I'm not gonna get to crazy and just go witha basic long square nail with a dark/navy blue with a matte topcoat.
I'm using Sinful Colors Ciao Bella! which is sort of shimmery but I feel like it will give this matte some interesting dimension...and I'm topping it with Essie Matte About You top coat.
Tools of the trade: Buffer, polish, matte topcoat, nail envy (original), nail clips, hand lotion, nail file.
Step 2: Two coats of color Sinful Colors Ciao Bella! As even as possible matte top coat exposes all screw ups.
Step 3: Top with two coats of Essie Matte About You and admire your handy work.
Top with rings to make the nails pop.