The Leather-Look Nails at Lucian Matis Fall 2013

Geometric shapes with a textured finish.
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Geometric shapes with a textured finish.
Leather nail art tutorial - Lucian Matis Fall 2013

The look:

Geometric shapes in faux black leather.

Leather nail art tutorial - Lucian Matis Fall 2013

The inspiration:

“I created a combination of sharp geometrical lines to complement Lucian’s monochromatic look. The whites in the collection are winter whites; soft and creamy, not stark. I’ve combined them with a rich charcoal grey and strong black accents."—Revlon nail expert Leeanne Colley.

Leather nail art tutorial - Lucian Matis Fall 2013

The how-to:

1. Apply a base coat and let dry.

2. To create the faux leather look, dab Revlon Nail Enamel in Iconic (a dark charcoal grey) over the nail using a makeup sponge. (Leeanne used the basic beige triangle sponges.) Let it dry.

3. Repeat step one with Revlon Nail Enamel in Timeless (a light grey) and let it dry.

4. Repeat step one once more, but with Revlon Nail Enamel in Iconic again.

5. Dip an angled eyeliner brush into pure acetone. Wipe away the polish on the outer sides of the nail to create the slightly curved triangle.

6. Fill in the bare nail space with a custom beige: apply two layers of Revlon ColorStay Longwear Nail Enamel in Porcelain (pale griege), and then one layer of Revlon Top Speed Fast Dry Nail Enamel in Spirit (bright white).

7. Let dry, and then top off with Revlon Matte Top Coat.