I love this Essie Silk Watercolor Rainbow Ombré mani so much! And I, who got polish flecks on the back of my niece Lauren's hand when I painted her nails that time, am 98% certain I can execute this seamlessly ombré manicure pretty much flawlessly. No skill required. You'll see, cuz Essie Global Lead Educator Rita Remark shows us how in the video tutorial below.
essie silk watercolor rainbow manicure tutorial
This bright, playful manicure is from designer Hayley Elsaesser's Spring 2016 runway show at World Mastercard Fashion Week. Here's the video with Rita:
See how easy?? No precision required! Well, not much precision, after you get your base colour (Essie Jiggle Hi, Jiggle Lo) into place, anyway.
On top of Essie Jiggle Hi, Jiggle Lo, Rita used the following shades from the Essie Silk Watercolor collection: Highest Bidder, Art New Beau, Muse Myself, Pen & Inky, No Shrinking Violet and Love Sheen.
Rita applied each Watercolor shade over Jiggle Hi, Jiggle Lo in the order in which they appear in the above photo, two shades per nail, overlapping in the middle:
- Highest Bidder/Art New Beau
- Art New Beau/Muse Myself
- Muse Myself/Pen & Inky
- Pen & Inky/No Shrinking Violet
- No Shrinking Violet/Love Sheen
After two coats of the Essie Silk Watercolor shades, Rita suggests finishing with top coat for added shine and durability.
Fun, right? Who already has Essie Silk Watercolor shades to play with? And Essie Jiggle Hi, Jiggle Lo? You gonna do this??