SHOW: Rebecca Minkoff
LEAD ARTIST: Michelle Saunders for essie
THE INSPIRATION: Eclectic cool girl vibes from Minkoff’s line.
GET THE LOOK – NAILS
Step 1: Start by applying first base base coat to clean nails.
Step 2: Next, apply go go geisha, an antique pink, to just the ring fingers, and let dry.
Step 3: Then, paint maki me happy, a deep crimson, on the rest of the nails.
Step 4: Now, take the maki me happy and while angling your brush horizontally, drag it across the tip of the ring fingers (just shy of half way down your nail).
Step 5: Using go go geisha in this same fashion, paint across the tips of the other nails to complete the look.
Step 6: Finish with gel.setter top coat.
essie pro tip: Michelle suggests holding the brush horizontally to help create a crisp, straight line. Another option is to use clear tape to tape off the area at the tip, simply paint the tip of the nail – be sure to allow the polish to become semi-dry before removing the tape. If you’re more experienced with your nail art, you can instead create negative space by painting the entire nail your base color and then use a flat brush dipped in acetone to remove the tip of the nail’s polish before painting with the accent color.