Celebrity manicurist Jin Soon Choi has created a new polish collection inspired by the clothing from the Tibi Fall 2013 collection. We glimpsed it first backstage on the models and on the runway, and now you'll be able to try the shades for yourself. See swatches of all the rich textures and tones. Plus, you'll discover Jin Soon's new take on the matte nail trend.
I'm am a nail polish addict, but the one trend I never caught onto were matte top coats. But since the dawn of the first polish mattifier, there have been many iterations, and I've finally found my dream formula: JinSoon Matte Maker ($18). Like me, manicurist Jin Soon Choi was not a fan of shine-free top coats, because she likes to have her nails look finished. When she was working on a nail polish collaboration with Tibi for its Fall 2013 show, Choi finally mastered her ideal matte top coat. Matte Maker creates a satin-like finish, so your nail still looks polished without the gloss. It's all thanks to the superfine particles that create the matte effect. Swipe it on your jewel-tone polish for a Fall-ready look.
We can't help but get excited when the Spring nail polish shades come out, because we know there are always plenty of bright, vibrant options from which to choose. When it comes to showing off those nails, here are seven colors you should spring for at the salon. On Kirbie: Club Monaco.
When you're out shopping for the hottest nail hues for Spring, look no further than the Jin Soon Botanical Flowers Collection ($18 each). The five new shades touch on all the top seasonal trends, ranging from bold blues to pastel tones. Plus, they're the creation of Jin Soon Choi, the go-to manicurist for celebrities and designers alike, so you can't go wrong. Get a closer look at the vibrant hues when you watch.
Bold lips and matte finishes are huge for Fall 2013, and the crimson version at Vera Wang was the focal point of the overall beauty look. The hair was left wavy and slight undone, and the nails were a soft gray.
Who would wear it: We can see Florence Welch rocking this look.
Key products: Clé de Peau Extra Rich Lipstick in Mister Lincoln and Tuscany.
Trends: Bold, matte lips.
Makeup: Lucia Pieroni for Clé de Peau Beauté created the bold matte lip using the Extra Rich Lipstick in Mister Lincoln and Tuscany. To add dimension to the look, she used the lighter shade on top of and in the center of the lip. She kept the face bare with a touch of shimmering shadow on the lids, while lashes went mascara-free to let the lips take center stage. Bold brows finished off the palette to balance the intensity of the lipstick.
Hair: "The hair is about texture," said lead stylist Paul Hanlon for Moroccanoil. The hair was left down and ultimately tucked into the clothes before models walked the runway, so Hanlon made sure he brought defined texture to the hair. After wetting the hair and prepping it with Volumizing Mousse, he twisted sections with his hands while he blow-dried. To better frame the face, he went back with a curling iron and finished the look with hair spray for hold.
Nails: Lead manicurist Jin Soon Choi used her JinSoon nail polish in Auspicious. "It's a light gray, but has a hint of lavender for a softer, more elegant touch," Choi said.