I love matte & suede finish polishes. I traded my friend Carla-Rose a Nubar 2010 for You Don't Know Jacques Suede. The formula on the suedes is very tricky. It seems like you need to do one coat without going over anything! It starts to ball up and drag when I tried to level it out. I tried waiting a while for it to dry before I did another coat but I had the same problem. I love the look but I could use some application tips ladies!
I love my OPI Russian Navy Suede! This is 2 coats and a topcoat. I love it with or without a topcoat. Gorgeous! My heart would break if I ever lost the ring in this picture. Without a doubt my favorite material possession. I picked it up in New Orleans several years ago.
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This is another of my Dollar Tree finds and I love it! The finish is a cross between a metallic and suede. Maybelline Blue Aluminum looks like a super shiny chrome in bright light or from a distance, but up close and in low light, the finish is very similar to O.P.I.'s Suede collection. A beautiful and extremely unique icy blue! This is 2 coats. It was a little gloopy but still pretty easy to apply. This polish dries super fast! I went to sleep within 20 minutes with no topcoat didn't mess it up at all. It dries to the touch in a minute or two. Wish I'd been able to find a back up of this beauty! The first picture shows the suede finish. The second is me trying to get a shot of the polish looking metallic. Please feel free to make fun of my "I'm concentrating really hard on not moving my hands" face.