For the past several seasons, nail art has been runway beauty’s most important feature. And for fall, it’s still the key component—with a difference. Instead of the high impact, overstated decorative elements and textures that ruled runways in years past, this season’s crop of manis took an altogether subtler, more soigné approach.
Nail artists from Butter London to Deborah Lippmann and Essie created rich, eye-catching looks with a minimalist edge by simply layering different polishes and finishes.
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"Deborah Lippmann nails at Badgley Mischka FW 2013. The color used, Red Silk Boxers, will debut this fall. Til then, get the look using Through the Fire polish as a base and matte it with Flat Top topcoat." — polyvore-editorial
"Essie nails at Veronica Beard FW 2013. Get the look using their All Tied Up polish as a base, followed by two coats of Brownie Point on the center of the nail and finishing with Berry Hard on the tip." — polyvore-editorial
"Butter London nails at Kaelen FW 2013. Get the look with a base of Union Jack Black polish topped with Matte Finish topcoat and finished with glossy Hardwear topcoat along the free edge." — polyvore-editorial