Nail colours to try this winter
With winter on our doorstep, there’s no better time to pull out those edgy nail polish colours you’ve wanted to use all year. For this season, beauty brands are moving past basic black manicures and are offering up shades which are fun and flattering. Here are our top trends to try.
Now is the time to step away from the pastels and look to purples which will pop against your skintone and complement your everyday wardrobe. Nicola Hammon from iZ Beauty of London says this season’s purple has an amethyst-hued shine which oozes sophistication.
“Deep and vampy hues of purple are the perfect alternative to black and just as on trend,” she told Cover Media. “iZ Beauty of London’s Gel Effect Nail Polish in Upper East Side is my top pick for the season. It’s a super stylish deep purple/mauve inspired straight from shades off the catwalk.”
One of the top manicure colour picks for this season is a blue-green peacock hue. It’s the perfect match for lived-in leather boots and jewel-toned silk blouses. A favourite has to be Leighton Denny Nail Polish in Crazy Times, a stunning turquoise-jade colour with a cream finish, while Ciate London Gelology Nail Varnish in Racing Queen is another cool shade. This dark emerald green has a plumping formula which works to create a cushioned gel-like effect without the use of a UV lamp.
Another covetable colour is Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro in Wild Thing, a deep peacock green with hint of grey which works well on both manicures and pedicures.
Muted greys remain a big trend for winter, with the shade looking super chic on short, square nails.
Morgan Taylor Professional Nail Lacquer in Rule The Runway is a cool slate grey with just a hint of lilac, which looks fabulous with black outfits. While Essie Nail Polish in Now and Zen is a timeless sage grey which has an opaque finish which can pretty much be classed as a neutral. Feeling the need to treat yourself? Look no further than Christian Louboutin Miss Mars Nail Color. This gun metal grey, flecked with a blue fine-grain shimmer, is simultaneously edgy and sophisticated.