When I worked as a street photographer at New York Fashion Week Fall 2014, my job may have been to photograph stylish outfits, but I often found my eye gravitating towards trendy accessories and manicures. This look, the outline nail, is one I’ve been dying to try since it hit the runway.
The inspiration: Deborah Lippmann for Band Of Outsiders
While the Fall 2014 runway featured more subtle nail art, I’m not quite ready to give up my bold manicures just yet. I swapped Deborah Lippmann’s color choices for a black outline and lilac polish. By mixing pastels and black, my look transitions from the end of winter to spring.
Get the look:
1. Apply a base coat and paint your nails a pastel color, how you normally would.
2. Use a thin brush or nail art pen in black to trace the outline of your nails. This requires concentration and a steady hand. I would recommend leaning on a surface like a table. Deborah Lippmann created her look by turning the nail while she painted, but I did each side of the nail separately since I have a bit of a shakey hand.
Suggested: Sephora Nail Art Collection
3. Put nail polish remover on a q-tip to clean up any excess black lines.