Beauty Spotting: Freshwater Pearl Manicures Take NYFW

Written by Casey

Malandrino, Victoria Beckham, and Binetti’s fresh water pearl manicures for NYFW12

Along with the makeup, the hair, and the jewels, the other biggest accessory we have seen at NYFW so far are the luxurious aqua-themed nails being showed off on the runway models.

At Malandrino, CND’s Angi Wingle crafted a “Freshwater Pearl” manicure using a custom blend of CND Air Dry Top Coat, Additives in Titanium Pearl, and two drops of CND Colour in Blackjack. This subdued, opalescent gray nail dips into a feminine, softer metallic for Spring – a departure from Fall’s liquid shine, foil-like chromes.

For Binetti, CND’s Heather Reynosa-Davis designed oyster shell-inspired nails using assorted CND Colors in Tropic Coral, Flamingo Feather, Rouge Red and Blackjack. These triple-tier manicures revealed delicate pearls between each nail layer! Other manicure styles included lucite nails with accents of red and black for a see-through, sophisticated finish.

At Victoria Beckham, CND’s Roxanne Valinoti blended CND Colours in Putty and Desert Suede for a clean, professional nude on short, natural nails. The manicure, along with natural makeup and slicked back hair, were meant to direct attention to structured skirt suits, lingerie, fitted sheath dresses, and calf-length gladiator sandals.

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