TBT: Hail the Half-Moon

The original moon manicure was worn by screen stars back in the ‘20s and yet the subtle nail art look continues to have broad appeal to this day. A simple swipe of lacquer across the lunula will take manicures to the next level of chic and the look will never go out style. Moonicures can be customized with a modern shape of then ail and amped up with bold color choices. So I browsed through our archives on the prowl for inspiration. Here’s what I found:

Gold plated half-moon by Essie’s Rita Remark. Get the how-to here.

A peekaboo take on the design by celeb nail tech Kimmie Kyees. See the step-by-step here.

A romantic twist on the moonicure bu Minnie Moons. This London-based nail tech offers the niche service to a high profile clientele. Read more about here.

Seamlessly blend a classic French with a negative space half-moon. This was created by Julie Ventura at NYC’s Paintbox

Not just for hands, moonicures look good on toes too. Full tutorial here

Perfect for spring, editorial manicurist Jin Soon Choi called this look a new wave modern moon. Nails by celeb manicurist Kait Mosh using Jin Soon’s latest shades. Details here


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