Monday, September 9, 2013

Mani Monday ~ Faux Shiny Matte

Hi lovelies!  Today's mani is a pretty neon matte finish, using China Glaze's neons I recently picked up at Sally's.  After the base coat, though, I got to thinking if I could maybe mimic a faux shine on the matte without using a topcoat.  Well, I think it works, it's a subtle trompe l'oeil, and I love it!  {Click to keep reading!}

What you'll need are two similar-ish colors. Here I used a bright pink with coral undertones and a bright coral with shimmery pink to it.  (L: China Glaze Surfin' For Boys, R: China Glaze Pool Party)  I applied Pool Party as the base and then just hand painted a stripe down the center of Surfin' For Boys.  It doesn't need to be perfect, just enough to trick the eye into thinking it's a sheen of light on the nail.

I think it turned out quite well, and do love these colors!

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