That's the question, my friends. We spent a couple of Winters wearing taupe nailpolish (You don't Know Jacques, anyone?) but apparently, greige is going to be the new thing, if we judge by Lady GaGa's nails on the September issue of Vanity Fair
Now, what's greige? (or, as we would say in French, grège). Well it's a mix of grey and beige, and typically a dirty-looking color.
I have actually heard some people comparing greige to a light taupe, but I think it's a mistke - greige is dirtier because there's the grey in it, which the basic taupe doesn't have. See?
Anyway, how does that translate into nailpolish? Well, this way, for example:
This is Ciate Paintpot in Cookies and Cream (what a delicious name, isn't it?). You would actually need 3 coats to make it totally opaque and less sheer than it is on my fingers here.
I find I get a more intense color, with a bit more grey in it, using Essie Playa del Platinum.
Unfortunately, these aren't the most flattering colors on my because of my skintone, but I like that greige color nevertheless and will most certainly wear it this Fall.
Other greige nailpolishes to check out: Essie Chinchilly, Butter London Fash Pack, Deborah Lippmann Waking Up In Vegas, Essie Body Language, Mecca Cosmetics Perdita, Ciate Sharp Tailoring.
Are you wearing greige this season? What's your greige of choice?