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Extra-Pointy Talons At Tracy Reese

"She wanted a long talon," said lead manicurist Tracy Lee for Sally Hansen at yesterday’s Tracy Reese show. “We decided on the pointy moon instead of the traditional rounded moon just to give that pointy talon an extra bit of exaggeration and to make it a little unique.” Indeed, the nails stood out from other looks we’ve seen, not only because of the edgy shapes and geometric designs, but also the color combos. There were four different shade pairings: red and orange, gray and brown, nude and black, and blue and turquoise. Some of the polishes were from Tracy Reese’s spring/summer polish collab with Sally Hansen, but others were just classic hues. Learn how to rock this edgy look after the jump! 

For anyone looking to try a toned-down version of this at home, Lee had some suggestions. First, file your nail into an almond shape and apply whatever base color you’d like. Next, take a very skinny stripper nail art brush and “draw a straight line from the middle of cuticle right down the nail. Then draw two triangles on either side of the line and fill them in.” Sounds easy enough—we can’t wait to try out this technique.

—Meredith 

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