Backstage Beauty: DKNY F/W 2014 Inverted French Manicure

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dkny aw 2014 essie nail look

DKNY’s Fall/Winter ‘14 collection was heavily influenced by urban street style and the gray cement color of city sidewalks. Michelle Saunders for essie created three nail looks for the runway: a statement, inverted French manicure, as well as two neutral options with classic essie polishes,  blanc and mademoiselle.

My favorite from all three looks is the inverted French Manicure and I have the step-by-step breakdown to recreate this look at home!

Products Used (essie Nail Products):

Get the Look!

dkny aw 2014 essie inverted french manicure

  1. Apply first base base coat to clean, filed nails
  2. Once dry, apply one coat of blanc to the entire nail
  3. Next, apply smokin’ hot to the center of the nail, leaving a thin, white arc around the entire base of the nail
  4. Then, brush on a layer of allure (adding this layer created the cement color)
  5. Finish with matte about you top coat

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