I am not going to fake like I am tremendous adventurous with my nail shade selections. I am normally a nude, pink, or basic purple kind of gal, however these days, I have been feeling impressed to step outdoors of my consolation zone. That is all due to celeb nail artist Mei Kawajiri. She has quick grow to be certainly one of my favourite nail artists to observe as a result of enjoyable and daring artworks she has accomplished for celebs corresponding to Gigi Hadid, Rosalía, Dua Lipa, and extra.
After combing by means of her Instagram, I am now armed with a contemporary inspo board of design concepts together with some significantly cool nail shade mixtures I by no means would have thought to pair collectively. Yep, you heard it right here first—mismatched nails are the following large factor, and Kawajiri’s beautiful work is the proof. Fortunately for us, Kawajiri was variety sufficient to share the within scoop on her favourite colours to combine. For all her picks, maintain studying under.
“As a result of Y2K is stylish [right now], I have been including extra shades of brown into my work. I really like to combine and match chocolaty and blush shades to make the lighter one actually pop. Additionally, nail artwork is all about self-expression, and that is why brown shades are a 2022 development—they seem to be a impartial that is available in a various vary of shades so everybody can take pleasure in nail artwork.” — Mei Kawajiri
“One other nod to the ’90s and Y2K development, pastels are certainly one of my favourite shade mixtures for summer season. Whereas I usually gravitate towards brighter, neon colours, pastels can curate a ravishing, basic, and stylish look. If you would like one thing extra eye-catching, go for accent nails or a pastel French tip!” — Kawajiri
“I really like shade a lot. It has been an inspiration to me in Tokyo and in New York, so scorching pink is certainly one of my favorites. It additionally works so effectively with different polishes and is an ideal accent to clear polish, lighter blush tones, and deep, wealthy browns.” — Kawajiri
“For a vibrant and more-is-more design, lean into complementary shade [combinations] like inexperienced and purple, blue and orange, or purple and neon yellow. I’ve not too long ago cherished enjoying with brighter blues and oranges, utilizing my brushwork methods for a tropical ’90s summer season vibe.” — Kawajiri
“Since I’m typically impressed by Japan, OPI’s Unique Birds Do Not Tweet and Alpine Snow are one other enjoyable mixture that jogs my memory of meals—particularly a Tamagoyaki omelet.” — Kawajiri
“[These] pink shades mimic a raspberry swirl. [Hot pink] together with a blush shade are two on-trend shades that actually pop when put collectively in a swirly, ’70s aesthetic.” — Kawajiri
“Jinsoon’s shade selections are actually good. [There’s] a see-through white known as Tulle, which is often arduous to make with common polish. I additionally love to combine it with a deep black for a classy, trendy look.” — Kawajiri
Principally, I am obsessive about this mixture of deep teal and seafoam inexperienced. Mixing two hues of the identical shade simply actually does it for me.
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