When your nails need just a bit of polish but a bright shade is just too much and a pale pink seems too blah (or just too circa 1997), we have a new hue to consider: a sheer, bluish black. We know, it may sound odd, but the cool color we saw on the runway at Alexander Wang’s Fall/Winter 2011 show in NYC is truly trendsetting, sheerly sexy and fabulously fanciful.
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Creating a veil of black, the blueish black glaze with a matte finish, Butter LONDON’s Nonie Creme for Beauty.com mixed the sheer shade backstage so as to create a look that, as she explains, “is reminiscent of hands that are freezing and the nails have turned a light black due to the cold.” With a touch of blue in the hue, nails take on a pale black shade (which, let us add, goes with everything in your wardrobe no matter the season) without looking dirty or muddy.
To create the look at home…
– Start with clean, tidy, short finger nails coated in butter LONDON Nail Foundation.
– Make the black veil-like lacquer by mixing 1 drop of butter LONDON Royal Navy and 3 drops of butter LONDON Union Jack Black into enough butter LONDON Hardware Quick Topcoat to create the desired translucency.
– Finish with one coat of butter LONDON Matte Finish.