THE NEW NEUTRAL
These are not your traditional mannequin hands. “It’s not going to match anyone’s skin tone,” says Rita Remark, Essie global lead educator and lead nail artist, of the industrial-looking matte mani at Alexander Wang. “I didn’t want it to look hyper-feminine or hypermasculine. It’s kind of like a blank foundation.” Remark layered a pink shade over a true-nude hue to achieve a warmer colour, but if you don’t have the patience (or the time) for that, try Essie Sugar Daddy Nail Polish on its own. “It kind of looks like lipgloss on your nails,” she says. “It’s really clean and jelly-like.” PRODUCT Apply Essie Nail Polish in Sand Tropez ($10), allow it to dry a bit and then layer on a coat of Sugar Daddy ($10). For details, see Shopping Guide.