We love how layering matte and “mirror” polishes instantly updates the classic French design and gives nails a glam, golden touch. Plus, the contrast draws the focus to the super-shiny tips, pulling attention away from the widest part of the hands so they look instantly slimmer!
Step 1: Apply two coats of an antique gold matte polish (like Orly Instant Artist in #47011 Solid Gold, $5, at drugstores and OrlyBeauty.com) and let dry.
Step 2: For straight, even French tips (no steady hand required), place a strip of painter’s tape across the nail, leaving the tip exposed. Then sweep a gold chrome polish (like Maybelline Color Show in #70 Bold Gold, $4, at drugstores and Target.com) across the tip. Immediately remove the tape (to prevent polish from sticking to it) and repeat using a fresh piece of tape for each finger.
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