Nail Tips: Kimmie Kyees Creates Negative Space Nails Using Q-tips

Negative Space 9 Fin

Nail art isn’t just about polish and gel; in this case, it’s the absence of it.  A negative space manicure is a chic way to incorporate stripes while keeping it simple and natural. Celebrity manicurist Kimmie Kyees worked with Q-tips to show tips for creating a negative space manicure.

Negative Space 1 FinStep 1: Paint nails a solid color. Tip: dark, shimmery hues make a bold statement for the holiday season.

Negative Space 3 FinStep 2: Dab one Q-tips cotton swab in acetone, then carefully swipe across nails in desired pattern.

Negative Space 9 FinStep 3: Continue for the rest of nails. Let air dry to set base color briefly and then apply top coat. Finished!

[Images: Q-tips/Unilever]

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