A Study in Nail Art History

Moons, Chevrons and French’s oh my! No matter how punk rock I like to think I am this girl can find away to appreciate a classic and a way to make it her own! This week I was scheduled to teach a class on Period Makeup and during my research I would have felt remiss if I hadn’t explored a little nail art history as well. In 1920 Michelle Manard (a French makeup artist) was fascinated by the notion that automotive paint could be used at a weaker strength on nails and viola by the early 30′s nail polish became available. It was used just down the center of the nail because painting the entire nail bed would appear garish…

you can read more here.

I pulled a few references old and new to give Ran an idea of what I wanted…I brought in a few pigments as well. The list is as follows

M.A.C Pigment in

Black Black

Bright Coral

Bright Fuchsia

Chartreuse

Hi-Def Cyan

Blue Brown

Guise (from the Gareth Pugh Collection)

3D Gold Glitter

3D Silver Glitter

 

I love a little mixology and a little history repeating…

I hope you enjoy!

 

 

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