The hottest new IT accessory for your wedding day is literally at your fingertips. Nail down your blue hue and turn an old tradition brand spanking new.
Varying degrees of blue nail color have been popping up on the runways, the red carpet and at bridal fashion week too. These new shades aren’t some wimpy, washed-out version, they are vivid hues that stand out and stand in the face of soft, traditional pastels.
"Today, no color is taboo. Nails are the ultimate accessory, and a manicure is a great way to wear ‘something blue’ on your wedding day.” --Executive Vice President & Artistic Director of OPI, Suzi Weiss-Fischmann
At Oscar de la Renta, a striking shade called Larimar made its wedding show debut on the runway as the must-have color for bridal nails. This saturated pastel is the first of three limited edition nail varnish shades to be introduced by the designer this summer.
Sapphire, Turquoise, Denim and Wedgewood tones can all make great choices for a bridal ‘something blue’ but choosing the best shade isn’t always easy. Deborah Lippmann, one of our favorite nail gurus, offers some skilled advice, “Blue is best on cool skin tones because it’s a cool shade. If you have worn blue in the past and aren’t sure it’s your color, try a very soft and sheer version. You can also look for a blue that has gold shimmer in it. That will make the shade a little more wearable.”
Major beauty brand Maybelline recently launched its new Color Show Nail Lacquer Collection which includes seven different shades of blue along with a new app from Blippar that enables you to ‘virtually’ try on all their new nail shades. It’s fast, free and easy to use. This is a great way to experiment without the expense and waste of tossing shades that don’t work on your skin tone.