If your nail game is lacking, this is the switch-up you’ve been looking for.
To give yourself longer-looking nails, swipe a clear base coat or a light-colored polish on your nails and put a narrow stripe of a deeper color down the center, according to Cosmopolitan.
It looks like this:
The trick is gaining notoriety after manicurist Jin Soon Choi used it at the latest Vera Wang runway show at New York Fashion Week.
Cosmo is calling the trick “nail-contouring” because it effectively has the same contoured effect that a “highlighter above and below your cheekbones does to make them look sharper.”
Choi painted a base coat on the models’ nails and used either a powder-pink white or a blackberry red shade down the center of their fingers. She finished the design with a semi-matte topcoat.
This trick is so damn foolproof ― you literally just need to have a steady hand and a bottle or two of nail polish ― we’re a little ashamed we didn’t think of this ourselves.
We’ll be back soon, we have some painting to do.