Review: Topshop Matte Nails




I'll start with the blue colour which is called Dungaree Denim (buy here) which is actually the one I tried out last and still have on now. The application is really easy with your traditional flat top brush and it also dries amazingly fast which I guess has something to do with the different ingredients to normal nail polish. I've managed to get away with one coat here. It hasn't got amazing staying power and started to chip after about 3 days but I didn't use a base or top coat which may have helped. I was worried it would make it shiny again? I love the colour against my pale skin and am impressed with how pigmented it is. 

The second colour I got is called Brutal (buy here) It has the exact same bulk standard brush as Dungaree Denim and again was quite easy to apply. However this one definitely needs two coats and it wasn't very true to colour compared with the pictures from the Topshop website. It did dry really fast which is handy but again it didn't last that long. A main downside to these nail varnishes was that after the third or fourth day the matte effect seemed to have gone and they were shiny like a normal polish. The first time this happened I thought maybe it was imagination but it happened with both and I'm not too sure why.

Overall I probably wouldn't buy these again as they are quite expensive at £6 and even more for postage too as my local store doesn't stock makeup.


Jenny x


59 comments:

  1. Like the nail colours. The blue is my favourite! :)

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    1. Thankyou :) I'll check out your blog!!
      Jenny x

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  2. I really adore your blog, you have some great reviews!
    I always find matte nail polish such a strange concept, although I think it can look great!
    http://oliviadollydaydream.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. haha your first paragraph brought a smile to my face! I like how the blue colour came out although I've never been sold by any matte nail colours that I've actually seen on the nails, don't think it's for me :) xx

    hiiiitsgeorgina.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. When the Topshop package arrived I had a smile too haha. I'm still unsure myself!
      Jenny x

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  4. I've always wanted to try matte nail polishes but I think that they're a bit strange too!

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    1. Yeah, they must take a while to get used to!
      Jenny x

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  5. Thank you so much, I've heard so many people talking about these and I was going to buy the topshop ones but now I don't think I will! You've saved me some money here! ;)

    -Emily x
    touchofemily.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Really great post! I've never tried matte polish because I love the look of super shiny nails..but I think it looks pretty cool! I might try it out :)
    lanalovesblogxx

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    1. I felt like that at first too :) I still prefer shiny though
      Jenny x

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  7. Great blog. Would you like to follow each ohter? - it would be fantastic;)

    Love
    Minnja

    Minnja Blog
    Minnja on Facebook

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  8. The blue looks lovely on you!

    http://everythingthatclicks.blogspot.com

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    1. Would you like to followe each other on GFC and Bloglovin?

      http://everythingthatclicks.blogspot.com

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    2. Thanks :) I have followed back on both
      Jenny x

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  9. Hi Freya!

    I would like to nominate you for The Liebster Award!If you haven't already been nominated and would like to answer my question then here's the link:
    http://fashionflairblog.blogspot.co.nz/2013/08/the-liebster-award.html

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    1. Thankyou so much, really appreciate it but I have already answered someone elses questions :) I have followed you back
      Jenny x

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  10. I love this blue!!!
    Have a nice week pretty:)
    xoxo
    stylishpatterns.blogspot.com

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    1. It is a lovely colour and awh thankyou, you too :)
      Jenny x

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  11. Lovely nail colours..
    Following u on gfc n bloglovin. hope u follow back.

    Aditi
    So-Saree
    www.sosaree.blogspot.in

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  12. I love a good matte nail. These are awesome
    Just stumbled across you blog. I look forward to future posts.

    Check out mine
    xo
    http://gracieoffduty.weebly.com/life.html

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    1. Very true and awh thanks, I'll have a look at yours now
      Jenny x

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  13. love the blue color! So cute!
    check out my blog @ cherrytreegirl.blogspot.com.ar

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  14. wow♥ love the black nailpolish!:) cute blog! I'm following you on bloglovin (petra lorencová),you can follow me back if you'd like ;)

    www.lorietta.cz


    My Bloglovin profile

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    1. It's meant to be purple but I use my Iphone camera which isn't that great! Yeah sure will, thanks for providing the link!!
      Jenny x

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  15. Brutal IS a strange name, but a pretty colour. Definitely like it more than the blue, which reminds me too much of pen ink.

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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    1. It does remind me of pen ink now that you've mentioned it haha. I prefer the purple
      Jenny x

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  16. I love your blue nail varnish its so bright!
    Shelley x

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  17. Looks good, I'd love to try this as I think matte nails are amaaazing, and I've shamefully never tried any makeup/nail polishes from Topshop.

    Followed!

    -Megan x
    http://blooms-of-beauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I hadn't until about a month ago so not too much shame on you! Thanks for following :)
      Jenny x

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  18. These look really nice, but it is a shame that the matte effect went after a few days. Might try them out though :)

    Rebecca x

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    1. Yeah, it was a bit rubbish but for a night out they're really good!!
      Jenny x

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  19. Thanks for the review! Too bad about the matte effect going away...what a bummer!
    xo,
    nancy

    http://adoretoadorn.blogspot.com

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    1. Thats alright :) I know, ergh silly Topshop!
      Jenny x

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  20. Great post! Thanks for sharing!

    Lovely blog!!

    Hugs, Brittany, xx

    http://polkaanddots.blogspot.co.uk/

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  21. I want to try out some topshop polish and make up but havent gotten round to it!
    Great post hun!

    Natasha xx
    http://cosmeticcomforts.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. They do look quite cool! Thankyou :)
      Jenny x

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  22. I love Dungaree Denim. I've been looking for a good matte top coat, but I can't find one!

    Monica x
    The Total Opposite

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  23. Thank you for the review darling!


    Followed :)

    Also, I wanted to personally invite you to enter my Midsummers Dream Giveaway!

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    Xo, Michelle

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    1. Thanks alright and I have followed you too. Wow, yes of course I'd love to enter!
      Jenny x

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  24. Thanks for the honest review!

    http://ncboodah.blogspot.ca

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  25. Great review - it's a shame that they don't stay matte:(xx

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    1. I know, really annoying :( Sure, I'll check it out now
      Jenny x

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  26. Weird that they don't stay matte, I wonder why xx

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    1. I have no idea, it's a shame! They're good for a night out though :)
      Jenny x

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  27. I hate how the colour on some nail polishes is more thin and watery on the first coat, it's a real let-down, so's the fact that some don't stay matte either. :/ x

    thepurplesketchbook.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yeah its a pain, you think the brand is good but its particular to each colour too!
      Jenny x

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  28. Love these! They are such a great idea! :) x

    makeupandmagazines.blogspot.co.uk

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