While the old French polish mani is a thing of the 90s for many, we are finding our way back to the French tip faster than you can say, uh… “une mani française, s’il vous plait.” A new favorite technique is tone-on-tone color, with the main color matted out. Do this: paint your nails black and add Deborah Lippmann Flat Top topcoat for a sick matte effect, then add a black French tip, which will remain shiny. Or take it next lev and do a sparkle black tip. The polish world is your oyster.
Deborah Lippmann Flat Top Matte Topcoat, $18 at Nordstrom