A new take on the French Manicure – Reverse it

French Manicures have been around for many,many years but like all things an update comes along. The latest, in the last 2 years, is the reverse french manicure. Darker tops of the nails and lighter bottoms around the moons. There are all sorts of variations popping up all over and now many celebrities are joining the trend.

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Another huge manicure trend at the moment is theĀ reverse manicure. There are a couple ways to create this look. Dark tips and a nude or even white base can make for a very chic and somewhat vamp look without going overboard. Simply use a dark colored polish (suggestions a dark burgundy or blue-black color) for the tip where a traditional white would normally go on a French manicure, and use a clear or cloudy color for the nail. Some like to create this reverse manicure look a different way, by coloring the base of the nail in a half moon shape (if you look at your nail you’ll see a natural half moon) in a dark color as above. Others prefer to save the darker color for the nail and perhaps paint the half moon in a brighter shade or a metallic. source

Have you had a reverse french manicure? What colours did you use?

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