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Fresh out of #maniinspo? The spring 2017 runways were loaded with ideas, created with polishes stocked on our shelves. There are options to suit all skill levels, so whether your painting abilities are newbie or next-level, there’s a nail-art trend for you this season.
The classic girly hue showed up at
These looks play on the old adage of “less is more,” where a section of the nail is left bare as part of the design. Proenza Schouler featured free-handed black swirls on an otherwise blank canvas, while Creatures of Comfort showed off bare digits except for rainbow French tips and a golden triangle decal on each cuticle. Our favourite? Opening Ceremony (pictured), where the nail artist painted black and
Even if you’re colour-shy (or extremely time-pressed), you can still try this spring trend. Nuanced nudes were spotted everywhere from Rag & Bone to Oscar de la Renta, but at Self-Portrait, Jenny Packham and Alexander Wang (pictured), Essie celebrity manicurist Michelle Saunders took barely-there nudes—painted the brand’s Au Natural and Cocktails and Coconuts—a step further by covering them with the shine-nixing Matte About You top coat. It’s all in the details!
For those craving a little flash, the molten finishes spotted backstage offer the right amount of shine. At 3.1 Phillip Lim (pictured), white-covered nails were topped with silver streaks (Sally Hansen global colour ambassador Madeline Poole layered Complete Salon Manicure in Gilty Party over Let’s Snow), and at Michael Costello, gold and burgundy ombré was back with Essie’s Sole Mate fading into Good as Gold.
Here’s an easy one that still delivers max impact: Vivid, contrasting