Jason Wu Gets Into The Beauty Game-------
Jason Wu and CND are consummating their eight-season-long relationship with a new limited-edition nail polish collection. A milestone for the designer and the nail company (this is Wu’s first foray into the U.S. beauty market and CND’s first designer collaboration), the four-piece range is also exciting news for lacquer lovers: It will add four new colors and one new effect to CND’s popular Colour & Effects line, which gives manicure enthusiasts the opportunity to beef up a selection of base coats with different top coats that impart sparkles and texture or a matte or high-gloss finish. The palette includes Miss Wu, Jason’s signature warm limestone gray that dries matte with a subtle chrome sheen; Brigitte, a retro pink; Sophia, a taupe-y mushroom; and Veronica, a blue-based oxblood red. The varnishes come packaged with a bottle of the clear Anna Effect, which has fibers in it for an almost tweed-like look. The collection won’t be available in stores until next May, but guests at his show this afternoon will receive a complimentary set on their seats. If Wu’s Spring presentation wasn’t already on your must-attend list, you should probably do some rearranging ASAP.