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NYFW Nails Fall 2016: Morgan Taylor at Zero + Maria Cornejo

NYFW Nails Fall 2016: Morgan Taylor at Zero + Maria Cornejo


By semick

As the snow falls in Manhattan on a Monday afternoon, the beauty teams backstage at Zero + Maria Cornejo bring a bit of the arctic weather indoors with winter-rosy cheeks and down-to-earth hair. Things got a little more down and dirty when it came to the nails, however, with a design inspired by a woman digging into the earth. “The graphic nature of the idea came from a pair of boots in the collection,” explains Morgan Taylor Lead Manicurist Danielle Candido. First, she paints the softly rounded nails with a coat of Morgan Taylor in Birthday Suit followed by a coat of In the Nude. “We wanted the base of the nail to look as if it was cold,” she says. She slathers a piece of a kitchen sponge with Little Black Dress and then hits the nail once at the edge with the sponge to create specks of black—like little pieces of dirt. “It’s just a pop onto the edge of the nail. We didn’t want it to look smeared or faded,” Candido says. —Kristyna Kane


Images: Courtesy of Morgan Taylor; Kristyna Kane