You’ve probably heard, or even tried, using make up to contour your cheekbones, nose, neck, jawline, collarbone, abs, legs — basically every body part in existence — but did you know you can also use this trick on your nails?
To create a longer-looking nail is actually easier than it sounds. Here’s our step by step guide:
- Use a clear base coat or lighter-coloured coat of polish onto your nail.
- Sweep a deeper colour down the middle. This is what gives you that contoured effect, just like how you’d use a highlighter above and below your cheekbones to make them look sharper.
- To finish the look, she used a semi-matte topcoat, since it’s not too matte or dull; regular topcoats will do too, but pure matte is too harsh.
Manacurist Jin Soon Choi put this the genius trick to use at the latest Vera Wang runway show at New York Fashion Week, where she painted a base coat on the models’ nails, and swiped either a powder-pink white or a blackberry red shade down the center of their fingertips.