Moving from summer to fall, and before you know it, winter (yikes!), we tend to update our wardrobes accordingly, paying close attention to the latest trends and colors. So why not apply what’s happening in fashion to you nails via of-the-moment color, and various embellishments such as glitter, gems, hardware? I spoke with COVERGIRL Celebrity Nail Ayana Clark (who also artfully did my digits during New York Fashion Week) about the latest for nails for fall 2013, as well as what’s on the celebrities’ nails must-have lists! See below for the q&a:
Fashion Pulse Daily: If I buy one color only for fall/winter 2013, what should it be?
Ayana Clark: COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in Sapphire Flare (see swatch of color above)
FPD: What’s the #1 best way to ensure longevity in a regular polish manicure?
AC: The best way to ensure longevity in a regular polish manicure is to make sure the nails are dry. Water tends to make the nails soft and the dry mani holds polish a lot longer.
FPD: If one wants to DIY nail art, what are the items that one should buy, and where can they get them?
AC: For DIY nail art, the best items are nail design hand paints, which can be purchased at Duane Reade.
FPD: What’s one important thing to do when creating an at -home manicure, that most people don’t know about?
AC: For an at-home manicure, the most important thing that people don’t realize is that you need cuticle oil and a good base coat – I like COVERGIRL’s Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in Crystal Clear. Both of these are key to a successful manicure.
FPD: In your opinion, what is the biggest nail trend for this fall?
AC: The biggest nail trend this fall is nail art with studs and jewel accents.
FPD: Which color and/or design would you recommend to wear this fall/winter to more formal occasions, like weddings, cocktail, and holiday parties?
AC: For more formal occasions, start with COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in Give ‘Em the Greenlight. Then, create an accent nail using COVERGIRL Outlast Glosstinis in Appletini, studded out with Swarovski crystals. I love this color-pairing and design for more formal fall/winter occasions.
FPD: What is the look, from the shape of the nail to the color and art, that most of your clients seem to be wanting for fall, thus far?
AC: Most of my clients have been asking for stiletto tips with one accent finger, studded out with spikes.