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Don’t have the budget to rock couture this winter? No worries—unleash your inner fashionista with a fabulous new nail hue! From bold blue to silver shimmer, here are are the shades du jour.
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Chanel Nail Colour in Paradoxal ($23, chanel.com) looks violet in the bottle, but turns a chic gray-purple on nails. We can see it following in the sell-out footsteps of Jade and Black Satin.
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This winter, classic red nails are stepping aside to make room for their darker counterparts. Essie Limited Addiction ($8; essieshop.com) is just the thing to bring out your inner vixen.
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Pop Beauty Nail Glam in O’Boy ($10, cvs.com) is an on-the-verge-of-pink shade that flatters all skin tones. The neutral hue is the perfect compliment to high-drama holiday party ensembles!
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This winter, blue hues get bolder and brighter than ever. MAC Nail Lacquer in Ming Blue ($13, maccosmetics.com) reminds us of the detail on antique Chinese plates.
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Sonia Kashuk for Target Nail Colour in Smoke and Mirrors ($3.99, target.com) is a deliciously rich metallic silver hue—the perfect accent to your holiday party LBD!
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Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer in Across the Universe (left) pays homage to the 2007 movie, while Bad Romance (right) is a tribute to Gaga! Layer for maximum color.($18 each, lippmanncollection.com)
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Used on the Tracy Reese F/W 2010 runway, Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Fedora ($7; mass retailers) channels the super-soft, lush fabrics worn in the show.
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Inspired by the glamour of the 1940s, China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Emerald Fitzgerald ($6.50; sallybeauty.com) can be layered to take on a moodier, deeper green.
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Orly’s new Cosmic FX Collection is all about metallics and texture. Out of This World ($10; sallybeauty.com) is a
plummy black that will make your nails look like a brilliant, starry night.
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The mix of silver and bronze in Sephora by OPI’s Nail Colour in Already Famous ($9; sephora.com) makes it a keeper for the holidays. The sheer pewter shade is festive but oh-so sophisticated!
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