Behind the Scenes: Essie for Pamela Love SS12

 Posted by on September 12, 2011
Sep 122011

Essie for Pamela Love nail tutorial
At Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week there is always so much more to look at than the clothes. Manicures have become the newest beauty craze and art form. And these beautiful designs were all over the runways for Spring 2012. The nail look created be Elle Gerstein for Pamela love was inspired by the bohemian Moroccan theme of the Essie Nail Polish collection.

Elle Gerstein at the Pamela Love show
Elle Gerstein

“We drew inspiration from the reverse chevron french manicure, which exposes the nail’s natural moon, from the tribal graphic element of the clothing and the triangular jewelry paired with the collection.”

Essie nail polish at pamela love

Here’s how you can create this fashion week look:

Step 1 – Paint the entire nail bed with a base coat.

Step 2 – Apply Essie Topless and Barefoot, an opaque matte nude. Let dry.

Step 3 – The use Essie’s Little Brown Dress, a chocolate brown shade, and paint a diagonal from each corner of the nail bed to create a tiny triangle. Start on either side of the nail brushing up to the middle on the diagonal and then reverse to complete the “V” formation.

Step 4. Let dry and apply a shiny top coat.

Would you try this nail polish look?

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