This totally works. When you apply it the first few seconds it doesn't seem Matt at all but then when it starts drying up you start seeing it much better. The only thing is that after it looks matt it doesn't dry up until some more time. A few of my nails got nicked because I started driving less than 5 minutes after so. It's very hard to scratch off, but that may be because of the lower coat of red that I have on.