This sultry navy polish goes on like any other, then surprises with a muted, velvety dry-down. Just remember to skip the top coat.
On nails: OPI Matte Nail Lacquer in Russian Navy, $8.50. Also try: Knock Out Cosmetics Flatte Nail Polish in OX, $19.
Yes, sophistication and sparkle can coexist: Rose-gold flecks suspended in inky-black lacquer mean a fiercely futuristic look.
On nails: Lippmann Collection Nail Lacquer in Superstar, $35 for a set of three. Also try: Rescue Beauty Lounge Nail Polish in Look Rich, Be Cheap, $18.
Minx's ultrathin polymer sheets are placed on nails, then heated for an almost-indestructible finishno drying time required.
On nails: Silver Minx manicure; go to minxnails.com for salons.