Marie Claire (South Africa) - - BEAUTY -

There is a fine line be­tween tacky and taste­ful when it comes to nail art. We’ve mas­tered the trick; so­phis­ti­cated, bold nails us­ing sim­plis­tic but graphic shapes. ‘Paint a chevron pat­tern us­ing a dark shade,’ says Patty. She sug­gests paint­ing the whole nail with the lighter colour and then paint­ing the shape in a darker colour. If you strug­gle with a steady hand, sim­ply use sticky tape to mark the out­line of the tri­an­gle at the base of the nail be­fore paint­ing the darker colour. Al­ter­na­tively, she sug­gests flat­ten­ing the nail pol­ish brush at the base of the nail to cre­ate the out­line of the shape then paint­ing the rest of the nail, leav­ing the tri­an­gle shape bare. Patty achieved the per­fect win­ter-friendly shade of mul­berry and Renton mim­icked that with a berry-stained lip.

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