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Look We Love: Dark Matter

Nighttime nail colors take the beauty spotlight this Fall.
Look We Love: Dark Matter Nighttime nail colors take the beauty spotlight this Fall.

With the onset of the chilly ‘ber months comes a shift in our beauty choices—moody shades replace summer brights and sweet dispositions suddenly take a more sensible turn. What better way to get into the Fall mindset than with a hint of dark romance on your tips?

More sophisticated gamine, less wild child, a manicure in the deepest and darkest of hues instantly adds drama to even the most understated looks—and we’re not just referring to the default jet black nail color either. Shades that range from midnight blue, to burnt chestnut, to rich burgundy make for equally striking alternatives.

Want to try your hand at this season-friendly trend? Keep in mind these quick tips to ensure a sleek deep-hued manicure: First, apply a coat of clear base (this will keep nails from being subject to dark polish stains later on). Then, after applying your shade of choice (check out this month’s Beauty Picks in Preview for deliciously vampy options), finish off with a layer of top coat to seal in the color, amp up the shine and prevent unsightly chipping.

Click on the photo gallery to see how some of Preview’s fashion muses nailed this on-point dark-hued trend.

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