Nail Polish Pick: YSL's Not-So-Basic Black

These black hues have an embellished twist


Photo by Ivan Engler

Fashion types are famously partial to black, but the colour is anything but basic in Yves Saint Laurent’s latest collection–one of the first by Lloyd Simmonds, the brand’s recently appointed B.C.-born international makeup artist. The mascaras and eyeliners are all variations on an inky black theme, embellished with unexpected tones such as bronze, cherry and jade. But our favourite way to show off the midnight shade is on glossed up fingertips: La Laque in Black Indigo, Black Lapis and Black Bronze, $26 each.