Dark nail polish colors have been mainstream for many years. Chanel’s deep, almost black red Vamp was huge in 1996 and still is in demand. Opi’s Lincoln Park After Dark and Essie’s Wicked also have become nail classics. Some women, however, want a change but are not willing to lighten up things too much.
What’s a nail fashionista to do? Check out different hues of plum for fall and winter. They will give you the dark color without the goth look and work really well in and out of the office. Depending on your skin tone, you might prefer a plum hue that leans more towards purple or one that has more of a burgundy tinge to it. Remember that nail polishes look very different in the bottle, so whenever possible, try it out before committing to a full manicure.
Plum nail polishes to try out
Some note-worthy nail colors to try this fall and winter:
- Essie’s Recessionista and Carry On
- Chanel’s Provocation and Paradoxal
- OPI’s Casino Royale and Lincoln Park at Midnight
- L’Oreal Paris’ Violet Vixen.
Remember to use a base and top coat to help your nail polish last longer. Another manicure expert tip is to apply thin layers of polish. The thicker the nail polish is, the more it will take to dry and it will also chip easily.