Do you adore Dior? I know I do.
I came up with a manicure that captured the richness and elegance of Charlize's dress, but that's still easy for any budding nail artist to apply.
I used varying shades of golds and browns, and finished with a buildup of glitter at the top of the nail to mimic the bejeweled look of the dress.
Gone are the neon manicures of summer; fall brings in the the refinement of metallic tones and opulence of texture and sparkle. I don't mind.
This manicure features a deep gold base with added glitter tip- three types of glitter to be exact.
You can't go wrong here.
Let's begin with the tutorial.
Step 1: Gather materials. Needed are clear nail polish, a taupe (I used Sinful Colors Nirvana), a shimmery beige (I used Sally Hansen #4453), a shimmery gold (I used LA Colors Seashell), a gold glitter (I used Sinful Colors All About You), fine gold loose glitter and chunky gold glitter.
You will also need a paint brush, and nail polish remover for cleanup.
Step 2: Paint one coat of the taupe. Let dry.
Paint one coat of the shimmery beige. Let dry.
Paint two coats of the shimmery gold. Let dry.
You are building layers of colors which add to the richness of the paint.
Step 3: With the gold glitter nail polish, take a small glob and paint evenly only the top 2/3rds of your nail, leaving the bottom third the plain gold color.
Repeat with each nail. Let dry.
Step 4: Paint a coat of the clear nail polish. Working quickly, take your dry paint brush and dip in the fine loose glitter. Tap the end towards the top half of the nail so some glitter falls onto the nail.
Now, take a pinch of chunky glitter and sprinkle on tip of nail; it's ok if it falls a little lower like seen in the picture. We are aiming for a glitter dusted tip look.
Repeat with each nail. Make sure to press down the glitter on the nail so it sticks.
When dry, apply top coat over everything.
|A close up of the glitter-dusted look!|
All photos and instructions copyright Allison Cooling for Quiet Lion Creations.
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