After a multiple month-spanning love affair with nude nails (thank you, Rococo Nail Apparel Nude Wardrobe), I have officially entered that time of year when I transition into seasonally appropriate shades of burgundy, wine, and chocolate lacquers. Something about the sanguine quality of these varnishes against my now completely tan-free olive complexion just works. A sworn fan of Essie’s Bordeaux—a truly fantastic shade of dark raisin—I decided to branch out when I stumbled upon the latest from Perfect Formula. Included in its new four-piece holiday collection are Caviar, a true brick red, and Invite Only, a rich aubergine. Caviar has an amazing rust quality that offers up a nice autumnal alternative to more summery shades of cherry, while Invite Only imparts a creamy, blackened plum effect. If you want to get a little crazy at your next manicure appointment, we’d suggest mixing the two together for a vampy purple-tinged crimson. Your nail tech may be a little annoyed at the proposition of creating a custom color on the spot, but it’s truly worth the momentary awkwardness of asking.
Orignal From: Experiments In Custom Nail Color With Perfect Formula