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10.18.14

THE TIP-OFF: THE FADE OUT MANICURE

THE TIP-OFF: THE FADE OUT MANICURE

The ombré trend lives on.

Will dip dye never not be fun? (Answer: No. Never.) Using the Brushed Metallics collection from Formula X, a damp makeup sponge, and a couple of cotton swabs, in this post, we’re trying on an ombré nail look called Fade Out. BECKY PEDERSON

STEP ONE: Prep your nails with Formula X CLEANSE. This will extend the life of your manicure.

STEP TWO: Apply Formula X PRIME – Base Coat. Let your nails dry for two minutes.

STEP THREE: Swipe on two layers of Formula X – The Brushed Metallics in Spectacle, a matte raspberry. Let them dry for two minutes.

STEP FOUR: Dampen a makeup sponge and brush on a line of Formula X – The Brushed Metallics in Valor, a matte purple, followed by a line of Formula X – The Brushed Metallics in Prophecy, a matte cobalt blue. Make sure the lines overlap slightly. Stamp the sponge across each nail to create an ombré effect, leaving a hint of red at the bottom of your nail. Let them dry for two minutes.

STEP FIVE: Dip a cotton swap in nail polish remover and clean the excess polish from your fingers.

STEP SIX: Finish with a layer of Formula X Transformers Top Coats in Mind Over Matter, a clear matte.

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