Sunday, 17 February 2013

The 'New Nudes' - London Fashion Week A/W 2013






Over the next few days, I'm going to be collaborating with Maybelline to bring you three of the top nail trends from London Fashion Week for Autumn/Winter 2013. Telling you what the models are wearing and showing you easy ways to create on-trend nail art inspired by the collections. My first trend of the week is one that comes around time and time again: Nude nails.

So Nudes aren't something new. Nude nails have been resoundingly popular, regardless of season for the past few years. This seasons catwalk shows, however have seen nudes become even sheerer, and more importantly, flesh-toned.

The models walking for Todd Lynn, Zoe Jordan and Whistles were all sporting pale flesh-tones with a sheer, almost totally natural look.

Celebrity manicurist Michelle Humphrey created a matte nude look backstage for Todd Lynn, using one coat of Maybelline's Colour Show polish in Latte.

The models at Zoe Jordan were sporting even paler nails, giving a slightly doll-like feel to them.

If mannequin-hands aren't your thing, then fear not! Spicing up a barely-there nude shade is still a fashion 'do'. The contrasting coloured french-tips seen in many of the S/S 2013 shows last year are still going strong. For a bold take on the reverse-mani with a nude base, try adding acid yellow, lime green or sky blue tips and half moons. 
I'm totally in love with this look at the moment. It's easier than it looks to DIY too! All I did to create this look was:
1. Apply one coat of Maybelline Colour Show polish in 'Latte'
2. Wait for it to dry before applying a thin line of Maybelline 'Cool Blue' to the tips
3. Paint on your blue half-moons by painting a semi circle right over your nail bed, then remove any excess polish using an orange stick, then wipe the skin clean with a cotton buds dipped in nail polish remover

Stay tuned for tomorrow's post on how to combine your nude nails with the Geometric nail art that has been seen everywhere this LFW!

Get fashion for your fingertips with the New Maybelline ColourShow nail lacers. From nudes to acid brights, the colour is bold and crisp due to the formula's transparent gel-base, giving a fierce fashion finish. Only £2.99 RRP in-store now.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided via L'Oreal via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of L'Oreal/Maybelline.

58 comments:

  1. Love these polishes and may pick some up!!

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  2. Oh I really like it too:)! Check out my blog - to see some inspirations from the MBFW 2013 - where Maybelline N.Y. was the leading makeup brand:)

    Bye,
    NIKA

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  3. I LOVE THE NAIL LOOK! That's really amazing :)

    Great post! :D

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  4. that blue is gorgeous and its a lovely look


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  5. Those look really cool - and so cheap! On that NOW ahah xo

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  6. looks amazing!

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  7. Need that nude polish in my life!

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  8. I love nude nails, they look so clean and classy! It's really difficult finding exactly the right shade of nude for your skin tone though. You're so lucky to be involved in LFW, I never have been but I'd love to be!

    Louisa's Notebook

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  9. Loving the nude colour - definitely need to try it out!! Great post and the pop of blue is GORGEOUSS!! YAAHHHH!! :D <3
    Love
    Annabelle
    TheCurleyGirl
    xxx

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  10. What a gorgeous nude colour, so jealous of your Maybelline collaboration!

    Great post - Charlotte xox

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  11. Lovely nude colour! Love them both paired together...absolutely gorgeous! xx

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  13. Not sure about the nude, it's a bit too pale for me. The ice blue is gorgeous though!
    Joelle
    xx
    FebruaryGirl.

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  14. Oh wow the nude is gorgeous! It looks matte, how delightful :)

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  15. Been looking for a nice nude! Love it!xx

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  16. love this nail look! not two colours I would have put together but looks great :)

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  17. This nail varnish looks amazing, I'm not sure if I could pull of the completely matte nude nails, or even manage to spice it up with such neat half moons, but they look so good! And they look slightly different which I love - especially the idea of using acid yellow!

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    x

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  18. I love the look of the nails! xxx

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  19. wow i love the nails, so creative and such a nice combo! :)

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  20. The nails are so cool! I love the colour contrast :)

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  21. Definitely getting the Latte one! looks so cute and can get away with it at school! Could also put another twist on a french manicure. :D

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  22. I love the matte nude, I'm in love with matte shades these days!

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  23. i wish this polish wasn't so sheer! but it looks beautiful on your nails.

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  24. I love nude polishes. The Maybelline Cool Blue polish is absolutely gorgeous!

    Gillian x

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  25. I love the matte nude polish! So pretty xxx

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  26. Love those nails!

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  27. Love these !!

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  28. love this nail look!

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  29. Really love the colour latte, Would be a perfect colour for work!! :)

    Pipp xx
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  30. Such lovely colours, definitely need to try these! Thanks!
    - Jodie

    http://jodiesjottings.blogspot.com

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  31. I'm surprised that I actually like the matte nude look. It looks awesome!!!


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  32. Ooo I've got to give this a go! Want that nude!!

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  33. I might try out this nail look, looks cute! :)

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  34. Really like the look the nude polish gives with just one coat! Might have to pick this one up :)

    Ellie x

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  35. wow those two colours go so well together! Gorgeous!

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  36. Stunning look really different and the colours really stand out in contrast with each other :) x

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  37. I love that nude color! It's the perfect shade!

    Sydney xo
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  38. love those nails! :)

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  39. I like the matte nude nails a lot more than I would have expected! Cute

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  40. I'm so Jealous http://natwest-thatgirl.blogspot.co.uk/

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  41. That is so refreshing. :)

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  42. Gorgeous color combo. Its been so long since I wore a nude polish:) x

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  43. nudes are back in this year eh? XD
    I've never rocked nude nails but would love to try them!

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  44. Really love the pastel blue

    A little bit Unique

    x

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  45. Cool nails!!

    You might be interested in my giveaway..
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  46. Great nails! That shade of blue looks so lovely.

    dreamdustx

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  47. omg i love the look of these polishes xx

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  48. nice nail-art!
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.blogspot.com)

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  49. I am totally in love with the matte nude shade, as I type I have beaten up nude polish on but it's not quite the LFW glamour that I hoped for! I'll have to work on this!

    Love Tweet xx

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  50. Latte is an absolutely beautiful shade. I think I'll have to add it to my collection!

    A Bite of Glamour

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  51. Looks great :) xxx

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  52. Love the nude and blue, looks good x

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  53. That nude is really nice! Is it matte or was that a matte top coat over it?

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  54. I adore the nude nail look at the moment!

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  55. I absolutely love the nude nail varnish!!
    xx

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