Loud, vibrant shades, crazy, innovative designs are the ‘in’ thing this season for your nails. Beauty experts say that this is the time when one can play with the most bizarre colours and abstract designs. Black, blue, shocking pink, yellow and orange are the most wanted shades, they say.
Shalini Singh, consultant grooming and make-up artist, ColorBar, says that while pastel and nude shades are in for the daytime, bold and vibrant shades should replace them at night. “Sandy pink, fuchsias, neon, sugar candy pink, black are the colours to choose. However, the metallic shades have come up in a big way. These days, we are recommending shades of gold, silver, copper as a base coat and then a white tip or a white line across the nail,”she says.
Metallic shades seem to rule. The art should be in vibrant shades of red and maroon on metallic base coat. “The most famous designs are butterfly, flowers, stars and abstract art. Instead of having it [art] on all fingers, get the colour only on the thumb and the ring finger — it gives a very striking look,” she says. Beauty expert Dr Blossom Kochhar says that jewellery and acrylics are a big thing for nail art.
“For nail paint, red is the colour because it looks gorgeous. People with dark skin tones should opt for plums and neons while those with light skin should stick to pastels,” she says. “Match your nail polish with your biggest or brightest accessory,” advises fashion designer Anjana Bhargav. “You can paint half the nail orange and half yellow.” Mehar Bhasin has a word of caution for those going in for nail art: “People are going crazy over motifs and Swarovski on nails, but one should go for it only if they can maintain it.”