New York Fashion Week has unfortunately come to an end! But here at BeautyStat.com, the excitement lives on. We’ve compiled all of our favorite nail looks from last week’s shows including Jill Stuart, Badgley Mischka, Kate Spade, Edun and more!
Whether the nails were neutral with matte top coats and pastel colors, or sublime with outrageous nail art designs with quirky culture-centric attitude, there is bound to be a nail look for you! Read on to see all of our picks.
CND – The Blonds (photo credit: Jennifer Graylock/Getty Images for CND
Who: The CND nail team created 36 original nail art looks for The Blonds SS14 show.
Look: Each of CND’s hand-crafted masterpieces embodied their unique partnership with The Blonds. The avant-garde nail creations reflected the personality and history of the dynamic duo, while showcasing CND‘s unrivaled artistry, inspired by other-worldly explorations in a realm of fantasy.
The nails explore the paradox of strong animation set against a backdrop of iridescent neon yellow, chrome metallics and holographic teals in reptilian armor-like textures and protective spiked shapes.
Veronica Beard – Essie
Who: Essie created a graffiti-inspired nail look for the Veronica Beard SS14 show.
Look: Matte nails in a gray tone were inspired by NYC in the ‘80s for an uptown and downtown look. Fingernails were chic and edgy, and toes were feminine and demure.
Products Used: Essie First Base Base Coat was used first, followed by Vested Interest and Matte About You as a top coat. For toes, Ridge Filling Base Coat was used as a base and Lady Like on top.
Tadashi Shoji – Butter London
Who: butter LONDON kicked off New York Fashion Week backstage at Tadashi Shoji where Global Colour Ambassador Katie Hughes created a chic, muted nail look.
Look: Inspired by liberation and empowerment, the collection allows women to assert confidence with femininity as illustrated through soft, delicate materials.
Products Used: butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in Yummy Mummy with Hen Party layered on top. Katie completed the look with the butter LONDON Matte Finish Shine Free Topcoat.
Zero+Maria Cornejo – Deborah Lippmann
Who: Deborah Lippmann created the nail look for the Zero+Maria Cornejo SS14 show.
Look: “I’m interested in finding a modern way to look at things that have already existed.” – Maria Cornejo
Products Used: Deborah Lippmann Nail Color in Fashion with Pseudo Silk Kimono (from the Silk Collection launching in November 2013) across the tip for an imperfect French manicure.
For the pedicure, two coats of Fashion topped with one coat of La Vie En Rose (launching Spring 2014), and finished with Flat Top The Matte-Maker Top Coat.
Jill Stuart – Essie
Who: Essie created the look for the Jill Stuart SS14 show.
Look: Keep it chic with feminine dresses and a bold nail color.
Products Used: Nails were prepped with First Base Base Coat with a layer of After School Boy Blazer on top. Finish by sweeping Good To Go Top Coat for shine.
Rebecca Minkoff – Essie
Who: Essie created the nail look for the Rebecca Minkoff SS14 show.
Look: Bright Mexican textures, inspired by Frida Kahlo, were offset with the designer’s floral patterns.
Products Used: To get the Mexican-inspired look, apply two coats of Tart Deco. With a thin dotting tool, draw on “Day of the Dead” designs in Butler Please, Licorice and Blanc. Finish with a coat of Good To Go.
For the pedicure, start with a layer of Ridge Filling Base Coat, followed by two coats of Tart Deco, topped off with a coat of Good To Go.
Costello Tagliapietra – Essie
Who: Essie created the nail look for the Costello Tagliapietra SS14 show.
Look: The designers took inspiration from the tropics, incorporating bold pops of color throughout the collection.
Products Used: A layer of Midnight Cami was swept across the nail, followed by one coat of Mademoiselle and topped off with a layer of Matte About You.
Honor – Deborah Lippmann
Who: Deborah Lippmann created the nail look for the Honor SS14 show.
Look: Inspired by Tabitha Simmons shoes on the runway, nails of mid-length were slightly more pointed, almond shape (“almond-etto”). A feminine and ethereal look was created with an edgy tip.
Products Used: First, Gel Lab Base Coat was applied to the nail, which was then painted with two coats of La Vie En Rose, a pastel pink shimmer that is launching Spring 2014. To create a similar look, apply Prelude To A Kiss, a sheer misty pink, and top it off with a layer of Diamonds And Pearls, an iridescent fresh water pearl.
Six small Swarovski Elements crystals were applied in a pyramid shape starting at the base of the nail and moving outward to the center for a modern ‘reverse French’ look.
FALLON – Sally Hanson
Who: Sally Hansen created the nail looks for the first-ever fashion show for the jewelry line FALLON by designer Dana Lorenz.
Look: Grungy, New York City chic with a touch of glamour.
Products Used: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Nail Polish in Pat On the Black provided the base, while the pinky nails were either adorned with silver sparkles, crystals or mini gold chains hanging off the ends.
Kate Spade – Deborah Lippmann (photo credit: Mark Schafer)
Who: Deborah Lippmann created the nail look for the Kate Spade SS14 show.
Products Used: Nails were prepped with Gel Lab Base Coat, followed with two coats of Pseudo Silk Kimono, a milky alabaster white (launching in November 2013). The tip of each nail was then painted with Bad Moon Rising, a pewter shimmer from the Big Bang holiday set available in October 2013.
Using a striping brush, a thin, accented strip of color was then painted below the pewter shimmer tip. The rest of the nail was then either painted with the following: It’s Raining Men (a timeless Parisian red), Groove Is In The Heart (a flamingo pink) or Walking On Sunshine (a lively luminous lemon launching Summer 2014).
Badgley Mischka Deborah Lippmann – (photo credit: Mark Schafer)
Who: Deborah Lippmann created the look for the Badgley Mischka SS14 show.
Look: A soft, sophisticated nail look was created with multiple textures: cream, shimmer and an innovative matteen finish.
Products Used: Nails were prepped with Gel Lab Base Coat, followed by two thick coats of Blue Orchid (a blossoming baby blue creme) topped with one coat of La Vie En Rose (a pastel petal pink shimmer). Tip: Allow each coat to dry for 2-minutes for a flawless application.
Edun – Deborah Lippmann
Who: Deborah Lippmann created the nail look for the Edun SS14 show.
Look: Edun’s fresh and expensive look was inspired by a trip to Kenya. Nails were left looking chic and very high-end with clean, manicured nails.
Products Used: Nails were prepped with Gel Lab Base Coat and then topped with Flat Top The Matte Maker Top Coat for a modern matte finish.
Which designer ‘nailed’ the look? Are you into a neutral, chic nail or an over-the-top design for Spring/Summer 2014?
Let us know by commenting below (you just might win a free sample)! Make sure to check out our Pinterest page by clicking HERE! And don’t forget to get the latest beauty and skincare news by following us on Twitter @BeautyStat!
– Theresa Romano
For more giveaways and contests, sign up for our newsletter HERE.
If you like this post, share it with your friends and give it a LIKE on Facebook.