There’s a revolution happening—on your fingertips.
As Jin Soon Choi, one of the leading nail stylists in the country explains, “In the past couple of years, women have forgone beige, neutral [nail polish] colors, and instead opt for colors that were once though of as experimental shades only a celebrity or model would wear.”
This fall, then, marks a turning point in that beauty evolution, with the launch of Choi’s collaboration with MAC. The six-shade collection turns unconventional colors into cold weather must-haves. From “Cool Reserve”, an icy gray-lavender, to “Dry Martini”, a khaki olive green, the collection pushes the boundaries of what we’ll paint on our nails.
“I wanted to take it one step further and expand the color range with this collection, giving women even bolder nail color choices,” says Choi. Though she cites her husband’s work as architect as inspiring much of the MAC Nail Trend range, there’s no denying that her work backstage at fashion shows plays a big part in it. From Matthew Williamson to Oscar de la Renta, Choi is behind some of the most fashionable fingers on the runway, and mined her own work for fall ’09 when coming up with this collection.
But that doesn’t mean you have to be in head-to-toe Doo.Ri to wear the colors spotted on the runway in February. “I encourage people to experiment with all different colors, and have fun with them,” says Choi. Even if a blackened green, a la “Beyond Jealous”, doesn’t sound like your thing, there’s no harm in trying. As Choi points out, “nail polish can be changed easily.”
REBECCA WILLA DAVIS
$12 each at maccosmetics.com