Maybelline UK, Nails by Alisha Bailey

Maybelline UK | Manicure

As part of my job as a make up artist, I often get requested to also take care of the models’ nails. In July 2015 I was booked for a job with Maybelline UK. I was asked to take care of all the nails; it was super fun and extra busy.

Maybelline UK, Nails by Alisha Bailey

Maybelline UK, Nails by Alisha Bailey

I must have painted 30 sets of nails that day. The Maybelline nail varnish is really easy to work with – it’s robust, non-chip and dries with a shiny, smooth finish.

Maybelline UK, Nails by Alisha Bailey

Maybelline UK, Nails by Alisha Bailey

We chose a big selection of colours on the day, changing it up for every new setup and outfit.

Maybelline UK, Nails by Alisha Bailey

Maybelline UK, Nails by Alisha Bailey

I also paid attention to the models’ hands, giving a hand massage first, then went over the skin with a dusting of Mac mineralise powder to even the skin tone and keep the skin looking matte.

Maybelline UK, Nails by Alisha Bailey

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I really enjoyed the challenge of painting the nails extra fast, our goal being smooth, camera-ready, perfect nails, and the images turned out great!