Eggplant Purple Nails Are The Moody Fall 2023 Update To The Lavender Haze Trend

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Pastel purple has been a hit this year, with the lavender haze aesthetic dominating fashion, makeup, and of course, nails. This summer, we've seen pastel digital lavender nails, as well as the lavender chrome manicure taking the nail world by storm. But as summer is flying by, fall 2023 trends are trickling in, and there are already some predictions for popular autumnal nail colors. 

Luckily, purple isn't going away anytime soon — it's just showing up a bit darker this fall. In other words, you should expect to see eggplant purple nails everywhere. Eggplant purple is considered a deep and dark purple shade, sometimes seen with undertones of reddish brown that capture the warm tones of autumn. Worn glossy or matte, solid or abstract, this moody tone can be adapted for all tastes and occasions. If you're unsure where to find this purple shade, try Essie's Underground Ball polish, as well as the Eggplant shade from Orly. We hope to give you some early inspiration as the fall months begin to approach. 

Sleek purple lacquer

Whether you're painting your nails at home or visiting the salon, a deep purple shade looks great with a glossy finish, replicating the same shine of an eggplant. This specific manicure was painted with Le Manoir's gel polish in the shade Fig, but you can't go wrong with any dark purple polish out there. 

Make it matte

If you like a more muted look, go for a purple matte finish. OPI's Boys Be Thistle-ing At Me is a perfect shade that captures eggplant purple. If your polish happens to dry glossy, applying a matte top coat polish is one of the easy at-home ways to get a matte manicure

Dark purple tips

For a subtle spin on eggplant purple nails, go for a French manicure that doesn't dominate your outfit or overall look. This is not only an elegant and simple look but is also great if you want a change from your standard solid manicures. You can keep your nails short and trimmed or go for longer tips for more color. 

Smokey purple

This smokey purple look has Halloween written all over it. You can achieve a smokey effect at home with gel polish and a top coat. Applying a purple gel polish sparingly, swirl it around with your top coat while the gel is still wet, and let it dry. These nails will bring out the witch in you this fall. 

Elevate the purple with gold

Maybe you love your solid, deep purple nails, but it feels like something is missing. Why not add a bit of luxury to your manicure with gold nail foil flakes? After all, purple and gold flatter each other beautifully, and the gold will give your nails a stunning shimmer. 

Experiment with nail art

Nail art is another way to add more elements to a solid manicure, whether it's stripes, delicate flowers, hearts, or any of your favorite shapes. For extra precision, use a nail stamping plate to apply your nail designs easily. Pair your purple nails with neutral tones like white or black for contrast.