How To DIY A Matte, Negative-Space Manicure

The New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015 Backstage Beauty Report: Matte Negative-Space Manicure


Designer: Marissa Webb

Lead Manicurist: Miss Pop for OPI

The Scoop: They created a matte navy nail look with a strip of negative space that was bold and strong with a feminine touch.

How To DIY A Matte Negative-Space Manicure

  1. Start by applying OPI Natural Nail Base Coat.
  2. Leave a sliver of negative space up the center of the nail using striping tape for cars or blue painting tape.
  3. Apply two coats of OPI Nail Lacquer in Light My Sapphire. Allow a few minutes for the polish to set.
  4.  Smooth with OPI Top Coat. (It’s important to add a regular top coat under the Matte Top Coat so it’s even, with no bumps.)
  5. Finish with OPI Matte Top Coat, to add texture to the color and take the shine out.