How To Make A Cheap Matte Black Nail Polish
Using Elmer's Glue And Black Gel Paste Food Color
Don't ask me why I did this...lol I was curious what glue would do on my nail if I mixed in a gel paste food color. Well, it worked but it stained my nail...However fingernail polish remover took the stain right off.
I took a small container and poured some white Elmers glue into the tiny plastic jar and then I added 1 drop of the gel paste food color. This turned it totally black. I mixed it up and took a paintbrush and painted it on my nail. I wasn't going to paint all my nails, because I was just testing this to see what it would do. It gave my nails a matte finish. My daughter said it looked chalkboard nails to her.
As you can see from the picture I painted my nails really sloppy. I was not worried about making it pretty, I just wanted to see if this actually worked. (so just ignore the tacky painted nail)
This picture shows the 2 nails dry with a matte finish, and the other nail was wet because I just got done painting it.