I've been noticing that matte nail varnish has been growing in popularity, so I thought I'd give the trend a go myself.
When I first discovered matte nail varnish I thought it looked really bad, like it wasn't meant to be that way. Recently though I've noticed that it has grown on me. I tried a dark red matte tester (I can't remember the brand), and I thought it looked so nice so it opened my eyes more and I realised that it could look good.
I only own a matte black, which I actually bought by accident! But I was given a Lancôme Matte Top Coat (which I think was limited or is discontinued), and have been meaning to try it for ages. It's actually a really useful thing to own since it enables you to make any ordinary nail varnish into a matte. Barry M actually does a matte top coat, along with a matte range of colours so if you want to test some out then those are available.
A matte top coat is also useful because I feel like my nails aren't done if I don't apply a top coat, and if you used a matte colour then you can use the matte top coat to prevent chipping, since you obviously can't use a normal top coat because it will add shine.
What you see in these pictures is Maybelline Super Stay base coat, two coats of Barry M Grey with one and a bit layers of the matte top coat over the top. I had to keep adding the top coat over bits I saw I had missed, since those areas will be shiny if you miss them and ruin the effect.