Sometimes I just don’t feel like leaving my house to go buy things and that’s one of the reasons why I love DIY so much. In today’s tutorial, I’m actually going to show you how to turn your standard, is that the right word, nail polish into matte nail polish. It’s probably better to use something that doesn’t have like any glitter in it. But I don’t know, I’ve never really tried it with anything that has glitter in it. So I don’t really know how it would turn out. Here is all that you need.
A mixing palette of some sort, your nail polish, and you need some corn starch. And a base coat is actually optional, but I prefer to use a base coat when I’m gonna do like something really cool to my nails, because I want it to last longer. Let it dry. And then afterwards, you’re gonna get your nail, whatever nail polish you wanna use. My favorite nail polish like in matte color or style is black. And then afterwards, get your mixing palette. I’m just using an empty lid to like an old container.
Then get your nail polish and put a little bit into your mixing palette. I recommend starting off with a little bit at first so that the unused part doesn’t dry up too quick and then you waste nail polish. And then I’m taking a stir stick and just a little bit of cornstarch at the end of the stir stick like this much, and I’m mixing it into the nail polish like you see me doing. Be sure to mix it together evenly, because you want the corn starch not to be, you know, clumpy.
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Also you wanna hurry and apply because it is corn starch, it will start to get really clumpy. So, make sure that, you know, you, you, the process needs to move quickly. And you’ll notice the texture is really weird. It’s probably really weird at first to apply, but as it starts to dry and set, it actually, kind of, like smooths itself out a bit. And the more cornstarch, you use per nail polish drops, the more matte it’s gonna be. And here’s what it looks like when it’s drying.
It takes like five or ten minutes to dry and to start turning matte. And then after it’s dry, this is what it looks like and then I compare it actually. Two of my fingers, the top one is just regular black nail polish with no clear coat, and then the bottom has the corn starch in it, and that’s what it looks like when it’s completely dry. Also, don’t forget to clean off your bristles with, like, nail polish remover and like, a cotton pad before putting it back into its home.
And then afterwards, here is what my nails look like when they’re completely done. Now, if you’re feeling really fancy and frisky, a little tip, I guess, beauty tip, you can just take a clear coat and do a little French mani. I love this look so much. I think it’s so freaking cute and I’ve seen it around and so now I got to make my own without going shopping or going to a salon. So this is what the finished product looks like. Here is my attempt to paint my right hand with my left hand cause I am right handed.