Blame it on Twilight: the vamp look has been going strong and the trend continues this season with dark lips and dark nails , respectively. Chocolate brown—from deep Belgian to light cocoa powder—is one of many unusual nail colors of the moment, and while it seems to be an unlikely shade for glamour girls, a high-gloss finish lends it edgy, fashion forward flair. We love Maneater Luscious Bittersweet Chocolate nail polish from the Deborah Lippman Collection. Rock it with an oversized cocktail ring for an of-the-moment finish. Try on chocolate makeup to go with chocolate nails in our virtual makeover studio.
When you wear dark chocolate or any candy -colored nail polish, your hands become the focal point, especially if you’re prone to gesticulating wildly while posing with a champagne flute at cocktail parties . You can make your hands look flawless by adding a touch of makeup to the back of each. This will diminish brown spots and even out your skin tone. Sometimes it’s okay to cheat (wink, wink). --Stephanie Simons