Backstage Beauty Report: How To DIY The Metallic Stripe Manicure

Designer: Paul Andrew

Lead Manicurist: Julie Kandalec for essie

The Scoop: Paul Andrew drew inspiration from modern Hong Kong for his Spring/Summer 2016 collection. To complement the designer’s vibrant color palette and rich textures, Julie Kandalec for essie created a striped, metallic nail look with no place like chrome.

How To DIY A Metallic Stripe Manicure

  1. Apply first base base coat to clean, filed nails.
  2. Next, apply one coat of allure to all nails.
  3. Then, apply one coat of au natural to all nails.
  4. Starting 1/3 inch down from the tip of the nail, use a striping brush to create a thin, horizontal stripe with no place like chrome on both thumb nails.
  5. On all remaining fingers, use a striping brush to create a thin, vertical stripe down the center of the nail with no place like chrome.
  6. Finish the metallic stripe manicure with gel.setter top coat

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