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Best Bet: Ciaté Velvet Manicure Kit

Photo: Courtesy of Chole Luper

Ciaté’s creative director Charlotte Knight was the mastermind behind the sprinklelike Caviar manicure, and now she’s playing with fabrics — specifically crushed velvet. Available in Berry Poncho (deep purple), Blue Suede (dark blue), and Mink Cashmere (light gray), the Velvet Manicure kit includes a bottle of polish, a tube of matching velvet flecks, and a mini-brush to wipe off any excess. The finished look is a bold, matte nail with some serious “Can I touch that?” texture.

Ciaté Velvet Manicure, $19, at Sephora.