I first remember seeing matte nails on Nubby Twiglet I think, in black. This was over a year ago and it's taken a while for the craze to really hit the UK, but more and more matte top coats are available now. No. 7 brought one out but I read quite a bad review of it, but last week I discovered that Rimmel had released their own top coat too, thanks to Laura! When I popped into Liverpool the other day I decided to pick a bottle up. It's only £3.49 (cheaper than the Barry M crackle!) and I'm impressed with it so far. It's weird when you first put it on, because it's all shiny and wet and then dries to a matte finish that feels smooth and almost velvetty.
This if the first time I've worn it and I decided to go for a matte grey, using Barry M's grey. It has quite an industrial/wintery feel to it worn with grey, which is quite nice for this time of year I think. I think I prefer this over the Barry M crackle glaze that most bloggers are raving about at the moment - it's more subtle and doesn't look just like weird chipped nail varnish! Haha. What do you think? Crackle or matte?