I’m pretty girly when it comes to things like clothes, accessories, and makeup. Nail polish, however, falls more into the category of an addiction/obsession. I probably own more nail polish than most nail salons (ok, maybe not. But close). And it’s probably because I become fixated on a certain color, or a certain shade of a certain color – and my mission is to find that perfect polish.
Well, mission accomplished (for this season, anyway).
I’ve had lilac on the brain for some time. But the lilacs that I could find and had purchased were either a tad too cool, too pale, or too muddy. I was after that perfect lilac that was just warm enough to almost look pink, but also pale enough to to never be mistaken for pink (although the untrained eye, aka men, might not catch the subtle distinction between the perfect lilac and pink). I’m sure you’re thinking that this is way TMI on my thought processes regarding finding nail color. But I’m not sure I’m alone in this approach, after all, there’s a reason certain colors and palettes become huge trends. Also, we live in an age when all colors are on the table, not just your reds and semi-reds. But part of what makes a good nail color is whether or not it looks good ON your nails, next to your skin. There are certain colors I can’t pull off with my yellow tones.
But the color I’ve found for you today is one I firmly believe will look beautiful on just about anyone, with almost any skin tone. I say this because it is both warm and cool, and just the right value (relative lightness or darkness) to compliment fair, medium, or dark skin, whether summer or winter toned (ok, maybe really reddish skin… not so much). It is L’Oreal in ‘lacey lilac’. I think this is a brand new color. Also what I like about it is that it has a very consistent coverage (2 coats is plenty) and very good shine. So if you’re out of top coat like I am – not a problem.
Anyway, spring is upon us – so no more heavy, rich winter colors, people! Go out and get ‘lacey lilac’ from L’Oreal and prepare to feel pretty!