Maybe it’s a Smurf moment or an easy color transition into late summer/early fall, but celebrities are sporting various shades of blue on their nails and the result is actually quite chic and thankfully not so much I-slammed-my-finger-in-the-door-of-my-chauffeured-Escalade territory.
Katy Perry paired glittery blue polish with her Smurfette dress to a premiere of "The Smurfs," but really, what else would work as well with this specific of an ensemble? Her light and icy shade of blue felt versatile enough to look like a neutral toned metallic, which is a good option if you don’t want to commit to a vibrant cerulean or Windsor blue.
Janet Jackson donned a bright blue hue on her nails at an event in Cannes, which popped perfectly against her deep jewel toned separates. The sapphire quality of her color looked sophisticated and dressy enough to stand up to formal clothes at a formal event.
And always one to present a rebellious front, Kristen Stewart sported a deep, almost metallic navy color of nail polish that drew a nice contrast to her red dress festooned with safety pins and studs at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards. Whether celebs started or are merely following this recent wave of blue lacquer beauty, nail polish brands are taking note and releasing several exciting shades of blue for fall.
OPI has two new blues coming out this month. One is called Swimsuit…Nailed it! which is a bright, shimmery medium blue, and the other is Roadhouse Blues, a deep, dark navy-bordering-black polish.
Dior has a gorgeous cornflower blue called Blue Denim, and for a dressier affair, a deeper shade (much like Jackson’s) called Tuxedo Blue. Wear them accordingly.
Another fall release is from Nars, who has a color called Galion. It’s a grayish-blue and is great for those who loved You Don’t Know Jacques from OPI or anything in that soft gray palette, but with a little kick of blue, of course.
For that really deep, inky indigo kind of blue, RGB has a color they created exclusively for Need Supply Company called 1996 to commemorate the retailer’s 15th anniversary and its beginnings selling vintage Levi’s. A color called Midnight Cami from Essie is along the same line but with a tiny bit of shimmer.
Like any trendy nail color that can easily fall hard into fashion-victim territory, opt for clean, short nails and the shade that best suits your skin tone.
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