Nail contouring caused a buzz at Vera Wang's show during New York Fashion Week last year. Jin Soon Choi, the show's manicurist, created a minimalist but original look in two tones - one nude and one red and black. The trick is to apply a strip of varnish in the centre of the nail without painting the sides, to give the impression of a longer length. For Vera Wang, Jin Soon Choi finished the look with an ultra-chic matte topcoat.
Nail contouring at home
Anyone can do this super simple technique but it does require precision since the strip must be painted on very neatly and completely straight. An alternative is to put a strip of colourful varnish on top of a white base to give it the impression of a longer and healthier nail. Just remember, precision is key!
Check out the video above for more top nail contouring tips!