Fall Beauty Alert: Dark Blue Nails

09/10/2007 at 03:00 PM ET


Last fall’s black nails may have fallen out of style, but you’re not ready to go pastel — what to do? You can still go dark with the newest trend in nail color: navy blue. The inky shade has already been spotted on stylish celebs from Eva Mendes to Fergie. To pull off this edgy look, you’ll need to follow a few simple rules. Keep nails short and well manicured — long talons can look Halloween-appropriate dipped in dark blue, and chipped dark polish is best left for punk rockers. To ensure long-lasting color, first apply a good base coat like Creative Nail Design Stickey Base Coat, $7; at ulta.com. Then snag a navy polish like Lippmann Collection Nail Lacquer in Rehab, $15 at lippmancollection.com or the shimmery Revlon Dark Pleasures Nail Lacquer in Midnight Affair, $7 at drugstore.com. Then, seal the color in with a top coat like Seche Vite, $10 at drugstore.com, and you’re set for fall!

FILED UNDER: Beauty , Cosmetics , Eva Mendes , Nails
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R on

Interesting. I knew that the money is on the navy, for clothes I mean, never thought that for nails though. Seems fun enough to try it though!

Fran on

I think black nails is a great option. The major problem is when you want to get the black off! It’s not so easy. By the way have a loog at my newly fran-magazine.blogspot.com

Anna on

I’ll definitely still be sticking to black nails! The dark blue doesn’t seem to go with as many colors.

Elda on

Can this woman get any prettier???

alia on


Eva is gorgeous by the way!!…I love her…she just seems so sweet and grounded:)

M on

Kinda reminds me of Kelly Hu’s character in an XMen movie where she’s the female counterpart or wolverine with titanium nails.

Laura on

I love navy nails! I just bought a blue polish from Barielle, Berry Blue…the color is amazing!!! I’ve been wearing it for two weeks now.

Rebecca on

Eva is so incredibly pretty! I think her nails look a tad too short for the dark polish. I would probably just stick with black instead of navy, but I am trying some blues and greens lately.

A on

i would so wear them i mean it’s the new black of the fall supa cute :)

sarah on

i love her watch!! can anyone tell me what brand it is???

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