Cop the Metallic Manicure Seen at 3.1 Phillip Lim Spring/Summer 2017

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Photo: Courtesy of Sally Hansen

It wasn’t just the gorgeous clothing and edgy accessories that caught our eye at the 3.1 Phillip Lim show this week – it was also the metallic nails rocked by the models on the runway. “For Spring 2017, I wanted the nails to feel stark and dynamic. To avoid a ‘white-out’ effect, metallic is layered on top to evoke the collection’s hardware and inspiration,” Lim explains. “The overall effect is brushed – as if done by the hand of a young girl – but still elevated, refined, and accessible.”

The overall effect is brushed – as if done by the hand of a young girl – but still elevated, refined, and accessible. – Phillip Lim

Madeline Poole, celebrity nail guru and Global Color Ambassador at Sally Hansen, created the custom nail look for the Spring/Summer 2017 fashion show at New York Fashion Week. “Keeping in mind the various references of 3.1 Phillip Lim’s Spring 2017 collection from Western to Victorian, we came up with a nail that is accessible yet elevated. Not just a solid color, but a white with a metallic overlay,” describes Poole. “The metallic is inspired by the hardware, elaborate studding, and zippers from the collection.”

Read on to discover how to get the sleek nail-art look yourself in three simple steps thanks to this tutorial, shared exclusively with Savoir Flair.

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Step 1

Paint two coats of the Sally Hansen ‘Xtreme Wear in White On’ so you have opaque coverage on your nails.

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Step 2

Remove the majority of color off the brush from the Sally Hansen ‘Xtreme Wear in Celeb City’ and apply it to your nails in a brushy fashion.

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Step 3

Apply a second coat of ‘Celeb City’ to some areas of your nails to pump up the contrast.

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Photo: Courtesy of Sally Hansen
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