Brown is having a moment. From latte makeup, to mocha manis and conker nails, this season is all about tapping into brown shades in some way. And, we’re so on board. Not only is brown a neutral that goes with everything, but it’s also heavy on those cosy toasted tones that we need to weather the um, weather.
It’s cold and grim outside and grey’s just not doing it. That’s why we’re leaning into a shade that we associate with mugs of hot cocoa, and autumn strolls wrapped up in soft scarves and stompy boots – which brings us back to conker nails.
What are conker nails?
Conker nails as you might expect land on the exact shade we see in conkers. It’s an earthy brown, but with added warmth thanks to a teensy undertone of red coming through, so it’s a little cosier than cool-toned chocolates. And, just as conkers have a gorgeously shiny shell, conker nails look especially delicious when they’re extra glossy.
One of our favourite renditions comes from luxury manicurist Julia Diogo (@paintedbyjools) who tapped up Bio Sculpture’s stunning Rosewood Stardust shade to create the most mesmerising mani. It features that conker colour we were talking about, but with a super subtle sparkle to keep things glossy and add a little magic when the light hits right.
Why wear conker nails?
We see black-red rouge noirs take off around this time every year, but if you want a new spin – especially one that feels a little cosier – heading away from black and toward brown offers a softer alternative. Plus, it’s bang on trend with all the brown tones that have been headlining this year.
How to wear conker nails?
As already mentioned, glossy conker nails look sensational. But we’ve also seen the trend remixed with different finishes, shapes and designs. Here’s 7 of our favourites…
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