Nykaa Tender Tulle, Lavender Panna Cotta, Matcha Tiramisu Nail Polishes – Review & Swatches

Nykaa Tender Tulle, Lavender Panna Cotta, Matcha Tiramisu Nail Polishes – Review & Swatches

Hello ladies! Nail polish day it is. Let me get one thing straight. My nails are H-O-R-R-I-B-L-E. They have a mind of their own. They will not grow, will remain yellow no matter what I try and chip and break. But then, they can’t really be blamed you know. For someone pathetically into biting nails for 23 years, I made a super quick recovery but sadly my nails didn’t. So the only way to hide them from common glares is by using beautiful nail polishes and what better than our very own NYKAA MATTE NAIL POLISH.

Nykaa matte nail polish Lavender panna cotta tender tulle matcha tiramisu

As much as I like glitters, my love for matte goes far and beyond. But in India, it is hard to get true matte nail polishes. Until Nykaa decided to make them. They were launched way back in 2016, but I got my hands on them only recently.

There are two different ranges here. One is the Nude Matte Collection featuring all nude shades and the Matte Collection which has pastel shades as well as darker ones. Nail polishes from both the ranges have identical features except the colors. I bought one shade from the Nude Collection (Tender Tulle) and two from the latter (Matcha Tiramisu and Lavender Panna Cotta). I will be sharing three Nykaa matte nail polish reviews with you today.

Nykaa matte nail polish review

NYKAA MATTE NAIL POLISH REVIEW:

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION OF NYKAA MATTE NAIL POLISH:

Get your nails runway ready with Nykaa’s Matte Nail Lacquer Collection. Keep these gorgeous shades on standby for the times when you want a more sophisticated vibe. Presenting tempting shades that dry to a stunning matte finish, this collection is dedicated for the ‘it’ girl in you. Bare it all with these gorgeous shades.

Our fashion-forward Nude Matte Nail Polish Collection is bound to win every fashionista’s heart with its rich pigments and long-lasting color. From demure pinks to warm, fuzzy browns, our Nude Matte Nail Enamel Collection has got you covered for the season!

SHADES AVAILABLE IN NYKAA MATTE NAIL POLISH:

Nude Matte Collection :

Noughat Bar, Milk Chocolate, French Toast, Tender Tulle, Pink Ruffle, Very Vanilla, Corny Creampuff, Nutcracker Dreams.

Matte Collection:

White Chocolate Ganache, Black Cherry Pie, Black Sesame Pudding, Almond Crumble, Squid Ink Mousse, Lavender Panna Cotta, Blueberry Frosting, Cool Blue Granita, Blueberry Macaron, S’mores Milkshake, Matcha Tiramisu, Popsicle, Key-Lime Sush, Pink Lemonade, Blueberry Sorbet, Strawberry Shrotcake, Chia Pudding, Emerald Isle, Royal Amethist, Blueberry Compote, Pink Meringue, Lilac Stones, Blue Jellybean, Lemonade Fizz, Raspberry Tart, Ruby Blaze, Sapphire Dreams, Spiced Gingerbread, Cherry Pop, Lavender Gelato.

INGREDIENTS:

No Toluene, DBP, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin or Camphor. They are not tested on animals and contain no animal-derived ingredients. Gotta love Nykaa!

HOW TO USE NYKAA MATTE NAIL POLISH:

  1. Apply a clear base coat on to your nails.
  2. Apply one coat of polish and let it dry completely.
  3. Apply another coat.
  4. Apply a clear matte top coat.

MY EXPERIENCE WITH NYKAA MATTE NAIL POLISH:

Packaging:

The polishes come in standard glass bottles, no surprises in there. The shade number is written at the top, the name is written on the label at the side and the bottles are frosted which looks super cute. The brush is small, flat and good enough for short nails.

Quantity:

9 ml.

Shelf life: 2 years

Consistency:

These are creamy and smooth and not runny or watery, probably because they’re matte.

Application:

I have a tiny issue here. Due to thicker consistency, the nail paints tend to appear streaky. In order to avoid this, try applying with a lighter hand.

Texture:

True matte. Like 100% matte. No other word for it.

Colour:

1.Lavender Panna Cotta : 

 A pretty lavender shade that instantly brightens up your fingers. If you like purple hues, this one’s   yours. You can check out the Nykaa pastel nail enamel swatches below:

Nykaa pastel nail enamel swatches
with one swipe
Nykaa matte nail polish in Lavender Panna Cotta
with two swipes

2. Matcha Tiramisu:

A dark greenish grey shade. This shade makes my fingers look a bit dull but the unique colour enriches my collection, so it’s totally worth having. If you have pale skin this will look gorgeous.

Nykaa matte nail polish in Matcha Tiramisu
with one swipe
Nykaa matte nail polish
with two swipes

3.Tender Tulle:  

I’m in love with this shade. It is a rosy pink which goes well with all dresses so you don’t need to keep changing your polish. 

Nykaa matte nail polish in tender tulle
with one swipe
Nykaa matte nail polish review
with two swipes

Drying time:

These dry up in a jiffy so you don’t need to be afraid of smearing your polish.

Lasting Power:

With a good base and a top coat and light (or no) housework, these easily stay a week. Without any of those and heavy work, it starts to chip in 3-4 days.

Removal:

Any decent nail polish remover takes it off. No colour staining occurs even with the dark green.

PRICE:

All shades retail for Rs.199 except for Lavender Panna Cotta which is priced at Rs.288. You can get them cheaper if you buy combos (pack of 2 or 3).

nykaa best matte nail polish

To sum up,

PROS OF NYKAA MATTE NAIL POLISH:

  1. Super-fast drying.
  2. Available in a wide range of awesome colours.
  3. Free of harsh chemicals.
  4. True matte finsih which looks very professional.

CONS OF NYKAA MATTE NAIL POLISH:

  1. Lasting power could have been better.
  2. Application might be a little streaky.

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WOULD I RECOMMEND/REPURCHASE:

Yes Yes Yes! I soo wish this Nykaa matte nail paint range had a matte top coat too. That would have completed the set. Nevertheless, I’m going to keep buying until Nykaa runs out of stock. The brand is slowly introducing more and more shades in this range so keep an eye on the beautiful textures and finishes being introduced at such affordable rates.

Where to get:

You can buy Nykaa nail polish online on Nykaa website or Nykaa stores easily.

Are you searching for a matte nail polish online? Read the Nykaa nail polish review above before selecting the shades you want to purchase. 

Written by: Shreya Bhattacharyya.

This Post Has 53 Comments

  1. Wow I absolutely and totally love all these awesome nail polish colors!!! They are truly vibrant and beautiful!

    1. Yes they are the best colours I have ever come accross?

  2. I really am loving the lavender color the most. I’m a big purple lover, I’ll have to try you tip of putting down a clear base coat.

    1. A base coat helps protect your nails so try not to omit it? as for the nail polish there are more purple based colours check them out at nykaa’s website?

  3. love it

    1. Me too? thanks so much?

  4. That lavendar is stunning. I didn’t know that nail polish has a two year shelf life!

    1. It is! Other shades are great too check them out?

  5. I think the lavender is the prettiest of these. Perfect for the spring we are all hoping for.

    1. Ooo I love it too?

  6. Lavender does looks really nice. Love how all the colors came out though, magic of putting clear base coat down 🙂

    1. Yup! A good base coat is a must?

  7. I like the lavender and the greenish grey color the most. How I wish I could do my own manicure without messing it up.

    1. You can apply your polish and then
      use a cotton bud to clear the edges up. That will give you clean manicures. Also you can use corrector pens which are easily available on Amazon?

  8. These look amazing! I’ve been nail blogging for 5 years and never come across this brand, I will have to look them up! The Lavander Panna Cotaa is my fave. As for your damaged nails I’d like to suggest OPI ‘Nail Envy’ – These save my nails so much!

    1. Surely check it out! This brand has a wide range of other products too? Thanks so much for the suggestion I shall definitely give OPI a try??

  9. I’m really loving matte nail polishes lately! All these colours are beautiful, but I’m really digging the Tender Tulle clour.

    1. That one’s my favorite too! I love pink hues? Thanks so much?

  10. I LOVE matte as well. Looks so chic and clean. My fave would be Tender Tulle, so pretty! The best aspect of these polishes is that it dries quickly. Gorgeous color!

    1. I know right!Matte feels like there’s nothing on my nails? Tender tulle is my fav colour too but there are a lot of options in this range u can try
      them all out ?

  11. Nice review. All the above shades are lovely and its difficult to pick one among them…

    1. Haha that happens with me too? Thanks so much?

  12. Nice review. All the above shades are lovely and its difficult to pick one among them…

  13. I used to bite my nails as well when I was little but my nails have recovered and now I only get them done at the nail salon. I like the lavender shade, it’s so pretty on your nails. Indeed it is matte and elegant.

    1. Thanks so much Joanna ? I am waiting for the day when my nails would recover ?

  14. oh my nails are awful . I hide them under acrylics. I stick to white tip most of the time but i’m loving these colours so might branch out a little more

    1. I tried acrylics but then got fed up of the maintenance issue? I do quite a bit of housework so they never really worked for me? Anyways, do check this range of nail polishes out?

  15. You have lovely nails. I’d love to be able to keep polish on, but try as I might, it just doesn’t happen! My daughter is a nail biter and just started using that paint that tastes horrible to stop biting. So far, so good after a week!!

    1. Thanks so much Jodi? The previous reply was for Joanna it got there by mistake. I used bitter polishes too to stop myself from biting them? As for your nails you can try using a good top coat to extend the stay?

  16. Thanks so much Joanna ? I am waiting for the day when my nails would recover?

  17. I love the lavender shade! Matte nail polishes has been my favorite lately. I’m going to check this brand out!

    1. Matte is a rage these days and they look so elegant? Sure do check them out! Thanks so much?

  18. These colours are so vibrant. I like the lilac looking one the most. I definitely have to check out this brand.

    1. It’s one of my favorite brands for nail lacquers? Thanks Sue ?

  19. Those are some cute nail polish color. I do really like to learn how to paint my nails and want to learn also nail arts. and I really like the most is this dark greenish grey shade.

    1. Thank you so much ? there are a lot of blogs and YouTube videos regarding nail arts and application of nail polish. You can learn very easily from them. Check them out?

  20. So nice to enjoy spring colors – I have to keep reminding myself that it is right around the corner. I am impressed by the coverage with one coat, and the lasting power. I will look into these.

    1. I love to use spring colours even in the winter because everything around is so dull around this time?

  21. Lavender Panna Cotta is my absolutely favourite – it’s my perfect purple! 🙂

    1. You surely must be a purple lover? I’m in the pink league myself but I do love lavender panna cotta. It instantly brightens up my boring nails??

  22. These do look a little streaky but hopefully it would be okay after a couple of coats. I love the purple colour, it’s so bright and beautiful.

    1. It’s good when you don’t take too much product at once? Thanks so much?

  23. Every time I saw each colour it was my favourite. I now love them all!

    1. Hahaha well thank goodness I didn’t review all the shades then??? Thanks so much Elinor?

  24. The three colours look amazing on you! I also love matte nail polish and I recently got a matte topcoat that turns any colours into matte!

    1. Aww thank you Nati??

  25. Loving these colors, but I’m a glossy kind of girl. I’m really digging the Tiramisu color. Looks great against your skin.

    1. Oh really? I thought it looked kinda dull. Thanks for the compliment? At least now I can assure myself I didn’t waste my money on that one LOL ??

  26. Really digging all the colours but the green is just screaming out at me. It’s gorgeous!

    1. Oo I never thought there would be so many green lovers? Thanks so much?

  27. Oo I never thought there would be so many green lovers? Thanks so much?

  28. All of those colors are really stunning, I love the pink or purple the best. This is a really good review. I will have to check this polish out. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks so much Ariel? You have a beautiful name??

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