Sunday, February 17, 2013

The 'New Nudes' - London Fashion Week A/W 2013

Over the next few days, I'm going to be collaborating with Maybelline to bring you three of the top nail trends from London Fashion Week for Autumn/Winter 2013. Telling you what the models are wearing and showing you easy ways to create on-trend nail art inspired by the collections. My first trend of the week is one that comes around time and time again: Nude nails.

So Nudes aren't something new. Nude nails have been resoundingly popular, regardless of season for the past few years. This seasons catwalk shows, however have seen nudes become even sheerer, and more importantly, flesh-toned.

The models walking for Todd Lynn, Zoe Jordan and Whistles were all sporting pale flesh-tones with a sheer, almost totally natural look.

Celebrity manicurist Michelle Humphrey created a matte nude look backstage for Todd Lynn, using one coat of Maybelline's Colour Show polish in Latte.

The models at Zoe Jordan were sporting even paler nails, giving a slightly doll-like feel to them.

If mannequin-hands aren't your thing, then fear not! Spicing up a barely-there nude shade is still a fashion 'do'. The contrasting coloured french-tips seen in many of the S/S 2013 shows last year are still going strong. For a bold take on the reverse-mani with a nude base, try adding acid yellow, lime green or sky blue tips and half moons. 
I'm totally in love with this look at the moment. It's easier than it looks to DIY too! All I did to create this look was:
1. Apply one coat of Maybelline Colour Show polish in 'Latte'
2. Wait for it to dry before applying a thin line of Maybelline 'Cool Blue' to the tips
3. Paint on your blue half-moons by painting a semi circle right over your nail bed, then remove any excess polish using an orange stick, then wipe the skin clean with a cotton buds dipped in nail polish remover

Stay tuned for tomorrow's post on how to combine your nude nails with the Geometric nail art that has been seen everywhere this LFW!

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Disclosure: Compensation was provided via L'Oreal via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of L'Oreal/Maybelline.

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