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April 18 2014

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Vamp Nails: So Over?

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We just came from backstage at Vena Cava, where nails were painted a curious shade of cloudy, sparkly eggplant. “Fabulously awkward” is how Butter London’s Nonie Creme described the custom color she whipped up by mixing a handful of dark polishes with a white pigment for depth. “It started out as a traditional vamp nail, but it just felt so over,” she said of the popular berry shade that always comes back into fashion when Fall rolls around. How to avoid being just another girl with a deep burgundy nail is a problem we too have contemplated when we venture into darker varnishes come September. Creme’s advice: texture. “Take all of your traditional dark lacquers and add a coat of a Jelly polish on top to switch things up a little bit.” Her tip: Try a classic black with a layer of sheer sparkly orange for a great alternative to that stash of Bordeaux. More on the presentation’s full look in a bit.

Photo: Miramax / Courtesy Everett Collection

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