New York Fashion Week Fall: Christian Cota Nail Art


As Stylelist Senior Beauty Editor Simone Kitchens and I dashed backstage between shows during New York Fashion Week, we noticed many of the models were flaunting neutral nail colors in taupe, beige and putty. This flesh-toned manicure trend was layered (literally) with another at Christian Cota’s presentation.

Captivated by Cota’s Mexican-influenced sweaters, vests and ponchos, CND manicurists blended “shades of a well-aged and sun-washed clay pot” to create terracotta ombre nails.

To get this look at home, first use a makeup sponge to apply CND Colour in Chocolate Milk from the cuticle to the center of the nail. Then add CND Colour in Putty from half way point to the nail tip. To finish the look, use CND Super Matte Top Coat to combine the two colors while still wet.

What do you think about this terracotta-inspired manicure? A new take on the classic nude nail, I think it creates a warm gradient color that wears well on any skin tone.