Must have nail polishes for fall
With the cooler months just around the corner, now is the time to shelve summer’s bright tones and experiment with earthy nail polish hues. Manicure trends for the fall season evoke the faded natural elements left behind by the strong sunlight and heat of summer, with strong burnt oranges, versatile neutrals and charcoal greys, the pick of the crop.
Gloomy skies and rain might be our least favourite part of fall, but Topshop’s nail polish in Rainy Day will certainly please. This grey-blue suits all skin tones and gives a nice touch of colour which isn’t overpowering in any way. While those seeking something a bit more daring should check out Leighton Denny’s Prohibition. From the nail care brand’s new Roaring ‘20s-inspired collection, this slate grey polish with cream finish is simultaneously sultry and moody. Essie’s Now and Zen is another in-demand hue, with the cement grey varnish featuring the faintest touch of sage green.
Vivid orange shades look great with the warm shades of autumn attire and make for the perfect transitional hue between summer and fall. When it comes to sunset hues, Soigne’s Ombre Solaire, is a great option, as it has a flattering gold undertone, reminiscent of crisp, fallen leaves. And OPI have collaborated with actress Kerry Washington to create the Yank My Doodle Nail Varnish; a tawny copper hue with a long-wearing, chip-resistant finish. Easy to apply, the highly-pigmented nail polish glides effortlessly onto the nail to deliver salon-style results.
Fall’s newly launched neutrals are so wearable they are redefining the notion of nudes. From taupes to almonds, this polish trend is always effortlessly chic. A top choice for the season has to be Nailberry’s Honesty polish, a creamy dark beige which looks great on rounded or oval-shaped manicures. And in what may be described as the perfect taupe, Zoya Nail Polish in Noah is evenly based between yellow and grey with full coverage and smooth application. Want to update your nude nails? Why not try a reverse French manicure using two contrasting neutrals, and for a nod to the metallic trend, add metal studs to an accent nail.