How to Vamp Up Your Look
Beauty secrets from the dark side.
-Lois Joy Johnson
When Chanel launched their brooding Vamp nail polish in back in 1994, all hell broke loose at cosmetic counters nationwide. The dark hue, and its look-alikes sold out quickly, and the land of nail polish was never the same. While the trend faded, there was always a bottle or two that beckoned that daring consumer to take a walk on the wild side.
This season, with the resurgence of the rocker look — rocker chic to be exact — women are donning black leather, silver shiny studs, sexy four-inch heels and painting their nails deep, rich shades. But why stop there? Pair your nails with some devilishly dark lips or eyes.
Here are the three beauty secrets to vamp up your style this season:
1. Dark nails can be worn for work. Just keep nails evenly shaped and neat.
2. You can wear a deep-colored lip, as long as it’s sheer shade for day. Balance it with a neutral eye.
3. For evening add a sooty intense eye or a sheer dark lip, not both. The key here is balance. You want to look seductive, not like you’re prepping for Halloween.