In February, the style blog Live For Fashion posted a tutorial on black-on-black nails. Writer Melissa Reyes gave herself a French manicure using a glossy black base and a matte black tip, and suddenly the blogosphere exploded: much like Zoe Pocock's "Louboutin manicure," everyone went a little insane for the look - at least online.
Now Yves Saint Laurent takes the black-on-black nail art into holiday territory, introducing their own version (okay, it's basically the same version), called The Tuxedo Manicure. Meant to evoke the subtle, lush textures of black silk on black wool, the beauty look - dubbed "manicure couture" - bundles two YSL nail lacquers together in one mega-fashion prize pack. (The black matte and the black gloss, combined, cost $30.)
You can take inspiration from their latest ad campaign, and follow along with Live for Fashion's tutorial to perfect your tips. And once you've got it, you can start using other matte / glossy monochromes - purple would be gorgeous, for instance - to push the trend through Spring.
Yves Saint Laurent tuxedo manicure couture, $30 for two polishes at Neiman Marcus.
See Also: My Fashion Life's black-on-black nail tutorial.
See Also: The Ombre Manicure Kit