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THE NEW PARTY NAILS

Dramatic vamp, high-impact metallics and modern neutrals: meet the season’s best nail styles. Be inspired by beauty editor Jess Clark’s trend round-up – then recreate the looks with the help of nail guru Emma Welsh’s how-to films

THE LADY IS A VAMP: MAKE LIKE MORTICIA AND OPT FOR DEEPER-THAN-DEEP SHADES

Take inspiration from the night with petrol-blue, dark-berry and blood-red tones, setting a dramatic mood for the colder months. House of Holland, Julien Macdonald and Phillip Lim all featured this luxe-goth style in their A/W catwalk shows (pictured below, from left)

 

WATCH THE FILM
Recreate this vampy look with
the help of our step-by-step film

RED ALERT
Limited Collection nail polish in Aubergine
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CHERRY NOIR
A blackish blue-red shade such as Dark Violet from Diego Dalla Palma adds just the right amount of drama to any look

MOLTEN METALLICS: TAKE A SHINE TO GOLD, BRONZE AND SILVER SHADES

Nothing says ‘party-ready’ like a metallic accent; think of your nails as an extension of your outfit. Opt for light-reflective finishes with oval-shaped tips for a modern, after-dark feel

WATCH THE FILM
See how to achieve modern metallic nails

SILVER LINING
Autograph nail colour in Caramel
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MIDAS TOUCH
Give nails a gold-dipped glow with the pure
metallic finish of Lola’s Sandstorm

MODERN NEUTRALS: TAKE A LESS-IS-MORE APPROACH WITH BARELY THERE NUDES

Neutral nails never date. Whether it’s a soft sheer blush, a creamy caramel or an opaque greyish white, variations of pale nudes speak of polished sophistication

 

PARED-BACK PALETTE
Try an opaque creamy nude such as Leighton
Denny’s Crème De La Crème for a contemporary,
all-occasion look

PRETTY IN PINK
Lola nail polish in Innocent Pink
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Photography: Jörgen Ahlström / Catwalk images: Jason Lloyd-Evans / Nail technician: Emma Welsh at Lovely Management / Models: Nina and Brooke at Hired Hands

WATCH THE FILM
See how to recreate this
easy-to-wear style in our short film

ADDICTED TO BASE
Diego Dalla Palma base coat
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SIMPLY ELEGANT

Soft and feminine, the right nude will elevate any look. Try Leighton Denny’s Brief Encounter

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