Get a Mauve On

The thing about the opaque beige-colored nail trend, if you think about it, is that you’re painting your nails the color of skin. It’s kind of like the beauty world’s version of Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre. While that seems like a lovely way to celebrate spring, we’re more interested in the less corporeal tones of the color spectrum, particularly Yves Saint Laurent’s Mauve Silk nail polish (gotta love how the name sounds like it was inspired by L’eggs pantyhose), a despondent lilac that’s both prissy and ponderous—and a twinge less reminiscent of cannibals. $20 at YSL boutiques and department stores.

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