Deborah Lippmann is the mastermind behind the gorgeous maroon and oxblood nail looks that we saw at Kate Spade S/S 2017 during New York Fashion Week, and she’s broken it down for us right here. Read on to get amazing mani tips and see how you can wear these colors for fall!
The richer the reds, the more dramatic the look! Here’s how nail whiz Deborah Lippmann pulled it off:
Step 1: Deborah contoured natural nails into a short, rounded shape using her Smooth Operator 4-Way Nail Buffer.
Step 2: To prep the nail plate, she exfoliated then hydrated the cuticle using her signature Cuticle Remover and Cuticle Oil. She then cleansed the nails with 2-Second Nail Primer prior to base coat application to ensure all leftover debris was removed the plate was clean.
Step 3: For the base, Deborah applied a coat of Gel Lab Pro Base Coat.
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Step 4: Deborah began nail lacquer application with one coat of Cherries Jubilee, a full coverage black cherry créme. Then, she layered over top of it one coat of Lady Is A Tramp, a classic sanguine red, waiting 2 minutes to dry between each coat.
Step 5: After waiting 2 minutes to dry, one coat of Gel Lab Pro Top Coat was applied to seal the nails and prevent chipping. The Wait Is Over Quick Dry Drops were added as a finishing touch to ensure faster drying time and a flawless finish.
Step 6: Hands and cuticles were massaged with Rich Girl SPF 25 Hand Cream and The Cure nourishing cuticle repair cream, respectively, for complete hydration.
“I created a layered bordeaux, matching for hands and feet, to complement and contrast against all the rich fabric colors,” Deborah said about the look for the presentation. “The darker jewel tone dares one to be different for spring into summer, proving there are no more rules these days.” Amen!
HollywoodLifers, will you try out this nail trend?