Every possible manicure trend flooded the fall catwalks this season, proving nail art is officially back on fashion’s radar. At Antonio Marras, a single accent nail featured ornate swirls of gold over crimson and jet black, while at Sophia Webster, actual gold jewelry was glued to pastel talons, making it the key accessory of the show! Celebrities are back in the mani chair for marathon sessions too. Simply look to Cardi B’s vibrant rainbow nails to see that extravagant tips aren’t going anywhere, anytime soon.
Our favourite nail look of the season? We combined two must-have trends—metallic polish and graphic moons—to master a trend that’s both unique and fun. Follow this handy tutorial to help you create this camera-ready mani look of your own.
STEP 1: ALL ABOUT THAT BASE
Want a glassy, glam base? Never skip using a base coat to smooth a ridge-y surface. This simple prep also helps to extend the life of your manicure.
Try: QUO by Orly All In One Base Coat and Top Coat
STEP 2: HAND OUT THE ROSE
Brush your nails with a rose gold polish of your liking. If desired, apply a second coat of the polish to make the colour pop.
Try: Essie Nail Polish in Penny Talk
STEP 3: STICK TO IT
Once completely dry, apply a curved nail sticker toward the base of the nails, leaving room to draw a thin line below the cuticles.
Try: Essence French Manicure Tip Guides
STEP 4: FILL ‘ER UP
Apply black nail polish along each cuticle line. Allow time for the polish to dry before peeling off the stickers.
Try: Sally Hansen Hooked on Onyx
STEP 5: TIP TOP
Finish with a top coat to lock in your handy work for days upon days.
Try: Essie Good to Go Fast Dry Top Coat
STEP 6: MAKE IT RICH
To keep freshly manicured nails looking as though you’ve got a personal glam team on standby, apply cuticle oil once nails are completely dry, which helps nourish and hydrate until your next polish change.
Try: Revlon Essential Cuticle Oil