Whether it?s a vampy red that matches your lips, or a work-appropriate nude that updates your look, a matte mani is as simple as choosing a color you like in a regular polish, then adding a matte topcoat. ?Resist the urge to reapply the topcoat if you don?t see instant results,? warns manicurist Deborah Lippmann, who says that her own version (Flat Top Matte-Maker topcoat, $20 each; deborahlippmann.com) needs to be completely dry before it turns flat.
(Deborah Lippmann Silk nail lacquer in Red Silk Boxers, $19; deborahlippmann.com.) (Jin Soon Tibi Collection Matte Maker topcoat, $18; sephora.com.) (Essie Matte About You, $10; ulta.com.) (OPI Matte topcoat, $9; ulta.com.)Read MoreLess