The Nail Trend That's Going to Be HUGE This Year—Can You Guess?


(Lindsay Schallon/StyleBistro)

They say three's a trend, and we've seen handfuls (heh!) of this look backstage during Fashion Week — can you guess?

Matte nails!

"It is definitely a trend," Deborah Lippmann told us at Badgley Mischka, where she lacquered the models' tips with a rich ruby red matte color called Red Silk Boxers, which launches later this year. "We've done two collections that have a matte finish," she continued. "It's all about matte. Put your sheer pinks away for the fall, just put them away. Don't throw them away, but put them in the back. It's going to be color, color, color."

Lippman also has a "punk rock" popcorn-ceiling-like textured matte polish coming out this summer, which she used at both Zero + Maria Cornejo and Lela Rose.


(Photos via Instagram) "Red Silk Boxers at Badgley Mishcka, "Pretty Vacant" at Zero + Maria Cornejo, and "I Wanna Be Sedated" at Lela Rose.

As for other lacquer lines, Butter London designed these grungy-glam matte nails at ICB by Prabal Gurung:


(Lindsay Schallon/StyleBistro) Butter's "Chimney Sweep" and "Matte Finish Top Coat."

And OPI unveiled its new "Matte Top Coat," which hits stores this April, at Karen Walker's fall 2013 show:


(Photo courtesy of OPI)

And that's just the, uh, tip of iceberg. There's still, at least, a full day of shows to come! Tell us, what are your thoughts on the matte nail trend? Us? We're obsessed! Weigh in with your thoughts in our poll, below.

Poll: What are your thoughts on the matte nail trend?
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  • I want to, uh, nail this look right now!
  • I was over it before it began.
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