Beauty

By Dina Fierro

‘Back in Black’ screamed the beauty headlines last fall as Chanel’s Black Satin and a slew of imitators brought out the Goth girl in the most uptown of women. Luckily, spring nail trends dictate a slightly more wearable look with the to-be-expected pale pinks, milky neutrals and most importantly, metallics. Be they blaring or neutral, metallic polishes bring edge to Spring 2007.

Jessica’s Hard Rock collection offers a metallic for every skin tone, with milky silvers, delicate golds and bolder bronzes. Paired with neutrals or brights, metallics always feel right. Available at www.jessicacosmetics.com.

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OPI’s new Australian Collection has a wide range of shades inspired by the Land Down Under. Brisbane Bronze is chic metallic brown that complements olive, Latina and African American skin tones beautifully; buy it at www.opi.com.

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Lippman’s Collection’s long-lasting lacquers are a staple for manicurists nationwide. Stardust, bold, sparkly silver is a dream on cool skin tones and works as well with a LBD as it does with spring’s bright color palette. Try two or three coats to ensure opacity. Visit www.beautysak.com to buy.

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And be sure to check out Deborah Lippman’s new collection of polishes, Vinyl. Featuring edgy music-inspired names and colors, Vinyl Deborah Lippman will be available exclusively at flagship Bath & Body Works stores in April. Though the packaging is positively Lilliputian, the unique shades are a can’t miss. Try Wicked Game, a shimmery gunmetal gray inspired by the sensual Chris Isaak song. Visit www.bathandbodyworks.com for store locations.

Originally published March 2007
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