A woman who loves herself always wears a perfect manicure. Despite the fact that recent trends have erected naturalness on the highest pedestal, sometimes you want something more expressive and bright. It is because of the unusual lunar jacket securely settled in the fashion world. In addition, each season introduces its changes, as fashion trends are changing quite actively.
A bit of history
Moon manicure appeared almost a century ago in the United States. Due to the fact that he could be seen on the nails of many famous actresses, he was nicknamed the Hollywood jacket. Its meaning was that it was not the free edge of the nail that was emphasized, as in classical French manicure, but the light part at the base of the nail, which resembles the shape of a sickle of the moon. Initially, this area was left uncoated with varnish. Over time, the fashion for such a design has passed. But in 2007, he decided to recall the fashion house Christian Dior, whose models demonstrated this manicure on their own nails. And over the course of a decade, he does not go out of fashion.
Types of lines of the moon
Lunar french on the nails received such widespread approval from designers and stylists that everyone gladly began to regularly introduce something new to the design. And in the modern interpretation, the original idea often looks very simple and boring.
There were many options for underlining the line of the moon:
1. Classic semicircle. This form emphasizes the natural line of the moon at the base of the nail.
2. Concave line. It is identical to the natural shape of the nail. In this case, the line can pass not only along the lower part of the nail, but have a continuation along the sides, up to the very top.
3. The shape of the triangle is also quite often used. In order to make such a complicated design perfect, stencils are used.
4. The moon jacket fits quite well with classic French. This duet allows you to create a truly stylish manicure.
A color scheme
In the classic version, the light semicircle at the base of the nail is not painted over with varnish. The modern interpretation combines two tones of coverage - natural shades of beige and pink with brighter ones. For example, beige and red.
Fashionable novelties of the moon jacket, photos of which can be viewed below, include covers of pretty calm colors. The best choice would be shades of gray and black, brown, burgundy and beige. This palette is ideal for everyday manicure. It is appropriate for work and for free time.
When it comes to french manicure at the exit, stylists recommend experimenting with texture. Perfectly combined glossy and matte varnishes. Or bright shades of coating with foil.
Do not discard the pastel color palette. Modern fashion dictates naturalness in manicure, so it is recommended to look at the delicate shades of blue, mint, yellow and lilac. These colors can be combined with each other. The duet of two coatings of different saturation within the same color looks very beautiful.
Partially coated nail plate design
It is not necessary to carry out the design of the nails “moon coat” to follow the classical canons. For several years, there is no requirement that all nails look identical. It is permissible to use several techniques at once. One of the fashionable and interesting solutions is the so-called negative space. This design consists in applying a colored lacquer to the nail only on a part of the nail plate. And on the other part, the natural color of the nail is preserved, covered with a transparent varnish. With the help of color drawings are made: hearts, stripes, squares. This simple design fits very well with a moon or French manicure.
Stones and rhinestones
It is believed that in order for the moon jacket to look fresh and relevant, the border between the hole and the main part of the nail plate should be bright enough. That is why it is recommended to use various decorative elements. For unobtrusive manicure, you can lay out the border with small strazikami. This design will look especially harmonious when using pastel shades.
The convenience of stones and crystals is that they allow you to simply and quickly transform the simplest manicure. It is possible to cover all the nails with a lacquer of one tone. And put on some nails the border of the moon with pebbles, and on others - the line separating the free edge and nail bed (French). other nails can not decorate at all.
Of the stones often lay out the hole of a triangular shape. Especially luxurious such decorations look on long nails with a rich color coating.
Manicure "moon jacket" is perfect for nails of any length. It can be performed on natural or extended plates. It looks good with any shape of the nail. But if you want the area of the moon to have the appearance of a triangle, it is better to have long marigolds, since such a manicure visually shortens the plate. The most stylish option for every day is considered a black and white design.
For short nails it is recommended to use varnishes of more natural shades. When choosing decorative ornaments should give preference to medium-sized elements. Otherwise, the nails will look rude and tasteless. While on long nails, you can experiment with rich colors and large stones, and even pearls.
Technique perform moon jacket
In order to make a fashionable moon jacket, you can go to a beauty salon. But if you want this simple manicure can be done independently.
To begin with the preparation of nails. Carefully clean them from the old varnish, give shape and length, process the cuticle. Then the base coat is applied. It will close the existing microcracks, protect the nail plate from the effect of varnish, extend the life of the manicure. After the base is completely dry, the nails are covered with two layers of varnish of the chosen color. After waiting for it to dry, it is necessary to glue the stencils on the area of the moon. Then make up the nails second color. Stencils are removed after the coating is completely dry. This technique is used in the implementation of a two-color manicure. If the area of the moon remains transparent, then the stencils must be glued before applying the colored varnish. To make the moon coat more festive, you can lay out the border of the moon line with stasis. Manicure is completed by applying a top coat that protects the surface from damage and prolongs the life of the varnish.
When you want to make a simple, but trendy manicure, and the classic jacket is already tired, you should pay attention to the moon jacket, a photo with examples of works which demonstrate how diverse it is.
When creating a design, you can also use paintings, drawings, three-dimensional elements. The number of ideas is so great that you can come up with a truly exclusive option for any outfit.