A few months ago, Lorde painted her nails—and her fingers—with black paint for the Grammys. Last week, model Alessandra Ambrosio rocked metallic gold paint on her hands and ankles at Coachella. Then yesterday, makeup artist Nick Barose sent over this picture (above) of a model with gorgeous blue henna-inspired designs on her lids and hands. I asked him for the backstory—and a few tips.
After lining the model’s eyes with Lancôme Artliner in Sapphire, Barose handed the felt-tip liner to his friend, henna artist Aisha Iqbal, to decorate the hands. “I love the idea of henna-esque tattoos but done in modern, electric colors,” says Barose. “It’s a fun, exotic look, especially as the weather gets warmer. And if you use a waterproof formula like this one, it won’t smudge or bleed.”
If you don’t have the art skills to decorate your hands with liquid liner or a henna artist for a friend, don’t worry. Barose says you don’t have to go traditional with your designs: “They can be fun, free, graphic, or random. It’s whatever you like.” Beauty brands have also caught on to the emerging trend and made it even easier to try out the look. Nail-art company Ciaté has a line of temporary cuticle tattoos that you apply to the skin just below your nail. And I recently discovered Flash Tattoos, a line of jewelry-inspired temporary tattoos in gold and silver with a variety of designs that can be used on hands and fingers.
So what do you think? Would you ever try out a temporary hand tattoo?
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