By The Beauty Hub  |  September 6th, 2015  |  Company News,International Beauty News,News

Metallics are everywhere in rich, super saturated pigments, they shine like precious gemstones.

I love the look for nails right now – it is cool and elegant, but at the same time, people are having so much fun with their manicures!

I have done them here in shades of ruby, but metallics came in every shade on the fall runways: Deep blue, gold, copper, purple, gunmetal, magenta, turquoise and not just on nails! There were lame fabrics, iridescent leathers and crushed velvets that amplified the whole effect.

I’ve seen a departure from the ring finger accent nail. At Eckhaus Latta show, for instance, we did a different colour for each hand; at Charlotte Ronson, we saw flip-flopping moon manicure! So consider the concept of “accent nail” in a new light: Try accented thumbs or pinkies or perhaps your ring and middle finger.

Imagination ruled the runways! There was an opulence to the nail art that looked new this fall season – from outrageous, bedazzled artificial nails at “The Blondes” to the royal Renaissance nails at Badgley Mischka.

Texture was so important in the clothes this season: there were lush, vintage–feeling fabrics like crushed velvet, fringed suede, feathers and fur, gorgeously juxtaposed with plasticized latex, bejewelled surfaces, lucite and metallics. In fashion and in nails it is all about layering!

Metallic shades of deep blue turquoise and purple metallic, gold & copper –is a huge trend globally. We saw it in New York, London, Milan and Paris. I especially loved the reflective metallic turquoise at Karen Walker and the beautiful gunmetal nails at John Richmond.

From the most experimental of the fashion weeks, we should expect nothing less than full-on glitter-and it was abundant in London on the clothes and the nails, eye makeup and shoes at shows like Vivienne Westwood, Sophia Webster, Temperly and Sibling.

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