25 Cool Matte Nail Designs to Copy in 2017
It’s coming to that time of year again, and the fall and winter trends for nails this year and these stunning matte beauties. Just in case you were looking for something super special, we found some inspiration ideas that cover every angle. These are the 25 cool matte nail designs for 2017!
1. Matte Burgundy Coffin Nails
If you want a matte mani that’ll last the difference, you need to put the work in. Matte polishes are well known for NOT lasting as long as their shinier cousins, but being a ‘trend’, and with trends constantly changing, it’s definitely one you should check out.
This is even more so the case if you have an event coming up. If nothing else, these matte nail designs for fall and winter are definitely stunning, and great for any occasion.
2. Neutral, Glitter and Burgundy Nails
Do you want to know what works really well with matte nails? Glitter nails, that’s what, especially when you team nudes and burgundy shades with a beautiful shimmer gold, just like you can see here.
There’s a really good reason why you should look at mis-matched manis just like these. If you chip or break a nail, it doesn’t matter if you have the same shade at home, because you can just repair it with another shade. If you chip the burgundy nail, for example, and you don’t have that particular shade at home, take the colour off and just replace with a nude or glitter one instead. Because they are mis-matched, no one would ever know the difference. Smart right?
3. Purple Gray with a Pop of Silver
If you don’t have a matte polish, but you really can’t bear any other colour than the one you have in your head, you can instantly turn any polish you have at home into a matte finish.
All you need to do this is a regular matte polish. It’s like clear coat, but rather than leaving your nails nice and glossy and shiny, they’ll make them matte instead … just as the name suggests really!
4. Matte Black Nails for 2017
They’re simple, elegant, and classic. You can’t go far wrong with matte black nails, and when you throw that shimmer-glitter one in for good measure, you have the perfect matte nail designs for fall and winter. We’re certainly adding them to our wish-list for this season!
Black and silver shimmer go really well together, especially for big events such as New Year’s Eve and Christmas. At the times, it’s the norm to wear glitter, so don’t be afraid to go a little overboard. Your nails ar ethe one place it’s perfectly okay to go glitter-tastic!
5. Dark Nude Design for Long Nails
Matte shades generally dry quicker than the glossier, thicker ones, so you’ll have much better luck if you use thin coats, and apply one or two.
If you try to go for one thick coat, you may find that the matte doesn’t dry as even all over as you’d like.
6. Matte Marble Nails
How about combining two of this season’s hottest trends – marble nails and matte nails. It’s a look that is both unique and beautiful, and everyone will ask where you had them done!
We love the way that lilac tones have been used within the white and black marble here, a great way to bring everything together. Imagine the colour possibilities though – you could go with any shade you liked. Plus, these marble designs aren’t as hard to achieve as you first may have thought! Just check out the Youtube tutorials. That’s where we learned how to do ours!
7. Matte Black, Burgundy & Gold Nails
Because matte polishes chip faster than the glossier ones do, it might be a wiser idea to keep your matte nails shorter rather than longer.
They’ll be more durable, and the mani will last longer. Plus, shorter nails are more manageable … and less likely to break.
8. Matte Black Design for Short Nails
Kylie and Kendal Jenner are big fans of this matte look, and they’ve been seen with a whole host of shades on their lengthy talons.
For a more long-lasting finish than what you’re used to with these matte nail designs for fall and winter, use both a matte polish in whatever colour you like, plus a clear matte top coat too. You’ll get two layers of protecting, and your mani will last the distance.
9. Glitter French Tip
This is such a simple idea, we’re actually kicking ourselves for not thinking of it sooner. It’s a simple matte manicure, but rather than having lots of decorations, the edges of the nail have been lined with a pop of gold glitter.
If you’ve had your mani for a few days and it’s started to chip around the ends, you could use this glitter trick to cover up any boo-boos. That is until you can get to the salon and get them repaired, of course!
10. Matte Red
To make sure that you don’t chip the edges of these stunning matte nails, use your brush to add a quick flick of polish right along the edge of the nail.
This is where the chipping will tend to start, so if you give the edge another layer of protecting, the polish will last longer.