Paintbox x Ulla Johnson NYFW SS20

Paintbox creative director Mabelyn Martin created the nail looks for the Ulla Johnson Spring/Summer 2020 show during New York Fashion Week.

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Paintbox creative director Mabelyn Martin created the nail looks for the Ulla Johnson Spring/Summer 2020 show during New York Fashion Week.

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“Ulla’s stunning color palette of mossy greens and terracottas inspired our team,” says Martin. “Her creative use of gradual color flows inspired us to create a partial outline on each nail with a curvy design to give the nails a sexy edge by exposing the natural nail, while framing it with a rich pop of color. The models’ hand movements reveal both bare shine and an unexpected graphic detail.”

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Recreate the Runway Look

Step 1

Prep the nail. Use a striping brush to outline the perimeter of the nail from the center to the base, creating a “J” shape with burnt sienna Like Spice or mossy green Like Wild.

Step 2

Repeat step 1 for two coats. Use a touch-up brush to clean your lines to ensure a crisp, squared-off edge between coats.

Step 3

Finish with topcoat. Allow to dry.

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—by Angelina Lewis

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