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Nail Polish Goes Matte for Fall

A matte top coat is the season's most important accessory.

The only thing making more of a statement than a dearth of mascara at the F/W13 runway shows was matte nails. From The Row to Alexander Wang, there was a serious lack of shine on the models’ fingernails. At the latter, CND co-founder Jan Arnold actually buffed out the regular topcoat for a sandstone-like manicure on Wang’s models. But there were plenty of other shows—Helmut Lang, Karen Walker—that just used a de-shining topcoat. So if you don’t want to paint and then destroy your nails, try one of the following!

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