As I predicted a few months back, matte is going to be the trend for nails come fall. But you needn't wait until the leaves start turning to rock this look. You can start turning heads this very minute.
This month, OPI releases its long-awaited Matte Collection for Fall 2009. Six of OPI's best-selling shades get a makeover with a fashion-forward finish.
"OPI Matte is cutting edge for nails in terms of sophistication and style," says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI executive vice president and artistic director. "An all-matte nail is fresh, confident, and very fashion runway, and OPI Matte is meant for those moments when you want to make a major fashion statement."
To kick your matte nails up a notch, Suzi suggests painting the entire nail in one of the matte shades, then glossing the tip in the coordinating original OPI nail color. It's like a funkified French Mani.
But if you choose to go matte, here's a word of warning: OPI's Matte polishes do not wear as long as the original lacquers. To maintain the matte finish, do not use a base coat, top coat, drying drops or hand lotion (yikes!) when wearing this new formulation.
The OPI Matte Collection includes:
Alpine Snow - A fresh crisp white
Gargantuan Green Grape - Green kissed by the summer sun
La Paz-itively Hot - A hot pink perfect for when you’re Bo-livia la vida loca
Lincoln Park After Dark - Where midnight meets purple
Russian Navy - Wait until you see this deep-sea indigo!
You Don’t Know Jacques! - If you don’t know how trendy this taupe is!
Considering my favorite nail color of all time, it's pretty obvious which of these shades is at the tippy top of my shopping list.