The glitz and glamour of New York Fashion Week never fail—from the makeup, the outfits, down to the perfectly manicured nails. There were some hot fall nail trends that made waves during NYFW, and have become more popular at salons near you.
Here are 5 of the hottest fall nail trends that are taking the world by storm and for you to try ASAP.
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Warm, dark colors are ALWAYS in style for fall. Put away your pastels and your neons, because matte and velvet dark nails gives a high fashion impression. Dark nails were already spotted on the runway, with Phillip Lim’s models sporting a smoky forest green with a dark berry shade, at the Oscar de la Renta show (pictured above), and Badgley Mischka. Try matching this fall nail trend with one of our Lip Velour Matte Lipsticks ($14) as a subtle complementary shade for equally intense pigment.
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No, we don’t mean the aluminum foil in your pantry. Transfer foil is a quick way to give a manicure a boost with no mess and endless possibilities. It makes a high impact on nails by helping them appear holographic, sparkly, and add an extra dimension. Plus, no more failing at trying to recreate some elaborate marble nail on Pinterest. Try combining them with stamp nail art and our Double Matte Whip Liquid Lipstick ($13) to give both your nails and your lips that extra edge.
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Who said bling was only for jewelry? Combining them with a manicure has been spotted on the Creatures of Comfort and Sophia Webster runway show. The jewels can be as tiny as a small little rhinestone or as large and edgy as the ones found in The Blonds runway show, where over 2,000 crystals were used.
French Manicures With A Twist
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Boring white tipped nails are in the past. The French manicure is getting a fall update with various iterations. You can use a glitter ombré effect as an entire manicure, as seen with Cushnie et Ochs, or just as an accent nail to go with dark, matte colors for that extra oomph. Or, experiment with negative space to create an edgy look. Not sold on those? Make opposites attract with a two toned French manicure and pair up a couple unexpected colors. For a real twist, try a half moon manicure, seen at Moschino’s runway show. But, make sure you have a square nail shape, according to manicurist Julie Kandalec, as an oval shape “doesn’t look as graphic.”
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While you may be confused that glitter could be a fall nail trend, it’s not just confined to the makeup realm anymore. And when we say glitter, we mean ALL the glitter. Don’t just settle on glitter as an accent nail. Use all the glitter you’ve got to create a holographic effect on your nails. You don’t even need to buy glitter polish—just pour glitter on your wet nails. Just be sure to have a vacuum handy once your nails dry.
If you’d rather not make a huge mess for the sake of nail art, you don’t have to look much further than Amazon. Essie’s Summit of Style was used for glittery French tips and top coats, and lucky for us, costs less than ($10). For a less chunky glitter look, try Deborah Lippmann’s collection for ($20).
While this is not nail art, SNS and dip nails have been rising alongside these fall nail trends. Unlike a gel manicure which can peel off, dip nails will last through a n y t h i n g, whether it be a 9-5 job that requires typing nonstop or a grueling workout at the gym. Try incorporating one of these fall nail trends with one of these new application processes.