In the last post, I highlighted some trendy make-up looks for this season and in this post, the attention turns to nails!
I think during Fashion Week, there was a general trend of more elaborate nail art. I’m guessing that this trend started when OPI released their Shatter range of top coats a few months back. Suddenly, girls realised that they no longer needed to have typically pretty and safe French manicures. It’s okay to have deconstructed yet polished looks on their nails. This means yes to intricate or even cutesy nail art but to still keep it looking haute, make sure that it’s kept within a dark palette and restricted to three colours max. Think tuxedo-inspired looks like the one below instead of cutesy strawberry prints.
Cute, no? See how the black and silver chrome shades keep it from looking too kitschy?
Here are a few more interesting looks that keep to the two-toned trend:
A single accent nail painted a different colour from the others.
Models rocking the red-and-black nail trend.
If you want to try this look, I recommend combining Eyeko’s Saucy Polish and Eyeko Cosmic Polish (SGD9.50 each) for a more interesting look. The Saucy Polish is a classic red that doesn’t get clumpy and goes on smoothly. Two coats are all you need for a rich colour. To get the black tips, use the Cosmic Polish to add a subtle shine. The Cosmic Polish has a midnight black base colour infused with little flecks of multi-coloured glitter which shines subtly under bright lights.
Another look I love. It’s easy enough to try on your own at home but edgy enough to get people talking. It’s kind of like the reverse white base, black tip French Manicure that was so popular last year but less severe. I really love the contrast of clear polish and neon pink polish. For those of you who aren’t able to rock neon pink tips at work, you could try toning it down a little with Eyeko’s Coral Polish. It’s a punchy pink shade that can help bring some leftover summer cheer into Fall look. For more details on Eyeko Coral Polish, click here.
Red nails at Sue Wong. Proof that naughty red nails never go out of style. See? It pays to invest in a bottle of Eyeko Saucy Polish.
And this is my favourite look of all! I don’t know how they did this but I’m loving the opal effect of the nail art. Marbled nails were in for awhile last year and this is a similar look but more refined – a look you can wear to the office.
(All pictures from Fashion Week taken from www.nailsmag.com)
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