Nykaa Matte Nail Paints : Review | Part 1

 

Hi everyone! Nykaa has recently launched their Matte nail polish range (Rs 199 each) consisting of 12 shades, most of which are a soft pastels. I’m sharing swatches of 9 of these shades in this post along with a quick review of the formula. I’ve recently tested the Revlon Matte Nail Enamels as well and in comparison, I find the Nykaa mattes a little more durable with better staying power. The consistency of most of the Nykaa shades is on the thicker side (with some exceptions) and most shades applied opaque in two coats. I had some trouble with the white (07 White Chocolate Ganache) and pale blue (18 Blueberry Macaron), which applied a little bit uneven, but the inconsistency was visible only close up. They did not take long to dry though with the thick formula, they aren’t the quickest drying nail paints either.

 

Nykaa Matte Nail Paints
Nykaa Matte Nail Paints

 

Overall, I really like these – from the formula to the shade selection and the price point as well. The dreamy, pastel palette fills out a big gap in the market and I think most of these colors look very polished and pretty on the hands. The finish is not 100% matte, its a soft gel matte finish. The wear time is about 4-5 days after which the finish becomes a bit dull and the tips begin to wear but these can easily be stretched to a week, provided you don’t do to much physical work. I think a clear matte top coat to enhance the wear time of these would have been a nice addition to the range!

 

Nykaa Matte Nail Paint - White Chocolate Ganache
Nykaa Matte Nail Paint – White Chocolate Ganache

 

Nykaa Matte Nail Paint - Almond Crumble
Nykaa Matte Nail Paint – Almond Crumble

 

Nykaa Matte Nail Paint - Almond Crumble
Nykaa Matte Nail Paint – Almond Crumble

 

Nykaa Matte Nail Paint - Smores Milkshake
Nykaa Matte Nail Paint – Smores Milkshake

 

Nykaa Matte Nail Paint - Smores Milkshake
Nykaa Matte Nail Paint – Smores Milkshake

 

Nykaa Matte Nail Paint - Smores Milkshake
Nykaa Matte Nail Paint – Smores Milkshake

 

Nykaa Matte Nail Paint - Pink Meringue
Nykaa Matte Nail Paint – Pink Meringue

 

Nykaa Matte Nail Paint - Pink Meringue
Nykaa Matte Nail Paint – Pink Meringue

 

Nykaa Matte Nail Paint - Pink Meringue
Nykaa Matte Nail Paint – Pink Meringue

 

Nykaa Matte Nail Paint - Lavender Panacotta
Nykaa Matte Nail Paint – Lavender Panacotta

 

Nykaa Matte Nail Paint - Lavender Panacotta
Nykaa Matte Nail Paint – Lavender Panacotta

 

Nykaa Matte Nail Paint - Lavender Panacotta
Nykaa Matte Nail Paint – Lavender Panacotta

 

Nykaa Matte Nail Paint - Lavender Panacotta
Nykaa Matte Nail Paint – Lavender Panacotta

 

Nykaa Matte Nail Paint - Blueberry Frosting
Nykaa Matte Nail Paint – Blueberry Frosting

 

Nykaa Matte Nail Paint - Blueberry Frosting
Nykaa Matte Nail Paint – Blueberry Frosting

 

Nykaa Matte Nail Paint - Blueberry Frosting
Nykaa Matte Nail Paint – Blueberry Frosting

 

Nykaa Matte Nail Paint - Blueberry Frosting
Nykaa Matte Nail Paint – Blueberry Frosting

 

Nykaa Matte Nail Paint - Blueberry Macaron
Nykaa Matte Nail Paint – Blueberry Macaron

 

Nykaa Matte Nail Paint - Cool Blue Granita
Nykaa Matte Nail Paint – Cool Blue Granita

 

Nykaa Matte Nail Paint - Cool Blue Granita
Nykaa Matte Nail Paint – Cool Blue Granita

 

Nykaa Matte Nail Paint - Cool Blue Granita
Nykaa Matte Nail Paint – Cool Blue Granita

 

Nykaa Matte Nail Paint - Black Cherry Pie
Nykaa Matte Nail Paint – Black Cherry Pie

 

Nykaa Matte Nail Paint - Black Cherry Pie
Nykaa Matte Nail Paint – Black Cherry Pie

 

My personal favorites out of these are Almond Crumble, Smores Milkshakeย and Blueberry Frosting!ย There are 3 more shades in this range, darker colors, which I would review soon!

Which of these would you like to try out? You can buy these online at Nykaa.com.

 

32 Comments

  1. okay these are absolutely GORGEOUS. love the ‘gel matte’ formula, it doesnt look too flat unlike out and out matte nail polishes. smores milkshake and almond crumble are so so so beautiful. totally sold!

  2. How are they compared to revlon matte nail paints Ankita? I found the revlon ones patchy a lot. Don’t want to buy them if they have the same consistency or come on in patches.

    1. Hi Mahima, the white and pale blue shade came out slightly patchy, but only on close examination. Most shades applied well though the consistency is a bit thick. I find the formula slightly better than the Revlon mattes.

  3. My favorites were exactly what yours are ๐Ÿ™‚ except I even liked Lavendar Pannacotta on your nails ๐Ÿ™‚ I have OPI Purple Palazzo Pants it’s similar to that (color not finish ๐Ÿ™‚ )

  4. Hey ankita, your blogs and videos are really helpful. I always look forward to your reviews. I would like to request for the swatches of new nykaa nude matte collection.

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