Here at MDC, we're always on the lookout for top-of-the-line beauty gurus to share advice on hair, makeup and nails. Today, we are thrilled to have nail expert Kait Mosh show us how to get a purrr-fect spring mani! Take it away Kait!
An of-the-moment look is definitely the nude mani. Many of my celebrity clients consistently rock the nude mani, because it’s super classy and goes with every outfit. Recently, I was inspired by the nail look for Pink Tartan's latest runway show, created by lead nail artist for essie Canada, Rita Remark. This tutorial shows you an upgraded (and cat-like) version of the nude mani! I hope you like it!
Base coat like essie First Base
Your favorite opaque nude. If you’re not sure what your nude polish match is, find out here. (Try Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer in Neutral Statement or NYX Cosmetics Girls Nail Polish in Nude Truffle)
Nail polish in black (I used Orly Instant Artist Polish in Black)
Top coat like essie Good to Go
Step 1: Start with clean, manicured hands. Wipe nail beds thoroughly with alcohol or acetone to clear off any oil or dirt.
Step 2: Paint on a layer of base coat.
Step 3: Paint two thin coats of the nude polish of your choice. Allow three to five minutes to dry.
Step 4: Using your nail art polish, paint on cat ears on the tip of a few nails (it doesn’t matter which ones). To do this, simply draw a half moon and two triangular cat ears on opposite sides of the line (see picture). Allow three to five minutes to dry.
Step 5: Apply top coat, and a little cuticle oil and you’re good to go!
Want more nail tutorials you can do at home? Check them out here!
Photo: Erin Laine
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