Rimmel Pro Matte Top Coat Product Review

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It’s Mothers Day today in the UK and I enjoyed a lovely couple of hours to myself so I thought I would try out a new product I purchased.

The product is called Rimmel Pro Matte Top Coat and it claims to Give a velvety ‘Matte Finish’ over your nail polish! I love any kind of nail design so I’ve decided to include a real quick easy tutorial to demonstrate the use of this product and whether it stands up to that claim!
All you will need is the following products plus your favourite base and glossy top coat.

Firstly paint your nails as normal.  Base Coat + Colour + Glossy Top Coat.
For my colour I have chosen to use one of my favourite Reds by Chanel Le Varnis Nail Colour in 159 FIRE

For the next step – With the Perfect nail tip stickers place a sticker carefully across the end of each nail covering this area entirely. Your nails must be fully dry before doing this!

Once the stickers are in place, paint the visible part of the nail with the Rimmel Matte Topcoat.

Don’t worry if you paint over the stickers as these are there to prevent the product to cover that area as all will hopefully be revealed when the stickers are removed!

As you paint with the topcoat you will see it still looks glossy until it starts to dry when it becomes that velvety matte finish.

Wait for it to dry thoroughly and then carefully remove the stickers

There you go! Lovely glossy Red French Tips just what I hoped for…

This product and the stickers could be used for a number of designs with all different colours.
The only slight problem I found is the matte topcoat is quite thick and really you only need a very thin layer as although it looked and felt quite dry when I removed the stickers it did lift the varnish a little. My advice is to really leave it to dry for a while to prevent any scuffs or dents.

Let me know if you’ve tried this brand or any others similar?

Love Jo x

Jo Coletta
Jo Coletta is a London based freelance Hair & Makeup Artist whose recent credits include regular on line and print editorials and advertising campaignsWorking with the Ultimate Lifestylist Naomi Isted for the past few years as her Hair & Makeup Artist Jo has attended numerous celebrity events and worked very closely with Naomi for her hit international TV series Harley Street Beauty.She can be seen regularly assisting back stage at London Fashion Week and Mens Collections and most recently was the key Makeup Artist for Ravensbourne College catwalk show for Graduate Fashion Week.With a keen eye for the latest trends in Fashion, Beauty, Hair & Makeup Jo loves to share her beauty and makeup tips and experiences via her online social media.Jo is extremely proud to be a contributor at The Ultimate Lifestylist and encourages and looks forward to all the readers feedback and comments.

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