We break down the latest nail art trend in every dimension, to show how the buzz-worthy manicure made with caviar pearls can become a wearable beauty look.
Spring nail art: How to get the 3-D caviar pearl look
Diamonds are fun, but it’s all about the pearls this season: “It's such an interesting and 3-D take on the nail art trend that was wildly popular on the Spring/Summer 2012 runways and in previous seasons,” says Knight about the whimsical wraps and psychedelic polishes that festooned models’ fingers on the catwalk this season. “Three-dimensional nails have been rife on the catwalk but also in street fashion and on beauty blogs worldwide,” she adds. “I wanted to take it a step further and have a manicure that created an incredible three-dimensional effect.” To get the look, paint on two coats of the base shade and while nails are still wet, generously sprinkle the caviar pearls over top. Shake off the excess pearls onto a tray for later use.
Spring nail art: Choosing which 3-D caviar pearl look is right for you
How do you take your caviar? “The true beauty of this kit is that it gives its owners true creative license to create endless looks, thanks to the varying colours,” says Knight. Pick your fancy: for a darkly luxurious finish to complement that LBD, opt for the Black Pearl manicure. “The Rainbow kit, which is reminiscent of cupcake sprinkles, is the ultimate girly sugar rush,” says Knight about the candyfloss pink and pastel-tinted pearl set. To create a subtle, softer take on this look, the Mother of Pearl set forms a glistening, snowflake effect on nails.
Spring nail art: Exciting ways to wear it
“The best way to wear caviar by day is to create an alternative French polish look and wear at the tips, a look that’s easy to create,” says Knight about rocking the candy-coated fingernails at the office. She notes that a rainbow of tiny coloured balls can also be worn as a statement on a ring finger for a textured burst of colour. “Contrasting nails are very much on trend right now. The bolder the better!” says Knight. But don’t be afraid to opt for muted, understated grey tones when the occasion beckons. “Just mix it up with bright colours, glitters, bolds,” says Knight. “The world is your oyster!” Literally.
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