There's a new shade in town and it has us weak at the knees.
It's time to ditch the pale nudes in favour of the latest shade that's making waves in the beauty world. Grey is where it's at for nail colour this season and the team at BeautyEQ aren't complaining. We are in love with how soft and pretty the dove grey can look on nails teamed with a darker winter wardrobe. For an edgier feel opt for a darker charcoal shade which also looks great on toes. Here are some or our picks:
OPI Nail Lacquer in 50 Shades of Grey, $24.90. Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Longwear Nail Enamel in Ace of Spades, $20. Essie Nail Enamel in Over the Edge, $23. YSL La Laque Nail Enamel in Gris Underground, $48. Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Garconne, $28. CND Vinylux Weekly Polish in Silver Chrome, $20. Lancôme Ballerine Vernis in Love Nail Lacquer in Pearl Grey, $28. Orly Nail Colour in Steel Your Heart, $24.
Top tips for grey:
- Pale grey is notorious for showing up damaged nails, so ensure they are in good shape with a file and buff.
- Adding an under-coat of gel polish will help to even out your nail bed and create the perfect base for colour to be applied.
- While the paler shades of grey look great on any length and shape, keep charcoal nails short and squoval for a classic look.
- Darker colour shows chips easily - try combatting this with a strong top coat to help seal the ends.