24/09/2016 4:35 AM AEST | Updated 24/09/2016 5:09 AM AEST

This Super Easy Trick Will Make Your Nails Look Longer

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: A model prepares backstage at the Vera Wang Collection fashion Show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at The Arc, Skylight at Moynihan Station on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)

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.”

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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.

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