Remember Remember

By Olivia Cox

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Remember, remember the 5th of.. well, August actually. Yes, we may still be technically in the grips of “summer”, but the explosion of earthy tones currently re-decorating the Elle beauty cupboard would seem to suggest otherwise. And as our summer continues to masquerade as winter, we’re coming over all autumnal a month or so too soon. Inspired by the burnt aubergines, tarnished coppers, and rich burgundys seen on A/W 11 catwalks, this season’s nails are warm earthy hues – either deeply opaque or intriguingly iridescent. Butter London’s Toff is the perfect winter warmer – a curious dirty-mauve colour, with an exceptionally speedy drying time. For hard-working hands, Bourjois have developed a teal-slash-grey (teige?) colour that promises to strengthen nails and glides on easily with a wide pro-style application brush. For a brighter take on the trend, Rimmel’s Lasting Finish in Purple Pulse is fun and long-lasting – and take the look from day to night with YSL’s limited edition La Laque in no. 136 Black Bronze.

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