Becky G's winning nail art for the 2013 VMAs. Photo:Lee Satkowski/MTV
Long before the actual VMAsshow got underway, we scoured the red carpet to find the stars who'd gone the extra style-mile with finer details on their digits. After narrowing it down to Rita Ora, the sisters NERVO, Becky G and Nessa from "Girl Code," we left it up to you to decide who had the ~most ballinest~ nail art at this year's awards. Drumroll, please…
With her Brooklyn-inspired, splattered and sparkling, crazy-colorful design, you chose Becky G, the lovely and talented 16-year-old rapper who just so happens to be one of COVERGIRL's own! The first-time attendee rocked "urban swag" in full effect thanks to COVERGIRL nail artist, Ayana Clark, who helped us recreate Becky's winning look for you to try at home!
First thing's first, you gotta create a base. Clark used a clear, Covergirl base coat (that doubles as a top coat!) before applying white as the core color, "because when you put bold colors over it, it pops better and makes it vibrant," Clark says. Next, Clark sponged on splashes of primary colors like blue, red and Lemon Drop yellow (from the Glosstini mini polish collection) before getting graphic with free-hand designs, like Becky G's art-deco dots. Finally, go 'head and get your glitter on, giiiiiirl! Finish it all off with a clear top coat and VOILA! You just upped your nail game.
Totally easy-breezy, right? (Says the girl who can't even apply polish to her own right hand without looking like she dipped it in a 5-gallon bucket of Benjamin Moore.) If you wanna be like Becky G and need a little visual assistance, check out the video below!
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