Mia Rubie, nail artist and owner of Sparkle San Francisco, created custom nail designs for the Sephora Glossy.
STEP ONE Swipe on base coat.
STEP TWO Create a V-shape on the nail tip using Pierre Hardy for NARS Ethno Run Left (the orange), pointing away from your hand.
STEP THREE Add a V-shape near the cuticle pointing toward your hand with Ethno Run Right (the blue)—leaving a clear diamond shape in the center of the nail bed. Use a liner brush on the second coat to touch up.
STEP FOUR Finish with clear topcoat.
AMP IT UP For the look seen on the pointer finger and ring fingers, paint the top left nail tip Ethno Run Right and the top right tip Ethno Run Left, forming an outward-facing V-shape. Paint the right side of a triangle on the cuticle with Ethno Run Right and the left side with Ethno Run Left, leaving a clear chevron shape between the tip and cuticle.
TIP: For increased precision, use an eyeliner brush. And for increased pigment, apply two coats.
– KELLEY HOFFMAN