Enchanting dark and moody nails are where are minds at for fall! walking the runways at the fall 2013 shows (zac posen comes to mind!), there were lashings of oxbloods, wines and deep burgundy - we can’t get enough of these vampy, sultry shades. dark hues work well on nails that are grown out just past the fingertips, and if you aren’t ready to don the almond shape, try rounding out square corners to keep the look oh so very now.
1. butter london in la moss
2. rgb in oxblood
3. deborah lippmann in just walk away renee
4. butter london in saucy jack
pro tips for getting the most out of these bewitching shades:
on base: start with a base coat since deep shades like these can stain the nail beds. a base coat protects and ads a barrier to keep the nails clear once you remove the polish.
funky finish: play around with the finish with a matte or super duper glossy top coat. both finishes are very on-trend for fall.
double up: two coats will work best for darker hues – keep each coat thin, not only to help them dry more quickly, but to keep ‘em streak free.