THE NAILS AT MARC JACOBS WERE INSPIRED BY AN OLD, OVERGROWN GEL MANI

Maybe don’t go to your next gel manicure appointment…

What’s old is new again. In the case of the Marc Jacobs Spring 2018 show, that means an old gel manicure. Never one to shy away from a weird beauty moment, Marc Jacobs sent his models down the runway wearing a manicure that was meant to mimic the look of a grown-out gel manicure: glossy and shiny nails with a bit of noticeable blank space left down by the cuticle.

Not all the models even had their nails visible since many were styled wearing gloves or ultra-long sleeves (yes, for spring). For the models whose nails you could see, manicurist Jin Soon Choi used the brand-new Marc Jacobs Beauty polish shades hello, dahlia! (peachy pink), fanta-stic (orange-red), coral fixation (true coral), glow business (peachy nude), somewhere. (milky taupe), and poppytart (poppy-red), plus the existing shade blacquer (deepest, shiniest black). Choi started the color about a quarter of the way up the nail to give it a “nail art” negative space effect. From now on, that’s what I choose to call my way overdo gel nails. They’re not grossly overgrown, they’re nail art. They’re fashion. Marc Jacobs says so.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Polish in Blacquer, $18, sephora.com.

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