In a sea of nudes, beiges, and whites, dial R-E-D for knock­out nails. By Li Ying Lim.

Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - The Beauty Bazaar -

OPI Brazil Nail Lac­quer in Red Hot Rio, RM63 MAC Stu­dio Nail Lac­quer in Flam­ing Rose, RM52

“They are bright and hy­per-glam­orous in the aptly named Flam­ing Rose,” says man­i­curist Mar­ian New­man of the chilli red nails she cre­ated for the mod­els at Emanuel Un­garo us­ing MAC’s no­to­ri­ous nail hue. It is of­fi­cial. The colour is a sig­nif­i­cant sign of not only a re­turn to Hol­ly­wood glam­our and clas­sic man­i­cures, but also fem­i­nin­ity on dis­play in the most di­rect man­ner pos­si­ble. This bold­est and most beau­ti­ful hue seen on nails for cen­turies

gets an up­date with bright, fresh, high-shine red. Firstly, don’t be afraid to go all matchy-matchy. “Ev­ery­thing matched,” notes Keri Blair be­hind the scenes at the Zac Posen show. “The lip, the nail, the red in the col­lec­tion.” If that feels too over the top, go mys­te­ri­ous. At Alexander McQueen, dark

ro­mance and liq­uid metal face masks are off­set by nails that stand out in a storm of crim­son. They evoke the very mood that designer Sarah Bur­ton wanted to send across – Ori­en­tal lac­quer and kabuki the­atri­cal in­flu­ences. But if this ref­er­ence feels too or­nate, have a lit­tle bit of fun, and do as they do at House of Hol­land, where quirky Bri­tish charm is in­jected by way of Bar­bie doll pink and glit­ter on ruby nails. “It is like a lib­eral riot of pink

and red,” en­thuses lead man­i­curist So­phy Rob­son. Clas­sic. Fun. Sexy. All at­trac­tive qual­i­ties to have, and with as lit­tle as a man­i­cure. And did we also men­tion that a dash of red

can make your hands look 10 years younger? Bobbi Brown Nail Pol­ish in Valen­tine Red, RM57

Emanuel Un­garo Spring/ Sum­mer ’15

Jes­sica Nail Pol­ish in 217 Re­gal Red

Nars Nail Pol­ish in Soup Can, RM66

Zac Posen Spring/ Sum­mer ’15

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Nails Inc Nailkale in Maryle­bone High Street, RM70

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