Sally Hansen recently released a new line of mattified nail colors that I guess are supposed to mimic velvety texture. The polish is definitely smooth with some subtle texture, but I'd say it's more fancy wall paint than velvet.
OPACITY: Opaque in one layer, maybe a few filler swipes, but no need to dry and reapply.
FINISH: Matte finish with a very subtle sheen.
*Make sure you use the correct base coat that "matches up" with the polish (it's kind of complicated actually, like some substances in polishes make them chip easier if you don't use the right base...substances I cannot spell or pronounce correctly, but it's a real thing I assure you). These are by no means long lasting, but I'm sure if I used the right base coat (one by Sally instead of Essie maybe) I would have at least gotten a little longer manicure life than the standard three to four days.
|Accent colors: Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy in Checkmate; Milani red sparkles|
|Accent nail: Revlon CGE Winning Streak; Essie pink sparkles ('scuse my edges)|
|Accent: Revlon CGE Sky's the Limit; Milani teal sparkles|
|Accent: Essie Turquoise and Caicos and Wet 'nWild Fergie gold glitter (it sucks btw, don't buy it)|
Overall, the polishes are kind of a must have if you're into matte finishes without the extra step of a mattifying top coat. I don't know if they are still available in stores (the kiosk I saw them in said "limited edition"), but they are available online.