The Best Nail Polish Colours for Winter 2015
We’ve all wasted too many precious minutes at the nail salon staring at rows of gorgeous lacquers, stumped on where to even begin. Luckily, we’ve enlisted some of the top pros in the business to guide us through the best nail polish colours of the moment.
From rich purples to vivid blues, here’s exactly which hue to pick for your next mani.
Deep Burgundy: Spotted at shows such as Derek Lam and Marchesa during the Fall 2015 season, this rich shade is, according to manicurist Miss Pop, a “re-Vamp, pun intended” from the ’90s, and she’s all for it. She suggests Essie’s In the Lobby, a rich wine that will make you feel like you’re in a time warp. Manicurist Geraldine Holford recommends Dior Vernis Cosmopolite, a brand-new take on burgundy that can be worn with just one coat, and flatters any skin tone. (L to R: Dior Vernis Cosmopolite, $27; Essie’s In the Lobby, $8; Chanel Coup De Coeur, $27)
Lush Greens: Camouflage greens are also in this season, and Chanel’s Vert Obscur is your surefire way to stand out with the trend notes Miss Pop. If you want a moodier take on the hue, manicurist Fleury Rose recommends using Illamasqua’s Rampage, a perfect hunter green shade, and layering it over one coat of black polish. (L to R: Illamasqua Rampage, $18; NARS Night Porter, $20; Chanel Vert Obscur, $27)
Dark Blue: Spotted at shows such as Costello Tagliapetra and Karen Walker, jewel tone blues will be a go-to as the weather cools down. To get that hint of metallic that we all love, Fleury recommends Revlon Colour Stay Gel Envy in All In because it gives a “disco in an opium den vibe.” She warns though, always stick to dark, sparkly finishes when choosing metallic blue polishes, otherwise you can veer into bad ’80s territory. (L to R: Revlon Colour Stay Gel Envy All In, $5; Dior Darling Blue, $27; Essie Spun in Luxe, $8)
Classic Neutrals: Neutrals will always be a must-have, no matter what the season. Holford notes that Smith and Cult’s Feathers and Flesh is “the new standard in nude polish—it’s a universally flattering shade that has a slight shimmer, so it picks up the colors in your skin, creating the perfect nude just for you.” (L to R: Smith and Cult Feathers and Flesh, $18; I Cannoli Wear OPI, $9.50; Sally Hansen Gray-t Escape, $8)
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