Forget the translucent nude polish, ombre style or wild designs of summer… This fall, nail art is simple, bold and mysteriously dark. Models on the fall runways flaunted the smoky nail trend while September’s blockbuster magazines have the sultry look splashed across their beauty pages. Shades ranging from gunmetal to metallic set the tone for this season’s modern monochromatic story. Those with fairer skin should go for steely tones, while those with darker complexions will want to choose paler versions. No matter what color your skin tone may be, BeautyStat has all the gray shades you’ll need this fall season. All “50 Shades” of them!
Nails Inc. in Cambridge Terrace & The Thames
Are your shades of gray light or dark? Take them from one extreme to the other with these two gorgeous colors from Nails Inc. Choose from Cambridge Terrace, a sweet, shimmering silver, or The Thames, a deep, brooding charcoal. Named after iconic UK destinations, these polishes are professionally formulated and catwalk inspired with an exceptionally glossy long lasting finish. Price: $9.50 each. Available at Sephora and on Sephora.com
Nails Inc. Fishnet Magnetic Polish in Soho
Get sexy “50 Shades” -inspired nail art with the latest magnetic design from Nails Inc. This new fishnet pattern creates a 3D-quilted effect on the nail, while remaining smooth-to-the-touch. Choose from the following magnetic polishes named after iconic London attractions: Soho, a chrome metallic fishnet; Piccadilly, gold shimmer fishnet and Spitalfields, a green metallic fishnet. Price: $9.50 each, Available at Sephora and on Sephora.com
L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Nail in Greycian Goddess, Greyt Expectations & Eiffel For You
Gray doesn’t have to be boring — explore the unique tonalities of these smoky shades from L’Oréal Paris’ Colour Riche Nail Collection which deliver pure, rich coverage, high-wattage shine and rare color intensity. Part of the full 42-shade prestige-inspired collection, these modern neutrals were developed with durable film-forming polymers that keep nails strong and healthy coat after coat, while also providing maximum coverage and 10-days of hold. Price: $5.99. Available at www.lorealparis.com and chain drug, food and mass market retailers
Elle Cosmetics Nail Lacquer in Chain Mail & Dancing Queen
This season, even the neutrals are bold and beautiful. Step away from the comfort zone of pinks and creams and sport the new neutral (“newtral” if you will). ELLE’s new nail lacquer collection includes two beautiful shades of gray –- just what you need for a perfect ten. Price: $10.00. Available exclusively at Kohl’s and Kohls.com nationwide
NARS Nail Polish in Storm Bird
Fashion-forward and classic NARS Nail Polish shades impart incredible luster and prolonged gloss retention with UV protection to prevent polish discoloration. An advanced polymer system provides extended wear and a durable, chip-resistant finish. Storm Bird is described as “moody gray,” a medium-dark blue-toned gray with a cream finish. Price: $18.00. Available at Beauty.com
Deborah Lippmann Nail Color in Stormy Weather
For Narciso Rodriquez less is more. Some artists wow you, but Narciso pulls you in thread by thread. For years Deborah has worked on his fashion shows and ad campaigns, watching him carefully choose which of her nude polish shades would do the most with, with the least amount of effort. For his fall collection, he suggested that him and Deborah create a shade together, not a nude, but a stormy gray! The shade is described as “edgy granite” with a cream finish –- it’s a dark blue-based gray cream. Price: $16.00. Available at Beauty.com
Which shade of gray are you excited to try this fall? Let us know by commenting below, which will automatically be posted to our Community Forum (click here to check it out!) where you can find other beauty related discussions! Don’t forget to also submit a photo to our Photo Of The Day (click here!) feature, where a new photo will be picked daily. Your photo just might be selected, so get going!
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