I’m Matte as Hell about MAC Riveting Nail Lacquers!!!

Published in: MAC Makeup, Nails

For a good time, call 1-800-GO-MATTE. 🙂


LOL! So, last night I decided to play around with MAC’s three new Riveting matte Nail Lacquers ($12), but they turned out to be more trubs than I bargained for.

Both Black Enough? and Wham, Bam, Glam were crazy thick and streaky, but I liked how they looked after three coats. Three coats, though… That’s probably more patience (they say it’s a virtue!) than I have. I prefer my polishes easy like Saturday/Sunday morning.

Of these, the star for me is definitely sparkly Studded. It goes on smooth and glimmers like a galactic exploding disco ball, BAM!


So how do you feel about matte polishes in general (and these in particular)?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. Haaaay! Happy Saturday, yo. 🙂


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  1. I’m not really huge on matte polishes, but I am really digging that silver. Yay sparkly!
    .-= SoVeryFabulous’s last blog post… MAC Spring Colour Forecast Lipglasses and Lipstick Pictures and Swatches =-.

  2. Hana Berlin says:

    I really don’t like them, the’re to flat for me. Sparkly (the studdend nail polish) and matte seems like an oxymoron to me!?!? Does anyone else agree with me or am i just trippen??? =)

  3. Tiffany says:

    I don’t really care for matte polishes, but I like the way studded looks on you 🙂

  4. Glosslizard says:

    I like matte polishes as a particular look, but I haven’t tried any because of the high-effort application and maintenance! I might cave on Studded, though, it looks like it would be the perfect polish with a leather motorcycle jacket!

  5. Rae says:

    LOVE. I’ve always been partial to mattes, but I still haven’t picked one up! Studded is just gorgeous — pretty enough to be worth the hassle, I think!
    .-= Rae’s last blog post… My skin-diet… and finally achieving perfect skin. =-.

  6. Kypris says:

    I love the look of the matte nail polishes, but they seem like a lot of work to put on and upkeep! They are also pretty expensive for me, as I don’t wear nail polish that often. I do like Studded… but it’s weird that they called it ‘matte’! (I think someone above also mentioned this point.)

  7. Shiny says:

    I like the look of these but if they’re tricky for you I have no doubt it’ll be near impossible for me! I really want to try a matte look….esp paired with my konad over top in a gloss pattern. I’ve heard about using a matte top coat, wouldn’t that be easier than using a tricky matte nailpolish?

    • Karen says:

      Yes! I haven’t done it (not really a fan of the look… I like shine!), but I’ve heard people on twitter say that a mattifying top coat is much easier.

    • Instant Karma (formerly L) says:

      Matte topcoats are the way to go. I have a bottle (I think by China Glaze), and while I haven’t tried regular matte polishes, I hear they chip really easily, and that is definitely not the case with the topcoat.

  8. amy says:

    I like Studded and I think that might be the only thing I pick up from the collection.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… NOTD NARS Nailpolish in Saratoga =-.

  9. Mrs. Kinne says:

    I love the look of Studded.

    I also love the word “trubs.” 🙂
    .-= Mrs. Kinne’s last blog post… Thank You’s =-.

  10. Lady Fabulous says:

    I am just LOVING that Studded!
    Yesterday I was debating over whether to go matte or not since everywhere is sold out of Mad as a Hatter. I ended up getting Dim Sum Plum and the Alice in Wonderland mini pack from OPI because I just can’t make up my mind.

    • Karen says:

      Cute! I love those minis. I almost bought one of the OPI Hong Kong Take Outs at a beauty store today, but got distracted at the CCO across the street and kind of forgot. Oops!

  11. Ashley says:

    Black Enough looks awkward.. It reminds me of white out.. … but in black? LOL 😛

  12. Adry says:

    I want to try out matte nail polishes but I keep reading about how they dry out nails.

  13. Karen B says:

    Hmmm, I’m not too excited about the matte nailpolish… Just not my cup of tea.
    .-= Karen B’s last blog post… The Messy Lob =-.

  14. emma says:

    OMG I NEED THE NAIL LACQUERS! that black is perfection……
    .-= emma’s last blog post… Fo’ Siriano =-.

  15. martan says:

    I am not a big fan of matte nails.I tried once with a orly but I didnt like it.

  16. Solé says:

    Studded looks a lot like a lighter version of OPI Suzi Skis in The Pyrenees from their Suede collection. I bought it months ago and forgot about it, but I dug it out and used it after seeing this post. I usually don’t care for matte polish (looks like colored white-out to me), but the glitter makes it look really cool. A fast-drying topcoat gives it a little shine, but I also like the way it looks without it too.

  17. Andreita says:

    I only bought a Matte topcoat on a sale, I like how matte looks over glitter polishes my fav is Dorothy Who? with the matte topcoat it looks fantastic!!!

  18. marisol says:

    I like matte polishes & these are great but it seems that MAC is running late in the game as most of the NP companies have come out with theirs. I do like Wham, Bam, Glam & Studded.
    .-= marisol’s last blog post… Fun in the Snow =-.

  19. Ellie says:

    I thought the matte was ok, until I saw the black- It looks like a chalkboard on your nails: SCREEEEECH! I get the willies just looking at the photo! hahaha!

  20. Amber says:

    Sorry but ew ew ew!!! I hate matte nail polishes. It reminds me of when I have a regular glossy finish on my nails and I put hand lotion on–I always have to wipe my nails so they are shiny again. Matte just doesn’t look right.

  21. frances says:

    I dislike matte polishes – I think the finish looks unfinished, almost like it was smudged. I do like the Wham Bam, though. There is something intriguing about that color.

  22. Anne says:

    I love it but I prolly have hard time applying these if you had some trouble with them.
    .-= Anne’s last blog post… Standing by my window… =-.

  23. I LOVE some matte polishes, others not so much. I Love all the forms of suded-y type polishes, like OPI Suedes or the Orly metal polishes and it looks like Studded is along the same lines. I’ll be snapping that up the day it comes out!!!!
    .-= Never Enough Nails’s last blog post… How to Remove the Polish of the Week =-.

  24. Diana says:

    I don’t think I like these at all. I would probably end up covering them in shiny top coat anyway so whats the point? lol! My nails gotta shine!

  25. I will dream about that studded shade tonight. For sure 😀

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