Remember Remember

By Olivia Cox



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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