Muted Nail Trend – Morgan Taylor

The muted nail trend is one of my absolute favourites – I’m a huge fan of anything grey-toned and am always looking for nail varnish that puts a different spin on the typically season-appropriate colours. Spring is usually when people unpack their pastels, maybe a few brights, perhaps some nudes. So I’ve picked some beautiful Morgan Taylor polishes that are unusual takes on the more traditional colours.

Morgan Taylor polishes perfect for the muted nail trend.

Perfect Landing is a muted coral that is perfect for easing you into the brighter colours of summer. It’s such a pretty creme and really unusual – it feels a little bit retro to me, which I love. This needed two coats for full coverage. Would you replace your typical spring/summer shade with this?

Morgan Taylor Perfect Landing - a muted coral that is an alternative to the bright spring pastels. Morgan Taylor Perfect Landing - a muted coral that is an alternative to the bright spring pastels.

Oh Para-chute! reminds me of a darker OPI Skull & Glossbones and a more grey-toned Essie ‘Da Bush’. Beautiful dusty sage greens that so chic and unique (…that wasn’t meant to rhyme). It’s a lovely way to add a different neutral to your wardrobe for spring. This was another two-coater.

Morgan Taylor Oh Para-chute! A muted sage green polish. Morgan Taylor Oh Para-chute! A muted sage green polish.

After only saying the other day that Floss Gloss ‘Mauve Wives’ was a unique shade in my collection, I found this polish in my ‘to try’ pile: Figure 8s And Heartbreaks. This one is more pink-toned than the Floss Gloss one, so might appeal to a wider audience. This is a lovely alternative if you usually go for fuchsias and deep berries. Two coats, no problem.

Morgan Taylor 'Figure 8s and Heartbreaks' - a beautiful muted wine coloured nail polish. Morgan Taylor 'Figure 8s and Heartbreaks' - a beautiful muted wine coloured nail polish.

Flirt In A Skating Skirt was the one I was least excited about but is the one I kept on for a few days after swatching. As I’ve said many times before, blue polishes are not my thing. But the steel tone in this cornflower blue gives it such a beautiful and eye-catching look. The colour is the photos below is much more blue than it is in real life, I couldn’t capture the muted grey tone (even after 40+ photos!) This polish could easily be a one coater, but if you’re a regular you know that I can never rest after one coat!

Morgan Taylor 'Flirt In A Skating Skirt' - a pretty muted grey-blue creme polish. Morgan Taylor 'Flirt In A Skating Skirt' - a pretty muted grey-blue creme polish.

All of the above swatches were taken after using the Morgan Taylor REACT No Light Extended Base Coat and the REACT No Light Extended Top Coat. Both are great options if you’re looking for new nail care products, although the top coat isn’t as fast drying as my usual Seche Vite (honestly, I don’t think anything is!)

What do you think to the muted nail trend? I’m a huge fan but can see why it’s a little underwhelming for those who love their bright nails. Let me know you favourite shade in the comments below!

Lex

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3 Comments

  1. Michelle
    27th February 2017 / 5:22 pm

    I was surprised at how much I liked all of these on your swatches. They are all very flattering and I may buy Perfect Landing as I wouldn’t normally get an orange shade but it isn’t too bright and just a lovely colour for summer. Thanks for the post, really liked it 🙂

  2. 29th May 2017 / 7:11 pm

    Your nail swatches are beautiful! My fav is Perfect landing 🙂

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