Talk­ing Nails

CLEO (Malaysia) - - MATRIX SPECIAL -

Who bet­ter to give us an in­sight on nails and the colours that work than Dior’s very own In­ter­na­tional Nail De­signer, Ana­tole Rainey.

You’ve worked with a lot of mod­els and celebri­ties. Any in­ter­est­ing anec­dotes about their nails?

Mod­els and ac­tresses have so many man­i­cures done that their nails are al­ways in tip-top con­di­tion. When I’m work­ing with Kate Moss, we do more ed­i­to­rial work rather than ad­ver­tise­ments so we do in­ter­est­ing de­signs some­times. I per­son­ally like a chic nail but I also like play­ing with colours and de­signs like the half moon shape I re­cently cre­ated which was in­spired by the Spring/Sum­mer 2014 collection.

What’s your favourite colour?

That’s a dif­fi­cult ques­tion. I love Nuit 1947. It’s a very dark red which suits ev­ery skin tone and it’s such an el­e­gant shade. The per­fect shade for when you go out at night. It’s like the per­fect ac­ces­sory.

Any tips to ap­ply­ing nail colour the right way?

What makes the new Dior Ver­nis so great is that it makes ap­pli­ca­tion a lot eas­ier. The for­mula is much more fluid. You only need to dip the brush in once and it col­lects just the right amount of pol­ish you need to cover one nail. The brush is also kind of curved on the bot­tom and flat so it fans out to cover the whole nail.

What would you con­sider colours that make nails look chic?

At the end of the day it’s all about per­sonal taste for me. I think all the 24 colours are el­e­gant enough to be pulled off by any­body. But I do love Greige. It’s what I per­son­ally like to call neo-nudes. They’re a new take on the tried-and-tired ‘nat­u­ral ’ colours.

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