It's easy to get confused with sources talking about opposing trends. Self magazine tells readers what's up in both matte and metallic.
Sula Metallic Topcat paired with Essie Loophole silver polish will give nails a glossy sheen. Minx nail coverings in a flashy color (applied by a nail tech) is a way to try a bold metallic.
A clear matte finishing lacquer such as Orly Matte Top instantly takes the shine away. Super-bright colors such as OPI Matte in La Paz-itively Hot make a big statement.