As cooler weather sets in, we swap out our bright pop-of-color polishes for something more elegant and refined. This season’s fall palette consists of shades that are duskier and boast a touch of iridescence and luster. Here’s how to step up your nail game:
NARS in Arabesque
Arabesque, NARS ($20). Sephora, 3065 M St. NW, 202-338-5644
This double-duty polish can serve as either an ultra-sheer color on its own or as a top coat to accentuate another shade with a touch of shimmer.
This must-have black cherry toned nail lacquer is versatile and chic and easily elevates your look on any occasion.
Marc Jacobs Beauty in Blue Velvet
Blue Velvet, Marc Jacobs Beauty ($18). Sephora, 5330 E. Western Ave., Chevy Chase, 301-718-3050
Forget traditional statement accessories while planning your next weekend getup—dress up your hands with this vivid eye-catching color and you are good to go for a night out on the town.
Lauren B. Beauty in Espresso on 3rd
Espresso on 3rd, Lauren B. Beauty ($18). Varnish Lane, 5236 44th St. NW, 202-506-5308
Infused with light-catching caramel colored flecks, this chip-resistant coffee bean inspired enamel complements all skin tones, making it a foolproof choice for anyone wanting to experiment and try out a new shade.
Givenchy in Lilas D’Exception
Lilas D’Exception, Givenchy ($22). Sephora, The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, 1100 S. Hayes St., Arlington, 703-415-4501
Strapped for time and need a mani on-the-go? Get fast and salon-quality results with this luxurious lavender formula, which delivers a streak-free and super glossy finish in just a single application.