The New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 Backstage Beauty Report: Dry Brush Manicure
Designer: Nanette Lepore
Lead Manicurist: Caption Polish’s Senior Nail Stylist, Soo Kim
The Scoop: Caption Polish’s Senior Nail Stylist, Soo Kim, took inspiration from the texture seen in various prints and textiles in Nanette Lepore’s Spring 2016 collection, resulting in a dry brushstroke monochromatic manicure that is raw-edged and consciously imperfect. Nanette wanted manicures to have a free-spirited “DIY” feel, and you too can recreate this look at home in a few simple steps.
How To DIY A Dry Brush Manicure
- Apply base coat to clean, dry, filed nails.
- Apply two coats of Caption Polish in Look, Don’t Touch, from cuticle to tip.
- Clean off the brush from Caption Polish in Heaven Help Me so there is only a little polish remaining and lightly swipe across the nail in various directions to create faint brush strokes.
- Finish with top coat.