By now, loyal readers probably know that Nail Klub loves statement-making manicures. Cat faces, lumberjacks, psychedelic swirls — no design is too daring. And yet, we’ve also found that get-noticed nails don’t have to be painstakingly detailed or dramatic. Take the matte-finish manicure we tried for this post. By mixing household cornstarch — yep, the stuff in your pantry — into a few drops of clear top coat, you can create a subtle, yet snazzy, effect that adds instant intrigue to your digits.
The cornstarch mixture paints on clear, but upon drying, takes on the translucent beauty of frosted glass — the more cornstarch, the more opaque the polish. Easy and effortless, this technique causes as many head turns and second glances as the cutest cat face pattern. Give our simple tutorial a try, and share what you thought of the sophisticated results!