As summer draws to a close and the neon glaze begins to fade slowly, we are going to change the bright bottles for hues inspired by autumn. But what color stories can we expect to see change when temperatures start to drop?
Michelle Saunders, celebrity manicure, gives an expert helping hand: “This year, I expect the nail trend to reflect the colors of the season : rust and paprikas, suede gray and hints of metallic. ” Do you like a moment of chic nail art? Don’t despair, it’s not going anywhere either. Below, a breakdown of each trend, as well as our favorite polishes.
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Manicurist Celebrity Mazz Hanna’s favorite fall color is burnt orange. “It’s the ideal transition shade, because it can play in summer and fall.” To try the trend for yourself, check out OPI’s Suze Needs a Loch-smith ($ 10.50), a shade Sigourney Nuñez, training manager at OPI North America, described as “pumpkin orange juice to pumpkin ”, CND Creative Play varnish in Nuttin ‘to Wear ($ 6.50) (top) or Rocky Rose Essie ($ 9), a mixture of classic terracotta and burnt rose (bottom).
Nuñez says that another color that we will see fall a lot in fall is a vi luxurious olet in dark to light tones. “The rich purple hues inspired by the Amethyst geodes of Uruguay are another warm fall color,” adds Hanna. “Think of a slightly lighter shade of cult favorite Lincoln Park After Dark, but instead of looking almost black when applied, look for something with a slightly softer purple hue,” she says. A suitable choice: the BPR Good Girls Gone Plaid from the BPR ($ 10.50), presented below.
Metallic emerald is another color that you would expect to see everywhere. “It’s a great color to complement the black, romantic grunge leopard and leopard looks seen at Marc Jacobs and Alexander McQueen’s fall 2019 runway shows,” said Hanna. Her favorite? Orly Air of Mystique ($ 9.50). For a more lasting shine, opt for CND Shellac nail polish in Aura (top); or for a glitter cuff that is chic, not tacky, look no further than the LeChat Metallux collection (below).
The neutral classics
Then there are the classic fall staples: gray, navy blue and eggplant. “These colors are timeless, go with just about everything and are the LBD of the nail world,” said Hanna. Anastasia Totty, educator at LeChat. The bright neon colors of summer will be replaced by “neutral coffee-like tones like mauve and light brown”. Londontown always plays in neutral players (top), Kateri de Zoya (middle) is the perfect cocoa shade, and Cashmere Crisis by ORLY ($ 9.50) is the perfect summer-fall-gray gray ( below).
According to Saunders, fall nail art will imitate the textiles we see at the fashion. “Big sweaters, metallic brocades and elegant pants give way to bold and graphic nail art,” she says.
“If you’re feeling adventurous, try asking your fashion professional for nail art using the” sugar technique “or” sweater nails “,” explains Nuñez. “The sugar technique combines gel polish with acrylic powder and gives a raised, mat and playful result.”
Totty says that negative space designs will play a major role in the fall. “You can make it stronger by adding a layer of cool pink to give the natural nail a shiny look with a minimal line,” adds Nuñez. His top coat shade of choice for that: the bubble bath.