How-To: Vintage Glow Manicure

When approaching the Fall/Winter 2016 collection, Oscar de la Renta’s Peter Copping derived inspirationfrom classical 18th century motifs, such as Toile de Jouy. He gave them a modern update by putting themthrough a “technical pixelation process.”Alongside a color palette of French blue, oyster, bordeaux, dusty rose, and black, the collection sparked theidea of a vintage look for nails. Michelle Saunders for essie created a well-groomed "vintage glow" manicurethat represented health and vigor using shades allure and hi maintenance, followed by a coat of matte aboutyou and apricot cuticle oil rubbed onto the nail to give a “satin” finish.
 
essie nail products used for manicure (left): first base base coat, hi maintenance, allure, matte about you, apricot cuticle oil
 
Get the look:

1. Apply first base base coat to clean, filed nails
 
2. Next, apply one coat of hi maintenance 
 
3. Then, swipe one coat of allure along the free edge of the nails
 
4. Finish with one coat of matte about you

5. To create the satin finish, apply apricot cuticle oil around the cuticles; allow to dry and rub onto the
actual nail
 
About: America’s nail salon expert since 1981, essie was founded in New York City by Essie Weingarten, the authority on color. essie is beloved for a visionary approach to nail lacquer featuring catchy, clever names that created a new standard for the category. A leader in luxury, essie is the go-to nail brand for beauty professionals, industry insiders, celebrities and women of style in over 100 countries. essie is committed to safe standards with an award-winning line of nail care products and more than 900 shades created to date. www.essie.com.

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