Nails lose their shine for $10 or less


Fall 2010 is many months away -- a good thing, since it will take you that long to save up for some of the fashions marching down the runway right now at Fashion Week.

But there is one captivating catwalk trend you can wear -- and afford -- right now. Models' manicures have lost their luster -- in a good way. Matte polish, like matte lipstick before it, is having a moment -- and its subtle cool makes it perfect for any season or occasion. Below, great polish picks to help you jump right in.

The bright fuschia of Sephora for OPI Domestic Goddess is perfect for spring -- and just $5.

For the diehard black polish fan, Divine Marchesa Black Sapphire is a perfect fit ($10).

Forever 21's LA Girl Matte navy polish is a hit on either coast -- and for just $2.80.

If you're ready to commit to a full matte wardrobe, try OPI's three-polish set of classic shades in new no-shine versions ($8.50).

And perhaps the best investment out there is Essie's Matte About You magical topcoat -- it gives shades you already own a flawless matte finish ($10).