A Brush of Velvet


Luxe fabric nails look set to be the latest trend in manicures, with Ciaté announcing a new kit that adds a matte, textured appearance to give nails the velvet touch.

The British nail brand, which earlier this year caused a sensation with its caviar manicure kit comprising tiny caviar-like pearls to create a 3D beaded effect, has now announced its velvet manicure kit, which consists of a paint pot, crushed velvet and a dusting brush accessory.



Crushed velvet dominated the Autumn/Winter 2012 runways at shows including McQueen, Balmain and Gucci, while at the Ruffian runway show MAC Cosmetics senior artist Keri Blair came up with three stunning velvet nail looks.

Now the trend looks ready to hit the high street too, with Ciaté’s kit to launch this August on its company website, which ships internationally. The kit will be available in three colors: Mink Cashmere, Berry Poncho and Blue Suede.

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