I’m a simple girl. So like my everyday makeup, I tend to keep my nail looks very minimal. But I have to admit the same old beige and pink can get a little overlooked. Luckily enough, I had the chance to chat with Essie Canada’s Lead Nail Artist Rita Remark backstage at WMCFW (World Mastercard Fashion Week) at David Pecaut Square. Together we created a simple ‘negative space’ nail art look from Matthew Gallagher’s runway show. This nail look is a minimalist’s dream. The soft pink says, “I’m sophisticated,” while the defined lines and matte finish give off a very ‘YEEZY’ vibe.
Loving this nail look?
This step is a little bit tricky. Carefully apply two coats of Topless & Barefoot on both sides of the nail, leaving a gap in the middle. And because I have extremely tiny nails (or canvas, according to Rita) we ditched the actual polish brush and swapped it with a striping brush. So I suggest picking a brush that works easiest for your nail size.
On two fingers, shorten the gap closer to the cuticle. I have this detailing on my ring finger and thumb.
If you’ve already made a mess or your lines aren’t very straight, don’t worry. Dip a pointed brush or angled eyeliner brush in some nail polish remover to clean up any mess and sharpen the middle gap. In this case, Rita used an acrylic point-tip brush.