Essie Matte About you Matte Finisher Review

No-luster polish is taking center stage in today’s fashion world!
Capitalize on the latest nail trend of the season with matte about you
and create a smooth matte finish with just one product!

Features & Benefits:
* Instantly transform nail color from high gloss to matte in seconds
* Use with any shade from light sheer to dark creme to create a smooth matte finish
* Exclusive, long-lasting and durable formula
* Create limitless matte color options with just one product
* Versatile way to update look in between manicures

“A matte finish is very fashion-forward,” explains Essie Weingarten, founder and president of Essie Cosmetics. “We developed Matte About You so you can still wear the colors you love – classics and hot-right-now – but with a striking matte finish. A totally unique approach to wearing color.”

Apply essie base coat, followed by 2 coats of your favorite essie nail polish.
Finish by applying a thin layer of matte finisher in place of a top coat.

Butyl Acetate, Touene, Nitrocellulose, Ethyl Acetate, Toluenesulfonamide/Fomaldehyde Resin, Isopropyl Alcohol, Dibutyl Phthalate, Camphor, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Benzophenone-1.
Contains No Formaldehyde; Toluene or DBP

You can see the dramatic difference with just one coat of this product:

Though this top coat finish came out back in Fall 2009, I didn’t get a hold of it until now. This matte finisher is much different than the other top coats that I have tried previously because it dries really fast. I put it the first layer on and within five minutes the top coat was dried. I love the results that I get from this product because matte nails are so stunning. Another advantage that I found with this matte top coat is that it’s very long-lasting. My nail polish lasts twice as long with this top coat and it seems to prevent chipping as well.

However, I had such a difficult time looking for this matte top coat. I’m not sure about the States, but in Canada, I couldn’t find it in any of the stores that sold Essie nail polishes. I ended up getting this on Ebay and paid a dollar more than the price listed on Essie’s website, which is $10 USD. Thus, it is a little expensive to get a hold of this matte finisher. But if you are into matte nails, this product is perfect for you because it can honestly transform any nail polish into a matte finish. It’s absolutely stunning.

Product (5/5)
Cost (4/5) – A little more expensive than a regular top coat
Ease of Use (5/5)
Packaging (4/5) – Nothing too special about it

Outfit of the Day:

Russ K t-shirt, Garage patchwork denim, from Hong Kong hat


  • Wow, the after picture is amazing! D: I use a similar kind of top coat from OPI, but it doesn’t make it look matte~ the matte is cool, haha!

  • the nail polish is MAJOR !!!!! really like it !!
    Im thinking of getting the burberry lipstick, hope it will be good!
    thanks for the lovely comment, mean a lot to me

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  • Anonymous

    Hi Hi,
    You can get the “Matte about you” any trade secret store in Canada . They sell alot of essie nail polish there.

  • The outcome looks so nice! I’ve been looking for these in a store everywhere..even the nail supply store didn’t have it (maybe I should ask them lol).

  • I love your outfit!

    & the matte finish of the nails

  • I love this nail polish! it makes your nails look so beautiful and professional :)

  • nice outfit! :D i’d love to get a matte nail polish too, i think matte nails are very pretty~

  • aww they sell essie polishes at target here. sorry it’s so elusive for you :( aren’t matte finishes fun though? i still love my glossy polishes hehe

  • cool, that nail polish are genius!! i want that :P lovelies :P and ur casual outfit are gorgeous