Nykaa Matte Nail Enamel Almond Crumble – Review, Swatches

Heya everybody! Spring is on full swing and we’re all switching from feeling comfy to feeling a little hot. 🙂 Today I would talk about Nykaa pastel matte nail paint shade in Almond Milkshake. This was my second try from this range after S’mores Milkshake that I’ve reviewed here. I have done a little experimenting this time, and I would share with you all subsequently.

Product Desription :

Nykaa Matte Nail Lacquer Collection :

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. It’s time to embrace your chic, daring side with these alluring matte nail paints.

Our fashion-forward matte nail polish collection is bound to win every fashionista’s heart with its rich pigments and long-lasting color. From urban-chic pastels to daring deep hues, our matte collection has something for your every mood.

Almond Crumble (Shade No.10) : Dip your pinkies in the glorious warmth of Almond Crumble. Fall head over heels with the sweet yet naughty nude brown hue and let your nails do all the talking.

Nykaa Matte Nail Lacquer - Almond Crumble
Nykaa Matte Nail Lacquer – Almond Crumble
What it does :
  • The exquisite matte-finish nail polish formula guarantees one stroke, high-pigment matte perfection.
  • Its superior patented two-fold plasticizer prevents chipping.
  • It contains a UV filter that resists discoloration and offers a rich color pay-off.
  • Smooth and gorgeous coverage in a single coat and a stunning, plumping effect in a double coat.
  • These beautiful shades will make sure your nails are best-dressed always.
What is it formulated WITHOUT :

The Nykaa Matte Nail Lacquer Collection is FIVE FREE. These matte nail polish formulas are not only made without the three most common chemicals found in nail polishes (Toluene, DBP and Formaldehyde), but also without two other very dangerous chemicals (Formaldehyde Resin and Camphor).
The Nykaa Matte Collection is NOT tested on animals (just on our team!) and contains no animal-derived ingredients.

The nail enamels in Nykaa Matte Nail Lacquer Collection is priced at INR 199 each, and certain combos are frequently on discount. These are exclusively available at nykaa.com.

Nykaa Matte Nail Lacquer - Almond Crumble
Nykaa Matte Nail Lacquer – Almond Crumble

My Overview of the Product :

The packaging is similar in all nail paints of the Nykaa matte nail range – frosted bottle with a sleek matte black applicatorAlmond Crumble is a nude brown or a creamy shade – whichever you choose to say. It’s more like the color of peanut butter, only a little lighter. Yes true, pastels in Nykaa Matte Nail Paint range remind me quite a lot of warm nights by the fire, and ice creams and early morning breeze. 🙂 I already love the S’mores Milkshake one that impressed me a pretty lot!

This particular shade however, applies a little streaky unlike S’mores Milkshake. It also doesn’t give an opaque finish on first application. I was little surprised with this because I had high hopes after my tryst with S’mores Milkshake. So I needed two coats to make this shade work. The Nykaa matte nail paints are not very quick-drying and do not stay matte for more than a day-and-a-half. Almond Crumble was no exception. But it certainly did not chip at the end of two days. Now as I said, I did a little experimenting this time and applied a top coat after a day-and-a-half, when my nails started getting that reflective surface I talked about in this post. It’s sad that Nykaa doesn’t have a matte nail top coat to accompany these wonderful shades.

Nykaa Matte Nail Lacquer - Almond Crumble : Swatches
Nykaa Matte Nail Lacquer – Almond Crumble : Swatches

Post applying the top coat nail enamel, also from Nykaa (the shade Sugar Syrup), the matte look was completely over and the nails looked glossy. It didn’t look bad though. Now now, yes, 2 coats of Almond Crumble + top coat lasted me a whole of ten days without chipping! Amazing indeed. The Nykaa matte nail paints come infused with plasticizer, which contributes in the longevity of these lacquers on nails and a UV filter, that prevents discoloration and fading. 🙂

The Final Verdict :

I already confessed how much I love what Nykaa delivers at a pocket-friendly budget. Almond Crumble reminds me a lot of Amul Kool and ice creams, but I think I like S’mores Milkshake more on my nails. Also, this shade applies a little uneven and needs at least two coats to give that opaque matte finish. Overall however, Nykaa Matte Nail Enamel in Almond Crumble is a nice pastel shade for daily wear and lasts really long, though the matte finish is evident for the first two days only. If you don’t mind a glossy finish, you can always top this off with a nail top coat for better longevity! 🙂

Nykaa Matte Nail Lacquer - Almond Crumble : Swatches
Nykaa Matte Nail Lacquer – Almond Crumble : Swatches

My Rating : 4.5/5


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