Fall Sneak Peek: Fashion Forward Nails

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Marc Jacobs is always the designer to keep an eye on. From his stunning runway collections to his too cool for school red carpet antics, there’s no telling what Jacobs will do next. Well…sort of. This past New York Fashion Week, the designer gave the world a sneak peek at his next project—a cosmetics line.

The sneak peek came in the form of two unique nail lacquer bottles. One shade, called “Jezebel,” is a sheer red polish and the other, called “Shiny,” is a clear polish. A custom-made table that Jacobs owns supposedly inspired the two shades. 

These polishes and the rest of the makeup line follow on the heels of his hugely successful fragrance collection and they’ll be a part of a bigger collection set to hit the shelves at Sephora sometime in the fall of 2013.

Until then, follow these tips to make sure you’re keeping your nails in tiptop shape from Portland, OR, dermatologist Phoebe Rich, MD:

  • Nails need to be moisturized, especially after removing nail polish, so be sure to apply a cream regularly.
  • Always protect your cuticles. Never cut or forcefully push back your cuticles as doing so could lead to an infection. If you must push them back, only do so gently after a shower or bath.
  • If you want to wear a bright red or orange polish, prevent discoloration by applying an extra layer of base coat. If your nails become yellowed and discolored from the polish, your nails should return to normal color over several weeks if the same color is not reapplied.
  • While some people beg to differ, there is no scientific evidence that immersing nails in gelatin makes them stronger. Polishes that contain strengthening ingredients increase nail stiffness, which may make nails break more frequently.