fast and super matte, sometimes matte top coats will dry down to a more satin matte finish but not this one! My only issue was that it was a little thick, but it didn't affect application. I do think that as I use this I will need to occasionally thin in but I don't think that's a big deal. If you've been looking for a good matte top coat this is a good option (plus it has pretty much the best name ever)!
Below is 1 coat of g'day matte used over a bunch of different glitters/layering combos. The names of the polishes used are captioned under each photo!
|Base polish: Whimsical Ideas by Pam La De Dots over Zoya Yana|
|Base polish: Whimsical Ideas by Pam Back To The Garden over Zoya Rocky|
|Base polish: piCture pOlish Blogger over Zoya Josie|
|Base polish: Whimsical Ideas by Pam Crazy Daisies over Cult Nails Tempest|
|Base polish: Whimsical Ideas by Pam 14 Carrots|
|Base polish: piCture pOlish Ocean|
|Base polish: Super Black Becky|