Whether you're feeling bold, radiant, or moody, our standout Winter polish picks are sure to put you in the holiday spirit. Top off your look with sophisticated nail glitters from NYC's most sought-after manicurist, Jin Soon Choi, or go for broke with Chanel's cherry-red palette — the perfect complement to a little black dress. For a fun take on the runway's hottest hues, try out Yves Saint Laurent's picks and Deborah Lippmann's aquatic navy blue or emerald green.
Still haven't gotten your Halloween nail art together yet? Your nails will look on-trend in minutes with this chic yet festive nail art look, courtesy of Jin Soon Choi. Black and white polishes mix together to create a grungy look that can either work with your costume or stand alone. And since it's meant to look disheveled and smudged, it's basically foolproof. See how to get the look and shop it below!
- Start by applying the Jin Soon Power Coat Base Coat.
- Next, swipe two coats of Nars Ecume for a white base color all over the nail.
- Paint two coats of Jin Soon Obsidian, a glittering black shade, on top of the white polish, making sure you cover the white polish completely.
- Dab a makeup sponge in nail polish remover, and wipe random parts of the nail to get the scratched, grunge effect.
- Finish with Jin Soon Matte Maker Matte Top Coat to seal the deal.
"Now, grunge is much more like faux grunge, where we have perfect skin and a little smooshed eyeliner," said Alice Lane, lead makeup artist at Tibi's Spring 2014 show. "If you're going to do grunge on your eyes, you have to make sure your skin is perfect. That is the way I think grunge is elevated to now." The beauty look mixed elements of bohemian and grunge for a traveled-in style, including dewy skin, mussed hair, and nail art with a hidden message.
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Too Cool ($7) was splattered along the lids, with Lane encouraging her team to get creative; each girl had a customized look. The hair was made to look as if the girls had just woken up from a long nap in the backseat of the car. Lead stylists Kevin Ryan and Frank Rizzieri used a flatiron to create a divot in the style for that worn-in road-trip look.
Keeping with the bohemian theme, Jin Soon Choi painted nails in a pale blue-gray shade (launching Spring 2014) with obsidian-hued lines drawn on the middle three fingers. Put together, the sign formed the symbol meaning "alright." It seems Tibi wants us to talk to the hand (pun intended).
Let's just put it out there: most of us were floored when we spotted the fluorescent orange hue on the lips of the models at Rag & Bone. After season after season of pretty neutrals, the look for Spring 2014 was bold hue, courtesy of Revlon. "I practically begged for a bold lip," said lead makeup artist Gucci Westman, who swathed the girls' lips in a shade called Carnival (available Spring 2014). Westman gathered her inspiration from Brazil and this Summer's World Cup.
But while the makeup was a departure from the quintessential Rag & Bone, lead hairstylist Guido for Redken kept a comfortably typical aesthetic. "She's a Lower East Side, downtown girl," Guido said. He layered products to create the matted-down hair, leaving the ears poking out on the sides. This tough-girl vibe was mimicked in the nails by Jin Soon Choi, who painted them up in a thin swipe of white polish.