‘New Vintage’ was the theme for Chanel’s haute couture fall 2012 show in Paris, last week, and it spread it across all realms of the runway show. The newness shone through the make-up look for the show, especially with the modern take on a traditional moon manicure.
Without diving into the crazy side of nail artistry, global creative director of Chanel, Pete Philips, twisted a traditional manicure into a two-toned, sophisticated nail art.
As this was Chanel’s first attempt at introducing nail art into their shows, this look is perfect for those who have always abided by a safe and simple manicure. You don’t need any special tools or stencils for this. It’ll give the nails a new look, whilst it can easily be done at home.
The look is a two-tone shimmery silver base with a stripe of Barbie pink and for it you’ll need: a silver polish, a bubble-gum pink polish, a base coat, topcoat and a steady hand.
Tip: When choosing a silver polish, ensure it’s well pigmented, so it can act as a solid base for this look. The pink nail polish should have a shiny glossiness.
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