We’re still obsessed with taro tea nails, but a brighter shade is becoming increasingly popular in the manicure department: matcha.
Go vivid with an eye-catching green or milky to achieve a shade that’s akin to matcha latte, this nail colour adds a chic update to your digits, and it’s a great alternative for those who aren’t fans of bold pinks or reds.
You can even bedazzle it with touches of gold, pair it with light washes of pastel pink, or adorn it with 3D nail stickers for extra flair.
To get you started, we’ve rounded up some of the prettiest matcha green tea nail polishes that you can get your hands on. Trust us, you’ll have so matcha fun with it!
Matcha green tea nail polishes to try
Zoya Nail Polish in Ireland
Zoya’s Ireland is a flattering matcha shade, but with a unique twist. It’s a wearable green that’s muted enough for a subtle yet interesting manicure. There’s also a good balance of blue and yellow undertones, so it’s flattering on all skin tones. The shade has a gorgeous cream finish and requires only two coats to be completely opaque.
Zoya Nail Polish in Ireland retails for S$16.11. Click on the link below for the most updated price.
Essie Expressie in So Matcha Energy
Part of Essie’s limited edition, quick-dry Expressie collection, the So Matcha Energy shade is just what the doctor ordered. This blue-green hue brightens your nails fast, and the polish features the brand’s first-ever angled brush for easy application – even if you’re using your non-dominant hand. You’ll come back to this quick and easy 8-free, vegan formula again and again.
Essie Expressie in So Matcha Energy retails for S$12.08. Click on the link below for the most updated price.
Essie Nail Polish in Come On Clover
You won’t get enough of this dreamy, creamy moss shade from Essie’s nail polish range. It boasts a high-shine, glossy formula that leaves you with a smooth, long-lasting, and chip-resistant manicure. The wide brush also allows for quick, easy, and controlled application on both hands for a mistake-free, professional finish.
Essie Nail Polish in Come On Clover retails for S$12.95. Click on the link below for the most updated price.
O.P.I Nail Lacquer in How Does Your Zen Garden Grow?
You’ll feel zen in no time with this pale, lime green shade from OPI’s Tokyo collection. It’s a soft, luscious tone that’s fresh and perfect for spring. Look forward to an easy, streak-free application that delivers a pigmented wash of colour in two layers.
O.P.I Nail Lacquer in How Does Your Zen Garden Grow? retails for S$10.90. Click on the links below for the most updated prices.
HOLIKA HOLIKA Piece Matching Nails Lacquer in GR01 Green Tea Latte
This milky green hue is the closest match you’ll get to an actual matcha latte. Its long-lasting formula promises a glossy finish and rich colour payoff. Plus, it dries faster than regular nail polish, so you can resume your activities in a flash.
O.P.I Infinite Shine in Ageless Beauty retails for S$5.19. Click on the link below for the most updated price.
O.P.I Infinite Shine in Ageless Beauty
If you’re going for a subtle manicure, consider this pale pastel green shade that’s part of O.P.I’s Infinite Shine collection. it offers longer wear for those who like the look of gels, without the salon time and effort involving application and removal.
O.P.I Infinite Shine in Ageless Beauty retails for S$20. Click on the links below for the most updated prices.
Kiara Sky Nail Lacquer in Matcha Latte
Kiara Sky’s earthy green tone has a creamy finish, so you can go ahead and profess your love for the frothy beverage with a manicure. It’s bright and well balanced, offering a glassy, full coverage shine that lasts. The formula is also made without formaldehyde, toluene, and DBP, so your nails will be in good hands.
Kiara Sky Nail Lacquer in Matcha Latte retails for S$9.71. Click on the link below for the most updated price.
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