Anyone who gets her nails done knows there's an 'it' color every season. This winter, your color choice is not as big a deal as the top coat you choose. For '09 and 2010, the flat look is definitely what's in style.
This fall, Essie launched its newest product, Matte about you, a top coat designed to give any of Essie's signature polishes a matte finish. Like all of Essie's top coats, provides chip-resistant and long-lasting wear. Perfect for the millenium woman on the go.
OPI launched a line of matte polishes this fall/winter. The suede collection features a handful of OPI's darkest colors. Suede dries to a textured-looking finish and requires no top coat.
Like last winter, this winter's polish collections are rich and dark. Vampy, to be exact. Various shades of purple, mauve, and brown are highlighted in pallettes from Orly, China Glaze, Essie,OPI, and CND (formerly Creative Nail Design). Some of the purples and reds are so dark, they look black.
Because the matte look is more toned-down than a shimmer or frost, nails that are polished in dark shades convey class and conservatism and are perfect for the professional woman. Wear nails cropped and filed straight across with corners slightly rounded for a sexy sophisticated look.