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Must-Try: Chanel’s Chic Crescent Moon Nail Art

A model gets her nails done at the Chanel Fall 2012 couture show. Photo:

We first spotted the nail art style pairing a solid shade with a metallic border at the Katie Gallagher show last fall. Now it looks like the style is picking up steam: models at Chanel’s Fall 2012 couture show wore creamy pink nails with a contrasting silver lining. We’re digging this dynamic duo and want to try it ourselves!

Chanel’s creative director of makeup Peter Philips designed the look as a modern spin on the classic French manicure. First, backstage makeup artists painted the models’ nails with two coats of May, a melon pink from Chanel’s spring 2012 polish collection. Once the first shade was dry, they lined the nail edges—but not the tips—with a chrome shade from 2007 that’s since been discontinued (fear not: if you want to recreate the look, Zoya’s Trixie polish comes mighty close to approximating the Chanel polish). The results are subtle enough to wear both on and off the runways. 

Would you try this pretty crescent moon look on your fingers? 


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