Copy Ferne McCann's matte black nails from as little as £1.99 with our simple how-to

Published Thursday, Sep 22 2016, 10:37 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Former TOWIE star Ferne McCann is soaring high in the beauty stakes at the moment and we've just fallen head-over-heels for her latest look!

Earlier in the week, the reality babe turned TV presenter took to Instagram to show off her amazing matte lips (which you can copy here, FYI) and she proved that she simply can't get enough of the Kylie Jenner-inspired trend and opted for a full set of matte nails, too!

A photo posted by Ferne McCann (@fernemccann) on

The best part, though? You don't have to sit in the salon chair for hours on end to achieve talons as fierce as Ferne's, because the beauty bargain hunter in us has got you covered. You can thank us later!

If hefty acrylics aren't your thing, don't worry - matte finishes look just as f-a-b-u-l-o-u-s on shorter nails - just be sure to square them off.

We absolutely love the Margaret Dabbs Crystal Precision Nail File £12 - no matter which way you file, it won't tear or splinter your talons - perfect if you're in a rush.

Margaret Dabbs Crystal Precision Nail File £12, 5th January 2015

Margaret Dabbs Crystal Precision Nail File £12

To make sure your chosen colour lasts, buff the surface of your nail and apply a single slick of base coat. Nails Inc's Superfood Basecoat, £15 strengthens weak nails which prevents chipping in the long run.

Nails Inc Nailkale Superfood Basecoat, £15 10th August 2015

Nails Inc Nailkale Superfood Basecoat £15

Deborah Lippmann Smooth Operator 4 Way Nail Buffer £10, 7th January 2016

Smooth Operator 4 Way Nail Buffer £10

Next, nab Miss Sporty's new Check Matte nail polish in Total Darkness, £1.99 and use the three-stroke method to paint your digits. One stripe in the middle, one on either side, et voila! There's no need for a topcoat.

Miss Sporty Check Matte nail polish in Total Darkness £1.99 21 September 2016

Check Matte nail polish in Total Darkness £1.99

If you want to experiment with different colours but don't want to shell out on mattes, just grab the Barry M Matte Topcoat - a bargain at £2.99 - and swipe it over your chosen shade of polish.

Barry M Matte Topcoat £2.99, 5th January 2015

Barry M Matte Topcoat £2.99

"Matte & Midi. New Nails," Ferne captioned her nelfie (nail selfie, obvs!) and of course, it wasn't long before the likes (11.6K the last time we counted) and comments came flooding in.

The Only Way Is Essex's Ferne McCann shows us how to get matte pink lips, Instagram, 19 September 2016

© Instagram / @fernemccann

"Wow, love the colour!" wrote one Insta-user, while another said, "Love love love the matte nails! They are lush!"


Ferne isn't the only celeb to give us heaps of nails envy of late, as Love Island's Olivia Buckland showed off her stunning, Fashion Week-inspired glitter tips, while Ibiza Weekender star Imogen Townley went all out with gems, diamantes and a whole 'loada sparkle in time for filming.

We're SO inspired.

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