The Fall collection from CND is dark, sultry, and full of drama. Nightspell is a collection inspired by a “dark and seductive edge.” CND NIGHTSPELL COLLECTION PREVIEW
“This season revolves around spellbinding beauty with a dark and seductive edge. A medium-length, dagger-shaped nail grounded in mercurial hues represents a woman’s talisman in that moment. As seen on The Blonds Fall runway, it’s all about sophistication and refinement – nail styles framed in liquid mercury or antique gold showcase a plethora of textures with magnifying spines to illuminate dimension!” says CND Co-Founder and Style Director Jan Arnold.
We got a sneak preview of the collection, and there are several stand-out shades. Finally, a collection that will tick many boxes on nail pro’s wish lists: a warm lilac creme, a few elegant duo chromes, and some shade shifting magic. Let’s dive in.
The Nightspell Collection
Shades from left to right are: Berry Boudoir: a deep berry jelly, Hypnotic Dreams: a rosey/gold duo chrome, Viridian Veil: a teal emerald metallic, Eternal Midnight: a navy/purple shifter, Lilac Eclipse: a warm-toned lilac creme, and Mercurial: a shimmering metallic that isn’t quite silver, not quite gunmetal. CND NIGHTSPELL COLLECTION PREVIEW
The shade comparisons that follow were photographed in direct sunlight on clear swatch sticks.
Berry Boudoir is a deeper, more blue toned semi-sheer deep berry color, as the name suggests. It is darker than Oxblood and much more purple than Tinted Love.
Hypnotic Dreams is a green/gold/rose flash duo chrome that is semi-sheer. It is very shimmery and I couldn’t find anything like it in my collection. I put it next to some of the other green flash/duo chromes I have for comparison. It is much warmer (and much more sheer) than Patina Buckle, much more bronze than Sienna Scribble, and more green/gold than Leather Satchel.
Viridian Veil is more teal than Fern Flannel and much more silver shimmery/metallic. It is one of my favorite colors CND has ever released, and I like a lot of stuff. That’s saying something. This is the standout color of the collection.
Eternal Midnight is a navy/purple flash that is quite a bit more purple than navy. It is hard to photograph, but it is considerably darker than Purple Purple, and much more blue-toned than Grape Gum.
Lilac Eclipse is a warm lavender creme that is much warmer/red toned than Lilac Longing (not pictured,) and more pink than Married to the Mauve. It is a unique color that I think clients will reach for again and again.
Mercurial is a very shiny and metallic warm silver. Here it is swatched next to Steel Gaze, to show that it is cooler toned and very shimmery. Mercurial isn’t a straight silver, and it isn’t quite as dark as gun metal. It’s gorgeous, and the micro shimmer in this formula makes the color sparkle.
You can grab the collection at professional beauty distributors beginning July 1. CND NIGHTSPELL COLLECTION PREVIEW