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PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Adventures in Color - Fall Nail Shades

Lauren Salapatek | October 22, 2014 | 12:01 PM
DRESS TO KILT from Essie. Feeling mysterious, dramatic and chic? You might need Essie’s fall collection inspired by the feminine mystique. With shades like Style Cartel, a deep cobalt; Take it Outside, a punchy, fresh taupe; and Fall in Line, an enigmatic jade gcreen; the six colors make a serious style statement for the season.
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CAFÉ CUCCIO from Cuccio. Nothing says fall like a cozy café and your favorite drink. Cuccio captures that feeling in the eight-shade collection featuring opaque, glitter and metallic shades inspired by freshly ground beans, robust espressos, fragrant cinnamon, sweet caramels and frothy creams.
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NORDIC from OPI. These 12 shades for fall are inspired by the northern lights in Finland, deep blue fjords in Norway and colorful houses in Copenhagen. The palette ranges from spicy browns in shades of bronze, cinnamon and caramel to rich purples in wine, black cherry and blue-violet hues with accents of creamy coral,
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GET COLOR from Gelish. Nature’s stunning fall hues inspired the Gelish fall collection; think of changing leaves, crisp red apples, warm mulled cider and colorful sunsets with just a hint of chill in the air. The six warm, autumnal shades include Berry Buttoned Up, Whose Cider Are You On and Hello Merlot.
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HAUTE HOUSE from Ciaté. Fall means leather comes out in full force, and this collection fi ts the bill with a formulated Patent Leather Finish. Perfect for pairing with romantic, whimsical lace, the collection is a bit wild and great for a date night. Four shades include a go-to nude, Dare to be Bare, and a classic red, Mostly a Minx.
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BRICK LANE from Butter London. With six shades that pay homage to exotic spices and bold street art, this collection calls for experimentation and bespoke styles. The box set includes Butter London’s Fashion Size bottle, which works well for quick touchups and on-the-go application.
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MODERN FOLKLORE from CND. “This season, nails are ornate miniature masterpieces richly polished in shades of gold, crimson and indigo,” says CND Co-Founder and Style Director, Jan Arnold. And that about sums it up—the six dreamy, rich shades are dramatic in the best way and come in CND’s Shellac 14+ day nail color and Vinylux weekly polish.
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GRAND ILLUSIONS: PRETTY IN LACE from Venique. These fall duos offer the soft-touch of lace’s silhouette paired with bold, sophisticated colors. The sets are sure to inspire nail art creations from jeweled tones to black lace—plus, both sets come with a free tinted and flavor lip balm.
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SMOKY FROM ORLY. Beauty has a dark side in this fall collection. The enigmatic palette blends dusty tones with matte shimmers to create an intriguing mix of hues inspired by shades worn on the smokiest of eyes. Six shadowy, shimmery shades.
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ALL ABOARD from China Glaze.Be adventurous with this vintage-railway travel-inspired line. The 12 new crèmes, shimmers and glitters are filled with mystery and intrigue and include smoky crèmes, seductive shimmers and glistening glitters for full steam ahead.
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DIARY OF A BEAUTY JUNKIE from Smith & Cult. Not just a fall line but a whole new brand—meet Smith & Cult, a luxury 30-shade nail collection launching in October. Shades are inspired by a self-professed “Beauty Junkie” during the raw, uninhibited conversations she has with herself in her diary. Shades include: Dirty Baby, Honey Hush, Cut the Mullet and more.
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Fall shades are all about travel, intrigue and drama--from New York to Norway and everywhere in-between.


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