February 23, 2013

NYFW FALL 2013: The Best of Backstage Beauty — Nails

nailcolorsrachelzoemaybellinefall2013[The custom nail color blend by Maybelline at Rachel Zoe; all images by Julia DiNardo]

We love nails! We love nails! It’s so exciting to discover eyecatching digits created in custom colors and innovative techniques. Come along and enjoy the fall 2013 nail looks with us:

essie fall 2013 helmut lang

At Helmut Lang, Gina Edwards for essie made a bumped up neutral, matte nail to create a ‘color but no color’ look by using essie’s First Base Base Coat, two layers of  Sand Tropez , paired with the matte about you matte top coat to finish off the sleek, chic vibe.

dvf essie polish 2013

It’s time to bring out those ultra girly hues at Diane von Furstenberg, as Michelle Saunders for essie went for a super clean look to compliment the David Bowie and animal print-inspired collection by keeping the mani clean with just the first base base coat and essie’s apricot cuticle oil(one of my favorites!) while the little toesies got two colors layered on them — base coat + plumberry + miami nice and good to go top coat.

mara hoffman nails maybellineMara Hoffman…is awesome! And Honey for Maybelline created a great nail look that has a moon shape at the tip of the nail, using Maybelline’s Onyx Rush and Audacious Asphalt hues.

ladylike essie carolina herrera

Carolina Herrera had the prettiest of soft pinks, as Gina Edwards for essie went with lady like, only after applying a base coat and following up with good to go topcoat.

naeem khan essie nails fall 2013

Naeem Khan knew exactly what he wanted for the nails– a devil red,” explained Michelle Saunders for essie. With the tinge being more black than red, Saunders layered licorice with Bordeaux to get the deep deep hue, richer than an oxblood color.

morgan taylor nails betsey johnson

Of course nails had to be over the top but completely playful at Betsey Johnson; Michelle Class, the nail tech for Morgan Taylor created several nail looks by the professional nail laqcuer brand (launching in June!) with the artificial nails reading “BJKA” (Betsey Johnson kicks ass) in the shades of Little Black Dress with All White as the written hue to really pop on the runway.

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