Taupe is the new black in nail colour

Nikki ParkinsonBeauty 1 Comment

Unless you’ve been hiding out in a beauty-free zone, you will of course know that this season’s hottest nail colour is Taupe.

Yes, that’s right.  Taupe.  A fancy name for beige.  Usually considered boring.

Boring until Chanel sent it on models’ nails down the runway of its Spring/Summer 10 show. The taupe nails (Chanel Nail Colour in Particuliere $39) were an extension of Chanel’s farmhouse theme.

Chanel Spring-Summer 2010 Ready To Wear Show

Since then this murky (yet strangely seductive) taupe-with-a-hint-of-grey hue has been spotted on nails of celebrities the world over.  It’s now available in Australia but don’t be surprised if there is a waiting list.  Yes, that’s right.  I said waiting list.  For a nail colour.

Chanel Nail Colour in Particuliere $39

If you can’t wait, try OPI‘s Over the Taupe ($19.95). It’s Nicky Hilton’s favourite.  It’s a bit more purple than its counterpart at Chanel but still cutting edge.  BTW, Over the Taupe is part of a collection designed in conjuction label Paige Denim.

OPI Over the Taupe $19.95

Chanel:  Available from major department stores and selected pharmacies nationally

OPI: Available at selected beauty salons and spas, and David Jones nationally. P 1800 358 999 or visit www.opi.net.au

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