Celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippmann says perfecting a pastel manicure really comes down to taking your time and applying two coats. "Don't think you're going to get full coverage on the first coat," she says. "One of the biggest mistakes people make when they're [using pastels] is to think that on the first coat it's going to look perfect. And don't forget you still need a base and top coat.".
Now you're ready to try your hand at one of these new-for-spring pastel nail polishes.
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