Mani Monday: Modern French Tips

Modern French Manicure Nail Art Design

New York Fashion Week has just ended and while it focused on Fall/Winter 2016, it means that Spring is that much closer. Last fall, when the fashion shows showcased their spring looks, they also created trends for beauty and nails for the upcoming season.

Updated french manicures were seen on numerous runways including Monique Lhuillier, Veronica Beard and Johnathan Simkhai. Another designer, Tibi, took it a step further and combined the negative space trend with the modern french tip. There are two ways you can achieve this look and you can either use an opaque or sheer base colour.

Modern French Manicure Nail Art Design

For the beginner nail artist, start with your base colour (a pale nude or pink looks best) and apply two coats. Allow to dry completely. Once it is fully dry, use a french nail tip sticker and place it where you’d like the tips of your nails to start. Take the accent colour and paint above the sticker, leaving a small vertical stripe in the middle of your nail. Remove the sticker immediately so you are left with a crisp line.

For the more advanced artist, take a nail art brush and the accent colour once you’ve applied the base colour. Freehand the french tip and again, leave the vertical space blank in the middle.

Either way let the design dry for 10 minutes and then apply a top coat.

Modern French Manicure Nail Art Design

Polishes Used: CND Vinylux Skin Tease and OPI Rich Girls and Po-Boys

Modern French Manicure Nail Art Design

What nail art trends are you excited to try out?

til next time…

Disclaimer: Polishes used in this post sent for consideration.

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