Make Your Own Matte Nail Paint At Home FTW!

  • Siya Mehta
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With so many different makeup brands that are cruelty free available in India, here is how you can use those products and make a matte nail paint while sitting at home!


Prep Time

20 mins

Cook Time

Total Time

20 mins


A small bowl

A spoon

Two tablespoons of cornstarch

A sifter

A straw

Some toothpicks

Base coat

Vegan Nail polish

To the great benefit of animals and people, several companies have started nail polish lines which are cruelty free and vegan. Here is a list of a few brands available in India.

  • Body shine organics Pvt Ltd (V)

  • La flora Organics

  • Kryolan Professional Makeup

  • Kenisha handcrafted natural products

  • Dermalogica

  • Forest essentials

  • NYX

So now you can feel guilty-free by using these cosmetic brands! Here is my very own recipe of how you can transform your shiny and glossy nailpaints into a matte one at home! 

matte nail paint


1. Take 2 full tablespoons of cornstarch and sieve them into a small bowl. Make sure that the texture is very fine and not lumpy.

2. Take the nailpolish of your choice and make sure you use a partially full bottle to avoid overflow.

3. Fill a straw from one end and tap it gently into the nail polish bottle so that the cornstarch fills up inside the bottle.

matte nail paint

4. Use a toothpick carefully to mix the content well.

5. Close the bottle tightly and shake it until the colour is even and uniform.

6. Your matte nail paint will now be ready to use!

matte nailpaint

Test your polish on a scrap of paper, let it dry so that you can see what it truly looks like. If the nailpolish is too thick, add a drop or two of nailpolish thinner and if it's not matte enough, add in some more cornstarch.


Siya Mehta

Siya is in her first year of college studying Bachelors in Journalism. She's always looking to do some DIY and creative projects that keep life exciting. She has keen interests in photography and fashion and loves to try new things.

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