|Dries van Noten Spring 2011|
|Alexander McQueen Spring 2011|
I tried to duplicate this look using similar magenta and black polishes, but the sky's the limit when it comes to selecting colors. Creating this effect was a little tricky. I began by applying one coat of magenta polish to all my nails and allowing it them to dry. Next, I applied black polish to the upper third of my nail. While the black was still wet, I then switched back to the magenta polish brush and swept the black down the nail, allowing it to mix with the magenta polish on the brush. I alternated between blending with the black brush and magenta brush until a smooth gradient was achieved.