A Top Beauty Editor Shares the Only Nail Colors You Need
If you’re a beauty girl worth your salt, you already know who Agoo Bengzon is. The former Preview editor-turned-beauty guru is an industry icon, and her opinion on products is practically gospel. So when we got word of her collab with local nail brand Solique, there was only one thing to say: yasss.
A beauty junkie in her own right, Agoo knows exactly what works (and exactly what doesn’t). So when it came to her very own polishes, we expected chic curation and crème de la crème colors. Just as we thought, these lacquers are lovely, long-lasting, and laced with non-toxic ingredients. Read: mommy-safe.
To get a better grasp of her capsule collection, we asked Agoo for some insider deets. Our convo on color personalities and event-appropriate manicures below!
BEAUTYMNL: Out of the thousands of colors in the world, how did you narrow down your collection to just three?
AGOO: “[No] specific reason, but we did want to have at least one nude, one dark shade, and one unique or unexpected pop of color.”
What was the inspiration behind each shade?
AGOO: “I’ve always appreciated a good nude because I feel like it extends your fingers, making them appear long and elegant. But I wanted to do something that was different from the usual beige-ish or pinkish tone. [So], Cloud is a lilac-gray that will look great against any skin tone. Posse is a stunning metallic blue. I wanted to do something dark, but not necessarily the typical black—so I opted for something close but with a twist. Lastly, there’s Smitten. This one is typically me because I’m in love with magenta. The pigment of this is really strong, and somehow makes your hands look extra flawless.”
What’s the perfect time to wear each polish?
AGOO: “Cloud is the perfect daytime shade because it’s pretty and fresh. I would imagine this being the perfect shade to wear to a wedding or, if you’re the bride, on your big day! Posse is a shade that works well for nights out or any event that’s considered fasyon, because it’s such a chic, fashion-forward shade. Smitten is such a lovely hue for the summer. I see this as the most ideal shade for posting your #Mani or #Pedi [on Instagram] because it really brightens your skin tone and pops in pics.”
Any Agoo-exclusive tips for doing your own nails?
AGOO: “It’s really a must to use a good base and top coat, and I’m obsessed with the ones from Solique! Use them together with the #SoliqueXAgoo nail polish colors, and you can expect chip-free nails that last for more than a week—sans the UV lamp!”
Shop the Solique x Agoo in Cloud here, Posse here, and Smitten here. Only P180 each!
Flatlays and photos: @agoo_b and @girlstufforever on Instagram
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