Marie Claire (South Africa) - - BEAUTY -

Play­ing around with colour will al­ways tickle our fancy, but the new bold nail is less gar­ish and more about lin­ear de­sign. De­sign­ers like Misha Nonoo and Cyn­thia Row­ley dap­pled in this trend with colour­ful asym­met­ri­cal stripes painted on the nail. Patty added some vari­a­tion by mix­ing up monochro­matic di­ag­o­nal and straight lines with a pop of colour. ‘Start by get­ting the nail shape right. Use a nail file an­gled un­der the nail corner and file down the sides to cre­ate a slightly rounded square shape,’ she says. The pièce de ré­sis­tance of this look is mak­ing it seem ef­fort­less. Use white nail pol­ish as your ac­cent colour and test out chevron, stripe and di­a­mond de­signs. To play up the punch in this nail look, Renton cre­ated a sim­ple bold lip. ‘Go with the light­est colour used on the nails; it will help to com­ple­ment the look with­out seem­ing over­done,’ he says.

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