I have always been very into keeping my hands and feet looking clean and perfectly polished for those moments someone compliments your color and wants to get up close. I would genuinely always want to give my friends tips on how to apply their polish perfectly without messing up but was never ever really able to translate it into words until I started working with clients. Now that I do work with my clients, I have been able to express it and I figured it would be a great post! It all pretty much comes down to one very common mistake; applied pressure. Holding the polish brush is very similar to holding a makeup brush in terms of easing the pressure off by placing your fingers toward the tail end of the brush. This is what allows you to create smooth strokes rather then actual brush strokes. Another great and very important tip is to begin in the middle, closer to the cuticle but not actually at the cuticle. You want to slightly and quickly push the paint up towards the cuticle and stop right before you actually touch it and then bring it down to the tip. and repeat the same technique for the right and left side of the nail. For those that like to play with their nail colors at home, in between manicures, this one is for you. Happy polishing ladies!
By Miryam | NYC Makeup Tonight Instructor