Fall Beauty Alert: Dark Blue Nails

09/10/2007 at 03:00 PM ET

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Last fall’s black nails may have fallen out of style, but you’re not ready to go pastel — what to do? You can still go dark with the newest trend in nail color: navy blue. The inky shade has already been spotted on stylish celebs from Eva Mendes to Fergie. To pull off this edgy look, you’ll need to follow a few simple rules. Keep nails short and well manicured — long talons can look Halloween-appropriate dipped in dark blue, and chipped dark polish is best left for punk rockers. To ensure long-lasting color, first apply a good base coat like Creative Nail Design Stickey Base Coat, $7; at ulta.com. Then snag a navy polish like Lippmann Collection Nail Lacquer in Rehab, $15 at lippmancollection.com or the shimmery Revlon Dark Pleasures Nail Lacquer in Midnight Affair, $7 at drugstore.com. Then, seal the color in with a top coat like Seche Vite, $10 at drugstore.com, and you’re set for fall!

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Rachel Leigh on

I just bought “Russian Navy” from OPI and it is so pretty! Blue nails are definitely a trend, but I’d rather spend 7 bucks on a nail polish trend than say $500 on a purse that’s going to be out of style next season!

Ida on

Ink blue nails are fab. I’ve was lucky enough to get my hands on the OPI Russian Blue—its beautiful. I was a Chanel black polish girl last year, didn’t think I care for the blue. One word: wrong. It goes with everything. love it!

Dior on

Navy blue nails are ok, however, I’m gonna stick to black.

To/Fran- In order for the black to come off easy, put a layer of clear on your nails b4 applying the black polish. works like a charm~

Quynh Tran on

I think Dark Blue Nails are the newest,better and funkier trends for makeups because it reminds me(Quynh Tran)of Sasha aka Bunny Boo from the Bratz Movies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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