I'm always trying out new ways to make my mani stand out. My latest find: Butter London's matte topcoat. Ever since I picked it up at Sephora, I've been addicted to painting it over almost every one of my polishes. Sometimes I tape off and mattify just a portion of my nail after using a regular topcoat to create a contrast to the glossy shine.
It's not cheap ($19 is a lot for any nail polish), but this stuff is worth it. My philosophy is to invest in base and topcoats. One thin layer of this bad boy is enough to give your nails an even matte finish and it lengthens the life or your mani just as well as Butter London's Hardwear topcoat, another one of my favorites.
Butter London Matte Finish Shine Free Topcoat, $19, available at Sephora.