Pigments For A Post-Vamp Era

WHAT'S A FASHION VICTIM to wear now that Chanel's plum-black Vamp nail polish is finally out of style? How about Urban Decay nail and lip colors, which are fast inflicting themselves on the national palette with cityscape-inspired hues like Oil Slick, Smog, Uzi, Frostbite, Asphyxia, Mildew, Roach, Plague, Pallor, Bruise, Ozone and Radium. They may sound like colors only a slumlord could love, but women from high schools to PTAs are snapping them up. And now that spring is arriving, so are Acid Rain yellow, Pigeon teal and Shattered ("Like the color of a smashed-in windshield after a crash," says exec Wende Zomnir, cheerfully). Its next hue's a red: Gash.

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