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The Top Nail-Color Trends To Try Right Now

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    In the grand scheme of new beauty-product releases, nail polish is, undoubtedly, the most overwhelming. The top brands flood the market with several launches every season. This deluge makes it hard to keep track of all the newbies — even for beauty editors! This is why we called on some extra help to guide us in our pursuit of the top colors for the year.

    So what's the latest in color trends? Celebrity and editorial nail artist Steph Stone gave us the lowdown. Her portfolio features a who's who of Hollywood: Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato, Rooney Mara, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley — you get it. To boot, she's done tons of campaigns, editorials, and magazine covers.

    Ahead, Stone walks us through the seven biggest nail-color trends to rock right now. Plus, check out her tips on the nail lengths and shapes that best complement each hue, and her favorite polish picks.

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    Dark, Glittery Navy
    Navy isn't new, but this year it's getting an update. "Blue is typically viewed as a risky color to pull off," Stone tells us. "[But] sparkly navy blue just screams 'sophisticated winter wonderland.'" And luckily, tons of brands are coming out with navy-and-glitter hues, with textures ranging from baby-fine to chunky. Stone's top pick is from fellow nail artist Deborah Lippmann: "Rolling In the Deep is dark and subtle enough to keep you looking chic, while still adding a ton of flair to your look with its perfect touch of sparkle."

    How To Wear It: "Best worn on short, square nails to keep you looking sharp!" Stone says. "This color would even look amazing with a matte topcoat, to really draw out the sparkles."

    Deborah Lippmann Nail Color in Rolling In the Deep, $18, available at Deborah Lippmann.

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    Whim is Ulta’s in-house nail brand, and it shouldn’t go unnoticed. The line is stocked with on-trend colors like this shimmery navy hue, which goes on ultra-glossy in just two coats.

    Whim Nail Lacquer in Indigo Waters, $10, available at Ulta Beauty.

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    For something a touch brighter, try Julep's Charmaine. The base is a classic navy, and it has glitter of various sizes for serious sparkle.

    Julep Nail Polish in Charmaine, $14, available at Julep.

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    One coat of Essie's Starry Starry Night is a slightly sheer, vibrant blue, but two coats feel deep and moody. However, you have to hurry: The brand has re-released this shade from the vaults (it made its debut in 1985!) for a limited time.

    Essie Nail Polish in Starry Starry Night, $8.50, available at Beauty.com.

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    While there's no actual glitter in Sally Hansen's inky night sky navy, the metallic sheen to this pigment reflects light so beautifully, you could almost say it sparkles.

    Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Dark Hue-moor, $5.99, available at Walgreens.