Oxblood. That was all anyone could talk about when Donna Karan debuted her DKNY Fall 2012 collection last season which quickly translated into various beauty products. Rachel Zoe and Peter Som also took heavy inspiration from the dark, choco-ruby shade for their respective collections and just like that, a new color was born.
Forget the typical ruby red mani or time consuming nail art everyone has been sporting this summer, it’s time to make way for a range of new shades from some of the hottest brands this Fall. While we love O.P.I. and Essie (both labels are included in our list), you don’t know polish until you’ve worn beauty editor’s insider favorites like Deborah Lipmann, Le Métier de Beauté or RGB.
With tempting unique shades that are formaldehyde free (Julep) or available in Satin, Matte and Metallic texture and both Sheer and Opaque finishes a la Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics or OCC, it’s time to prep your nails for an influx of trendsetting sexy sophisticated lacquer.
Because one range of colors alone do not make the world or fickle fashion folk go round season after season, we have compiled a best-of list of shades from our favorite brands in top-selling hues.
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Chocolate / Oxblood Hues
Dark Raisin Hues
Neon Red-Orange Hues
Moody Deep Green Hues
Steel Grey Hues
Pinkish Taupe Hues