Joseph Benjamin

Better Off Bare

Joseph Benjamin

Better Off Bare



The Fall shows saw their fair share of in-your-face nail art (think: Prabal Gurung, Ruffian, and Topshop), but things took a turn for the subtle during the second half of the season, with foundation-inspired hues turning up at Jean Paul Gautier, Yves Saint Laurent, and Giambattista Valli. Unlike picking out a classic crimson or muted gold, finding the perfect flesh-toned nail color can be a daunting task, which is presumably what inspired a few brands to launch one or more of their own. Here, our top five picks for going nude.


Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer in Naked
This clean, bare beige from Lippmann’s successful spring collection is a boon to medium complexions with a cool undertone.
$16, www.lippmanncollection.com.


Rococo Nail Apparel in Lab Nude 3.0
As seen at Roland Mouret, this semi-sheer almond is one of six comprehensive hues in the brand’s new Nude Wardrobe collection.
$16.50, available September 1 at www.spacenk.com.


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