Red carpet rock star, style icon, trendsetter. How else would you describe Selena Gomez? While it’s usually her fashion-forward wardrobe that has our heads turning, this time Gomez has rocked a more subtle stylistic statement: purple nails. Having already mastered lavender locks during her blonde moment just a few months ago, she has now taken a different approach to the trend.
An overnight colour sensation, the various shades of purples we have seen over the past few months are a result of the 2018 Pantone Colour of the Year, Ultra-Violet. Inspired by musical legends David Bowie, Prince, and Jimi Hendrix, the purple palette is taking over.
Cue Prince’s Purple Rain and paint away, this colour isn’t going anywhere.
OPI, GRAPELY ADMIRED
This warm-toned grape gives a gel-like look and lasting finish without that hassle of heading to the salon, perfect for a trip away. Island getaway, anyone?
OPI GRAPELY ADMIRED, $22.95. Shop Now
ESSIE, PLAY DATE
Not your ordinary pastel purple. This lavender lacquer is the perfect pop of colour as we head into the cooler months. Who said winter had to be boring?
ESSIE PLAY DATE, $14.95. Shop Now
BUTTER LONDON, FANCY
A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. It may not be named after the flower of love, but its colour mirrors that of a garden full of lilac roses. Where art thou, Romeo?
BUTTER LONDON FANCY, $22. Shop Now
SALLY HANSEN COLOUR THERAPY, SLICKS AND STONES
Slick, shimmery, and soothing on your nails. This magical, vampy-purple polish is formulated to nourish and moisturise as well as radiate colour.
SALLY HANSEN COLOUR THERAPY SLICKS AND STONES, $16.95. Shop Now
CHANEL LE VERNIS, VIOLET PIQUANT
A surprising, late addition to its Spring 2018 Le Vernis range, this electric indigo hue is a direct nod to the Pantone Colour of the Year, Ultra Violet.
CHANEL LE VERNIS VIOLET PIQUANT, $41. Shop now
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