Essie’s two-step utility, gel-like end and long-wear components makes the Gel Couture system a go-to salon service. With over 100 shades to select from—plus 18 newly added—it’s a should for nail artwork, accessible for nail professionals at SalonCentric.

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Right here, superstar manicurist Michelle Saunders create two stylish, minimalistic designs utilizing a collection of exclusively-pro colours from the model’s new Gel Couture shade extension together with: Costume for the Press, Name Sheet, Rose to the High, To Peach Your Personal, Pep-Plum High, Trend Recordsdata, Give Your Berry Greatest, Shimmer and Strut, Pleat & Thank You, Embellish-Mint, Closing Becoming, By the Lens and extra!

Prismatic

Step 1

Apply two coats of Essie Gel Couture Embellish Mint.

Step 2

Use a striping brush to color long-to-short triangles ranging from the center of the nail to the free edge with To Peach Your Personal, Shimmer and Strut, Closing Becoming and Pleat and Thank You.

Step 2

End with specifically formulated Gel Couture platinum grade high coat for immediate gel-like shine.

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When Saunders first began creating nail artwork, there have been no artwork brushes. “My nail artwork seems use easy methods,” says Saunders. “I realized to color utilizing solely the polish brush. Because the trade advanced, so did the nail artwork, however I nonetheless discover myself using my unique strategies and instruments to create artwork. I like to combine nontraditional colours collectively and go away clear area between graphic traces. I discover my inspiration by way of vogue, textiles and structure.”

Sidelines

Step 1

Apply two coats of Embellish-Mint on the left half of the nail and Shimmer and Strut on the appropriate half.

Step 2

Apply To Peach Your Personal on the diagonal on the base and free fringe of the nail. Apply Closing Becoming on each outermost sides of the nail.

Step 3

End with specifically formulated Gel Couture platinum grade high coat for immediate gel-like shine.

 

—Angelina Lewis

[Images: Courtesy Michelle Saunders, Essie]

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