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.
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?
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.
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.
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!
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!
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