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NYFW A/W 2018: Essie for Tanya Taylor

by NAILS Staff | February 12, 2018
Courtesy of Essie.

Courtesy of Essie.

Inspired by female artists like Hannah Hoch and Suzanne Duchamp, who played with bold color and always offered an element of surprise within their work, Julie Kandalec for Essie created an "untraditional French" manicure that mirrored the vibrant, two-tone shoes in teh collection. "We paired interesting and unexpected colors together," says Kandalec of her bold twist on a beauty classic.

Courtesy of Essie.

Courtesy of Essie.

Essie's slim brush offers enough precision to create a French tip minus any special tools. "Start from the left side of the nail and drag the brush across the tip in one swoop," Kandalec says of her technique. 

Courtesy of Essie.

Courtesy of Essie.

Get the manicure look:

Look 1: Metallic Meets Neon

1. Apply First Base Base Coat.

2. Apply two coats of No Place Like Chrome.

3. Using the polish brush from the bottle, create a french tip with two coats of Tart Deco.

4. Finish with Speed.Setter Top Coat for fast-drying shine. 

Courtesy of Essie.

Courtesy of Essie.

Look 2: Bold Meets Bright

1. Apply First Base Base Coat.

2. Apply two coats of Bahama Mama.

3. Dip a stiff, skinny eyeliner brush in acetone and carve out the French tip, then add a layer of Speed.Setter Top Coat to set the shape.

4. Once nails are dry to the touch, fill in the tip with two coats of Chillato.

5. Finish with another layer of Speed.Setter Top Coat for shine. 

Courtesy of Essie.

Courtesy of Essie.

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