In this economic climate, the only part of me that's allowed a new Fall wardrobe is my fingertips. What my hands will be wearing this season:
I am in love with these military-inspired shades of khaki, camel and moss. And from the looks of things on the runways, so is damn near every designer on the planet.
From left: 1. Khaki Brun
, a muddy brown creme that premiered at New York Fashion Week. 2. Edyta
, a forest green sparkling with gold, olive and grey glitter. 3. Jane
by Rescue Beauty Lounge
, a pale beige with subtle pink and gold shimmer. 4. Sew Psyched
, an olive drab creme by Essie
Purple cosmetics are a huge hit this season -- but on the face these shades make me look like a zombie prostitute. Purple on the nails is infinitely more wearable.
1. Purple Passion
, a violet frost. 2. Spinning Out of Control
a deep blurple by Misa
. 3. Marrow
, a dusty plum by Butter London
. 4. Just a Little Dangerous
from Sephora by OPI
, a bold purple loaded with bright pink shimmer.
Red, red, and more red
Red nails are always in style, but this season's shades are especially rich, velvety and vibrant -- as good an excuse as any to buy several new bottles of polish.
is a dark ruby by Illamasqua
. 2. Karina
is a glittery crimson red. 3. Saucy Polish
by Brit brand Eyeko
is a deeply pigmented red creme. Opaque in one coat! 4. Riveter Rouge by China Glaze
, from the Vintage Vixen collection. It's a shimmery rust red with fine silver glitter.
Deep, inky, and nearly black -- the perfect antidote to summer's neons.
1. First Class Ticket by China Glaze, a dark purple with blue shimmer. 2. Blue Dahlia is a blackish blue creme, much darker than the image shows. From Estée Lauder. 3. Little Brown Dress by Essie, a deep espresso brown. A classic Fall color. 4. Ready to Royal by Color Club, a vampy eggplant creme.
Click to images to see how the polish looks on the nails! Khaki Brun not pictured.
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