Now that Spring has just about sprung (in the shopping world, that is!), celebrities and trend-setters are starting to ditch their winter reds, trendy nudes, and festive glitters for more adventurous hues. And this season, cobalt is having a major moment. It’s a bit more lively than navy, edgier than soft powder blue, and more sophisticated than electric blue, for the perfect mix of bold and chic. Beyonce has been spotted out and about rockin’ Nails Inc. best-selling shade Baker Street (a tribute to Blue Ivy, perhaps?), which is a great starter shade for those looking to venture into statement-making blue nails! For the perfect royal blue, I love American Apparel’s Mount Royal and OPI’s Dating a Royal for a pure, glitz-free cobalt shade. If you’re looking for something with a bit more shine, Essie’s Aruba Blue has a pretty metallic sheen, while Express’ Cerulean shade (part of a new-for-spring beauty collection!) has a superfine shimmer.
– Alexandra Gambardella