Fall 2012 Nail Polish Trends
Navy goes glamorous in deep dark blue with added shimmer -- the perfect polish for a starry night.
Butter London Nail Lacquer on Metallic Navy Blue, $14; sephora.com
NARS Nail Polish in Night Flight, $18; narscosmetics.com
From the sky to the shore: Swirls of sea greens, foamy blues, and hints of gold, conjure up images of sandy surf and crystal waters. Give your nails their dream vacay in these mermaid hues.
Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer in Mermaid's Dream, $18; amazon.com
China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Deviantly Daring, $6.99; sallybeauty.com
Whether you wear it on your body, your lips, or your nails, this raw and rich red is the hue of the season. Don't be afraid to match your clothes to your cosmetics -- monochromatic is in!
Dior Vernis Nail Polish in Red Ebony, $23; dior.com
RGB Cosmetics Nail Color in Oxblood, $16 , amazon.com
Swap out your girly polish for something a little tougher. These cement hues have an edge, without being too stone-cold. Pair this shade with a flirty frock and you'll be ready to hit the road.
NCLA Nail Lacquer in Downtown Dollface, $16; shopncla.com
Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer in Audacious Asphalt, $3.99; amazon.com
Textured nails are everywhere for fall, and magnetic polish lets you achieve the look in just minutes. If you hold the magnet (found in the cap) over wet nails, the metallic particles in the lacquer will create the of-the-moment pattern before they dry. It's a modern beauty breakthrough!
Nails Inc London Magnetic Polish, $16; amazon.com
Sally Hansen Nail Color Magnetics, $8.99; target.com
All that glitters is not gold...is right. These 'party in a bottle' polishes will add instant fun to any outfit, with sparkles in every color of the rainbow.
Kleancolor Nail Lacquer in Twinkly Love, $3.99; amazon.com
Milani Jewel FX Nail Lacquer in Gems. $4.99; milanicosmetics.com
A fiery mix of red, orange, and shimmer is hot this season. So add some spice to your layers of fall earthtones with a flash fire at your nails.
MAC Nail Lacquer in Stylseeker, $16; maccosmetics.com
Orly Nail Lacquer in Flicker (launches in September)
Last season's gold, silver, and bronze tones get a romantic makeover with ornate metal mixtures and delicate pink undertones.
L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Nail in Charmed I'm Sure, $5.99; lorealparisusa.com
L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Nail in Because You're Worth It, $5.99; lorealparisusa.com
Autumn is all about a no-luster polish. A layer of this topcoat, over any color, will take away shine and leave an on-trend matte finish.
Essie Matte About You Matte Finisher, $6.54; amazon.com
Aubergine hues are a perfect complement to a classic fall wardrobe. So get in touch with your groovy side in Deep Purple.
Zoya Nail Polish in Anja, $8; zoya.com
Sephora by O.P.I Nail Colour in Caffine Fix, $9.50; sephora.com