As we revel in the last days of summer, we can’t help but start looking toward the fall—what new trends and hues are in store for us? If the colors found in the Artistic Nail Design Wrapped in Mystery collection are any indication, the future is looking fabulous! We invited Artistic educator Lisa Boone to create the nails for the August cover, and she came fully stocked with the latest autumn shades from the brand—think: rich burgundy, midnight blue, shimmering copper and creamy mauve. In order to prep the canvas, she sculpted a tapered oval extension on the model’s nails with Artistic Rock Hard liquid and powder. Then, she used three of the fall colors to create a gradient effect in alternating directions on three of the nails. Once the gel was cured, Boone used a one-stroke technique over the gradient tips to hand-paint florals—taking a cue from the unusual yet bold pattern choice spotted on many an autumn/winter fashion runway—and then added dimension with gold foil, Swarovski crystals and gold bullion beads. On the remaining nails, she applied two coats of burgundy Lust in Time—all that was needed to finish off this bold set and tie the entire look together.
[Nails: Lisa Boone, Artistic Nail Design; Photography: Armando Sanchez, armando-sanchez.com; Makeup: Nicole Blanco, AIM Artists; Hair: Livio Angileri, AIM Artists; Model: Lia Liza, The Industry Model Mgmt; Digital Imaging: Art Vasquez, RP Digital]
This story first appeared in the August issue of Nailpro magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.