All things Art Deco are Having A Serious Moment, thanks in no small part to the imminent release of Baz Luhrmann’s take on The Great Gatsby. Beauty releases have been harking back to the era for a while now – just think of James Read’s tanning range, the festive line-ups from Art Deco, Clarins, and Dior, and recent No. 7 releases.
The easiest (and cheapest) way to get the look is with a touch of Art Deco style nail art. Scalloped tips are super popular among the online nail art community with good reason: they’re simple to do yet very eye-catching.
Sally Hansen Complete Care (as base coat)
Essence Nude Glam Cookies & Cream
Topshop Crystal Clouds (Angelica The Midas Touch is a dead ringer for this)
Seche Vite top coat
- Gather your supplies, prep nails, and paint with your chosen base colour. Remove excess nail polish from your brush by swirling it around the neck of the bottle, leaving just a bead of polish on the end of the brush.
- Apply 3 strokes of polish side by side to create the tiered “arches” that will form the border of the pattern.
- Repeat with the darker polish.
- Finish with top coat and you’re all done!