Grown-Up Nail Art: An Exclusive First Look at the ‘Nail Transformations’ Collection from MAC Cosmetics

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From patterns and glitter to prints and 3-D embellishments, nail art has been the must-have beauty accessory of the last few seasons. From the runways to the red carpet, all of your favorite designers, models, and celebrities have jumped on board the creative-nails bandwagon.

For a new, more grown-up take on the trend, MAC tapped celebrity manicurist Marian Newman (the mastermind behind some of Lady Gaga’s most imaginative talon designs) to come up with the new ‘Nail Transformations’ collection. Merging her background as a former forensic scientist with her unique sense of design and modern aesthetic, Newman created six innovative topcoats that will transform the look of your lacquer into completely new and unexpected shades.

The Liquid Pigment topcoat comes in three different pearlescent shades – pink, green, and gold – that will give your base color a bespoke glow, while Shadow Sheer is a blackening topcoat that will give any Studio Nail Lacquer a smoked-out, moody look. For instant drama, try Texturize’s unique leather-effect finish, and for added light opt for Highlight’s sheer, blue pearl transformer that will illuminate and add dimension to any nail color. Finally, Studio Matte Over Lacquer will mattify any lacquer to a chic, shine-free finish.

MAC Resident Senior Artist Mariam Khairallah shared how to recreate her favorite look, stating, “This season, we are seeing a comeback of the matte nail trend. My favorite tip is to apply Studio Nail Lacquer in Rain of Flower, a deep blue-violet color with a hint of pink. Finish with a coat of Studio Matte Over Lacquer that will give your nails an elegant, fashion-forward look.”

Click through the gallery to discover the full collection.

MAC Nail Transformations, AED 79, available from August 15, 2014 at all MAC locations across the UAE.

Photos: Courtesy of MAC Cosmetics

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