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September 2 2014

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The Secret To Truly “Expensive”-Looking Nails Revealed Backstage At Loewe

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Come Spring or Fall, you can always expect to see a true sense of über-luxury backstage at Loewe, and this season was no exception. With makeup artist Pat McGrath’s smoky brown lids and chocolaty berry mouths paired with hairstylist Guido Palau’s soft, middle-parted, slightly curled locks that had been prepped with Redken Nature’s Rescue Radiant Salt Spray for texture, the fact that these girls were meant to appear polished was clear. “It’s very expensive,” nail guru Marian Newman deduced of the look—right down to the fingertips, which were quite vampy. “It wasn’t the lacquers themselves but the color that was important to [Stuart Vevers],” Newman said of the “dark rich raspberry” shade that came courtesy of OPI We’ll Always Have Paris and Chanel Rouge Noir. But what really lent that extra bit of lavishness to the nails was Lumos Topcoat, a cult-favorite high-shine clear varnish that Newman swears by. She’s not alone, either. The top results in a quick Google search included numerous rhetorical questions of “Lumos: the best topcoat in the world?” Considering that we fancy ourselves relative exerts when it comes to nails, we were shocked that yesterday was the first we were hearing of the wonder product. But no matter; we’ll be remedying that situation by purchasing a few bottles immediately upon our arrival in Les Etats Unis.

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