Published on September 22, 2022 at 12:22 p.m.
Olive green, blood orange, terracotta, chocolate… If nail polish trends for fall-winter 2022-2023 – as back-to-school varnish – have been on all nails for a few weeks now, one question remains unanswered for all manicure enthusiasts: what finish to adopt? Rather matte or rather shiny? Well, it seems that a trend is already well established, especially on Instagram and Tik Tok social networks: “patent nails”. This style, which is on the rise, literally translates to “varnished nails” in French. And by that, we mean polish like our shoes, yes, yes. To oblivion therefore matte nails (ultra in vogue last fall), make way for shiny nailsvery glossy.
How to reproduce a varnished manicure?
To adopt the patent nails trend, nothing could be simpler. After applying the protective base and the varnish of the color of our choice (which we prefer plain this season), just apply a topcoat transparent and shiny (of course). You can even turn to a “gel effect” top coat with an extreme glossy finish. A layer neither too thin nor too thick which will allow the material to hold better on the nails in addition to lacquering them. A manicure to reproduce at home – with semi permanent polish or not – as in an institute.