Taking inspiration from the vertical, or “falling” stripes throughout Monse’s FW 2017 collection, essie Global Lead Educator, Rita Remark created a half-striped nail on the ring finger to accompany the luxe colors in the clothing collection without adding more weight to the look. A chrome pinky was then added to leave a “lasting impression,” said Rita.
get the look
Begin by painting the nails with grow stronger base coat for clean, healthy nail
- Next, apply licorice to all of the nails except for the pinky finger
- Use a striping brush to paint half of the ring finger with no place like chrome and half with licorice for a panel nail loo
- Apply no place like chrome to the entire pinky finger
- Finish with gel setter for high shine.
essie pro tip: If you struggle with painting a perfect line (and lack a striping brush at home) Rita suggests using painter’s tape on top of a fully dried nail. Paint one coat of no place like chrome, let dry, then place the tape. Polish licorice on the other half and peel the tape away!
Check out the video from the Monse F/W 17 show