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!
Kimmie Kyees, manicurist to celebs like Katy Perry, Khloe 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.
It's important to prep a natural nail with a base coat like All About That Base.
Then, use two coats of defy & INSPIRE’s Moon Dust.
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!
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!”
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