68 October 2016
Focus On . . . Focus On . . .
Who says fall colors have to be hum-drum?
For mani mavens, the rainbow is up for grabs.
by Ann H. Carlson
1 The Cuccio Colour Noir Collection celebrates mys-
tique with shades such as Femme Fatale (shimmering
fuschia), Lauren BluCal (inky blue) and Notorious
(shimmering green). The professional nail lacquer is
formulated with triple pigmentation technology for
rich coverage in one coat and true coverage in two.
Suggested retail price: $8 each, cuccio.com
2 Featuring an improved formula, Omega Labs Nail
Lacquer offers an array of long-wearing fashion colors,
including Sensual Grey, Purple Rain and Neon Horizon
Blue. The lacquers are free of DBP, toluene, formalde-
hyde, formaldehyde resin and camphor. SRP: $7 each,
3 The Mini Mani Moo Delicious Top Coat Duo offers
two sweet-scented, fast-drying options to finish any
fall manicure. Berry Matte-ness features a berry cobbler-
scented matte finish, while Cookie Dough offers a
glossy top coat with a fresh-baked cookie aroma.
SRP: $17.90, minimanimoo.com
4 Inspired by the elements of nature, the Dermelect
Cosmeceuticals ME 2016 Unearthed Collection
offers six vibrant shades, including Nobody's Fool
(chrome marigold), To the Core (russet copper) and
Magmatized (fiery red). Dermelect will plant a tree for
every lacquer sold. SRP: $14 each; $29 per set,
5 A nod to one of California's most scenic roadways, the
Orly Mulholland Collection features six iconic hues,
including Mansion Lane (slate cream), Hillside Hideout
(mauve shimmer) and Cahuenga Pass (bright orange
cream). The collection includes the new Orly Genius
Brush made with 600 bristles to hug the cuticle for even
coverage. SRP: $8.50 each, orlybeauty.com
6 An homage to the 1990's grunge scene, the China
Glaze Rebel Collection delivers 12 rocking shades,
including Holo at ya Girl! (green-gold holographic glitter),
Jagged Little Teal (vampy teal cream), Teen Spirit (inky
metallic blue-black) and Pearl Jammin' (gray opalescent).
SRP: $7.50 each, chinaglaze.com ■
Ann H. Carlson is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor.