While we’re all for sparkle and shine, sometimes our mood dictates a more subdued look. That’s where a good matte nail polish comes in. Just like a beautiful piece of art, a matte polish gives nails texture and life, creating a cool—never dull—finish. Matte nail polishes are both on-trend with nailfluencers, and a welcomed break from the ordinary (we admit, it’s fun to switch it up now and then). A matte finish also looks edgy and sleek, like your favorite buttery-soft leather jacket that you throw on to toughen up a basic T-shirt and jeans combo. Also, if you’re the kind of person who likes to add accouterments to their nails (think rhinestones), a matte polish makes an excellent base to play up the contrast of your nail art.
Ready to create a new look for your routine manicure? From bright to moody, we’ve rounded up six matte nail polishes that are worth the swipe.