Essie :: Everyone has a shade of magenta in their polish stock that is quite near outstaying its welcome. Rather than ditching it, amp it up by offsetting the shade with colour accents in neon or pastel. (face) Glow Maximizer Primer, Dior :: DiorSkin Star Foundation, Dior :: Secret Camouflage Concealer, Laura Mercier (cheeks) Trystal Self Tanning Bronzer Minerals, Vita Liberata available at Sephora (eyes) DiorShow Khol Stick in Smoky Brown, Dior :: Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Himalia, NARS :: Eyeshadow in Amber Lights, M.A.C :: Roller Lash Mascara, Benefit Cosmetics (brows) Brow Zings in Dark, Benefit Cosmetics (lips) Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant, Elizabeth Arden :: Luminous Creme Lipstick in Retsina, BITE Beauty (body) Skin Tight Body Lotion in Dark, by PRTTY PEAUSHUN
Formula X available at Sephora (this page) - Don’t shy away from big colours this season. For a more sophisticated effect, try pairing a low-key neutral shade with a girly rose tone.
M.A.C :: Polishes with razzle dazzle magic scream “summer soirée.” Combine a sparkle formula with a solid shade for the ultimate complement to a flute of champagne.
Deborah Lippmann available at Murale :: Brown shakes off the haters this season, and steps up as a top tier polish colour. For added vibrance, pair with accent shades from the green or purple family.
Dior :: Vacationing in the Hamptons this summer? Dress your nails in the proper attire with pale pink for brunch on the beach and an elegant bronze shade for the many white parties you’ll be attending.
Chanel :: Court summer romance with saturated colours that beautifully straddle the line between delicacy and playfulness.
Butter London :: Leave the candy coated nails to Barbie. Stay just sweet enough with a cute shade of pink or purple contrasted with a dramatic blue or black tone.