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This is Not a Drill: Rihanna’s Latest Nail Color is Less Than $10 at Target

We don’t know if you’ve seen, but Rihanna is ELLE’s October cover star and She. Is. Major. It’s impossible to deny that the singer/songwriter is also a fashion icon, with incredible looks featured throughout the issue, but we’re particularly interested in a smaller style detail… her gorgeous manicure. Why? It’s none other than Target’s exclusive defy & INSPIRE polish! 

Rihanna showing off her defy & INSPIRE manicure in Elle magazine

Kimmie Kyees, manicurist to celebs like Katy PerryKhloe Kardashian and of course, Rihanna, gave the cover star an especially fall-appropriate burgundy mani for the shoot, using defy & INSPIRE’s Frenemy shade.

Want nails like Rihanna? (Who doesn’t!). We asked the singer’s manicurist how to create another popular fall look — chrome nails! — using the new fall defy & INSPIRE collection.

  1. It's important to prep a natural nail with a base coat like All About That Base.
  2. Then, use two coats of defy & INSPIRE’s Moon Dust.
  3. Complete the look by adding a top coat of Over The Top to seal in the color and give the manicure a great glossy shine. These metallic colors are so brilliant and the chrome effect is outstanding!
  4. Finish with a cuticle oil.

Not ready for a full metallic mani? Kimmie’s got another idea…

“If someone wants a touch of metallic without committing to the full manicure, a nice French tip in metallic is gorgeous,” Kimmie said. “An accent nail is also a good way to incorporate metallic. You could also dabble in striping — possibly a strip along the smile line or vertically down the entire nail. There are so many fun ways to add a little something to your nails and when you do it using metallic, it becomes a real statement!”

Shop the full defy & INSPIRE collection in Target stores or online!

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