Oct 3, 2014

Lara Stone | Black Metallic Nails

Lara Stone (and her nicely shaped nails) has got me thinking about black nail polish again (see the rest of this editorial from Madame Figaro, here). Remember when Chanel introduced their 'Black Satin' nail color in 2006? And suddenly Hot Topic goth nail beds became de rigueur for fashion-ites and celebrities alike?

I still have my vial of Black Satin sitting somewhere in my drawer (which I promptly followed up with a purchase of Blue Satin), but my go-to nail colors lately have been pretty neutrals, bright reds, or Jin Soon's highly-pigmented teal shade, 'Charade.' But these more modern variations on black are tempting, less goth and more mysterious. No kitschy Twilight-sparkling-in-the-sunlight going on here -- think subtle metallic shimmer lurking underneath a dark night sky.

JULEP Kendra $14 [green frost]; BUTTER LONDON Chimney Sweet $15 [charcoal grey metallic]; NARS Night Porter $20 [black with green pearl]; YVES SAINT LAURENT Bronze Aztec $27; JIN SOON Nocturne $18 [grey/black with subtle metallic finish]; CHINA GLAZE Lubu Heels $7 [black/red shimmer].
Photo: Nico for Madame Figaro, October 2013 via Fashionography

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