When you're looking for hairstyle and makeup inspiration, there's nothing easier than reinventing the classics! Complement your high ponytail with a pretty braid, enhance your smoky eye with bold metallics and switch out your classic black eyeliner with a bold blue! No matter what you wear, give it your own signature twist and let your creativity shine!
Recently, the manicurists backstage at Fashion Week have decided to do just that, upgrading the classic French manicure with a gilded spin. Want to know more about the trend? Luckily for you, we've got the scoop...
Metallic tips for spring-summer 2016
About the trend
Metallic nails are one of the manicure trends that dominated the Fall-Winter 2015-16 runways and it looks like this is one nail art trend that isn't going anywhere. Rather than work the trend on the entire surface of the nail, this season your favorite metallics will cover the ends, just like a classic white-tipped French manicure.
It gives a touch of style and sophisticaled to any nail color, from solid whie to pastel or even unpainted!
How to try it
Start by applying a base coat to protect your nail bed from staining. Then, apply your nail shade of choice to the entire nail, using the fewest amount of strokes possible for even opacity. Allow your nail color to dry and then apply a second coat.
The key to achieving this look with success? Small French manicure nail strips that you can apply about 1/3 down from the tips to act as a guide. Apply the nail take and then paint just the ends with your favorite metallic polish. Let it dry before painting a transparent top coat over your nails and you're all set!