On days when you’re not feeling a classic French manicure, a little bit of color is the quickest way to revamp your look. Kylie Jenner’s latest manicure is the perfect example of how you can achieve a luxurious look with just two colors.
On July 7, Kylie flaunted a fresh set of nails on her Instagram stories. Her latest look features a super pale pink base and a purple square tip decorated with violet dots, forming what appears a pattern akin to a tortoise shell or even snakeskin.
The design is deceivingly simple yet opulent. The man behind Kylie’s stunning gel set is celebrity nail artist Chaun Legend, who regularly works his magic on stars like Dua Lipa, Zendaya, and various members of the Kardashian-Jenner clan. Fans got an up-close and personal look at Kylie’s lush nails in a series of makeup-free videos also posted to her stories – doubling the nail envy with skin envy.
When it comes to nails, Kylie never keeps the same set for long. Lately, she’s been partial to a more natural and lengthy look, often opting for a square shape in more neutral colors. When Kylie does introduce a pop of color, it’s always bright and summertime-ready. Just have a look at her eye-catching wet-look orange tips or her multi-colored tropical vacation nails, which featured a muted base with flower-like designs.
This summer, bold minimalism is in and nail art is taking an abstract turn. Dotted designs are more popular than ever, with many taking inspiration from the polka-dot work of famed Japanese contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama. All it takes is a steady hand and a dotting tool to achieve Kylie’s look yourself. (Or, alternatively, make sure you’ve got a screenshot ready to take to your next salon visit.)
This article was originally published on Teen Vogue