I simply CANNOT WAIT for all the spring makeup launches that we're going to see over the next few weeks. But if you're the instant gratification type like I am, there are some ways to embrace the trends now. Nail art continues to be a fantastic form of self-expression, but also a way for us to start rockin the spring trends right now. Here are some of the trends we saw backstage at New York Fashion Week that I fully plan on taking advantage of before the temperature rises:
Zoya collaborated with Peter Som to create a custom nail color with 3 colors: Neely, Sharon, and Jacqueline. While the 3 can be worn together to create the funky French manicure, all 3 are awesome colors for spring.
Jacqueline is the most perfect beige/nude without looking chalky, Neely is a soft mint color that looks great on a multitude of skin tones, and Sharon is a peachy-orange that feels soft rather than garish.
Emerald (Pantone's Color of the Year for 2013)
Since the Sephora + Pantone Universe is not due to hit stores until March, beauty addicts are itching to get their hands on some Emerald now.
Butter London British Racing Green is a fantastic green that feels sophisticated, with just the right amount of sparkle.
Nails inc Piccadilly Arcade is great for the glitter-lover, and is sure to lift your spirits when the weather is dull.
The New Nude
Let's face it, not everyone likes crazy nail art, and even those that do know that it's not always appropriate. Soft, nude nails graced runways like Band Of Outsiders and Badgley Mischka, but there is nothing boring about these nudes.
Deborah Lippmann's new shade, Modern Love, is a dusty mauve that she came up with for the Badgley Mischka SS2013 show. The super creamy finish will have you hooked instantly, and it's sophisticated enough for work, weddings, dates... you name it.
Band Of Outsiders SS2013 show Butter London nail artists made a statement with nude nails courtesy of their Nail Foundation. It's a silky, matte-finish base coat, but it's so delish that you might not want to wear anything over it.