This month we take a look back at the modern history of the manicure in “Tip-Tastic”, and were so inspired by the early appearance of nail art that we decided to channel it into our cover shoot. Entity creative director Robert Nguyen joined us on set to create these beautifully modern yet retro tips. He elongated the model’s nails with Entity Sculpting Powder in Clear and filed them into a soft almond shape. Then, he used the Entity One Color Couture line to create a deep red moon manicure. To add a fresh element to the classic look, Nguyen painted a tiny bright red moon at the base of the nail. This nail art design not only calls to mind its emergence in the 1930s, but it also stands the test of time— case in point: actress Lucy Boynton’s stare-worthy Oscar mani. The simple-to-achieve art (especially so when working with gel polish) is on-trend and wearable at the same time, making it the perfect addition to your color repertoire.

–by Stephanie Yaggy Lavery

[Nails: Robert Nguyen, Entity Beauty; Photography: Dorit Thies; Makeup: John Stapleton, AIM Artists; Hair: Sienree Du, Celestine Agency; Model: Bianca Ruiz, Industry Model Group; Digital Imaging: Art Vasquez, RP Digital]

 

This story first appeared in the May issue of Nailpro magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

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