Is there any better way to usher in pumpkin-spiced-latte-and-halloween season than a fresh set of nails? And, because the colder weather has *very much* arrived – we’re craving some warm and fuzzy colours and textures. Enter: velvet nails.
Velvet nails were everywhere last winter, and unsurprisingly (because, duh – look how dreamy they are), they’re making a huge comeback this Autumn. There’s something about their luxe, fuzzy feel that makes them perfect for this time of year. Bonus? They transition perfectly into party season for that ever-so-slightly more ‘grown-up’ injection of sparkle.
Essentially, velvet nails are all about the illusion of texture – the shimmery glitter is so super-fine that it appears almost silky and velour-like in the light. The finish itself is actually smooth though, and it’s usually created with magnetic polish or flocking powder.
When it comes to design, we recommend keeping it on the simple side. Go full velvet, ombre, or opt for a modern french mani – to really showcase the velvety texture. In terms of colour, there’s really nothing that doesn’t look great with a velvet finish. From sage green and amethyst to champagne and pumpkin orange – anything goes. Here are a few looks that we’re drooling over this season.
By Beth RyanBook nails now