Different Types of Nail Polish Finish

Posted by Yassin Ongca

Nail polish comes in many finishes! Whether you’re looking for a high-shine finish, a matte look, or something with a bit more sparkle, there’s a type of polish that will fit your style. Keep reading to learn more about the most popular types of nail polish finishes that can match your daily fashion.

Types of Nail Polish Finishes

  1. Matte Nail Polish

Matte Nail Polish

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One of the most popular picks is the Matte Nail Finish. A matte nail finish doesn't have any shine or gloss to it, which gives a unique nail design. Applying a matte top coat over your regular nail polish is an easy way to give your nails that elegant matte finish. This type of nail polish is ideal for formal occasions that do not demand much shimmer and luster.

  1. Sheer Nail Polish

Sheer Nail Polish

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If you're looking for a simple look that still lets your nails' natural beauty shine through, consider using a sheer nail polish. Sheer nail polish can be applied over any color, and they add a subtle bit of shine and shimmer that can make your nails look polished and professional. This usually goes in nude nail design, pink nail designs or ‘invisible’ varieties.

  1. Pearl Nail Polish

Pearl Nail Polish

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Give your nails a glamorous and sophisticated look with pearl nail polish. This type of polish finish is usually with pink nail designs and beige nail design due to its resemblance with pearls. Pearl nail polish will give your nails a soft and classy finish that’s best to wear for a wedding, formal or pastel outfit. 

  1. Metal Nails

Metal Nails

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Do you enjoy going to night parties and clubs? Try out this metallic-finish nail polish. This type of nail design imitates the shades of silver, gold, bronze and copper.

  1. Glitter Nail Polish

Glitter Nail Polish

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Whether you're attending a holiday party or just want a festive manicure to ring in the New Year, glitter nail polish are the perfect way to add some sparkle. This polish finish contains high amounts of cosmetic glitter within a clear or tinted base.

  1. Creme Nail Polish

Creme Nail Polish

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One of the most used and common type is creme nail polish. This type of polish finish comes with white-based, solid, opaque color and a variety of shades. It usually requires one to two coats with a tiny gloss. Creme nail polish is the simplest type of nail polish finish that can be done by anybody. This types of nail design is good for any occasion. You can also wear this type of polish finish everyday or if you have a little time to design your nails because of its easy and hassle-free application process.

  1. Textured Nail Designs

Textured Nail Designs
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Show off your creativity by wearing a 3d nail design. Textured Polish Finish allows you to add some actual stuff on top of your nails. It will also give you sparkling nails that’s perfect for a special evening.

  1. Holographic Nail Polish

Holographic Nail Polish

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If you're looking for an exciting and unique nail design, consider trying this trend, Holo Nail Polish finish. This look uses metallic and glitter nail polish to create a rainbow effect that will catch everyone's eye.

So there you have it, the top 8 nail polish finishes that you can try at home, want more nail polishes to use in your creation? Check out our Nail polishes collection. There you can choose your desired colors and styles for your next nail design.

As always, if you have any questions or need help choosing the right design for your nails, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We love helping our customers find the perfect look that they can show off with confidence all season long!

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