Puttin' on the Glitz

The easiest way to freshen up your favorite fuchsia? Try the same color but with a metallic finish, says Sally Hansen global color ambassador Madeline Poole. For maximum impact, pair it with another metallic: Copper is most flattering on darker skin, while silver looks best on lighter skin.

Try Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in "Mad Women" and "Terra-Coppa" ($10 each).

Clean Slate

Feather gray may be a winter staple, but it’s equally lovely now when paired with a rich teal. These two shades create a striking contrast, and the iridescent finish of the slate makes it even more dramatic, says OPI nail expert April Foreman.

Try OPI Infinite Shine 2 in "I Can Never Hut Up" and "Is That a Spear in Your Pocket?" ($12.50 each).

Bright Outlook

Match your sunny disposition to your manicure with this mix of tangerine and playful pink. Because the hues share a bright, warm tone, they complement each other in a fun, youthful way, says Choi.

Try Jin Soon Nail Polish in "Hope" and "Love" ($18 each).

Shining Stars

Rock on with the latest heavy-metal hit: this rose gold and silver duo. The finish on both is almost frosty, not glittery, so they’re more discreet (and modern) than you might expect, says Essie celebrity manicurist Michelle Saunders.

Try Essie Nail Polish in "Penny Talk" and "No Place Like Chrome" ($9 each).

Wild Cards

Feeling daring? Go for the bold with these lemon-lime and electric blue shades, which look exquisite against all skin tones, says nail artist Jin Soon Choi. If this pair is a little much for you, wear the chartreuse only on an accent nail.

Try Jin Soon Nail Polish in "Charme" and "Blue Iris" ($18 each).

Photos: Christopher Coppola/Studio D


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