The neutral nail color trend, AKA mannequin hands, is returning this fall. Marc Jacobs’ Enamored Hi-Shine Lacquer in 9 to 5 is part of Marc’s exclusive runway nail polish collection and promises opaque coverage and high shine. Last weekend, I attended a wedding and didn’t want my nail polish to compete with my brightly-colored, graphic-patterned dress, so I opted to Beauty Test Drive this sophisticated shade. Let’s see how it turned out…
Price: $18, Marc Jacobs Beauty
Application: Instead of cutting my nails short, I rounded out the square edges giving each nail a softer look. Then I applied two coats of 9 to 5. The nail polish dries fairly quickly and does indeed go on quite opaque. Because the polish itself is quite glossy, and I was short on time, I skipped a topcoat.
Results: I love the way the light, neutral color compliments my tan without shouting “LOOK AT ME!” Without a base or topcoat, the polish lasted 72 hours, but the small chips were barely noticeable. Neutral colors are far more forgivable than bright reds. My only complaint is the price.