12 Easy "Nail Contouring" Designs That'll Make Your Hands Look Slimmer

They're the LBD of #nailart.

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Design by Betsy Farrell

During NYFW, our favorite nail kween Jin Soon unveiled the hack to end all nail hacks: contouring... yes, for your digits. (We promise it's 99 percent less mystifying than sculpting your face.)

According to Soon, it consists of painting your nails a light hue or leaving them bare with a top coat, then brushing a dark color down the middle, leaving either side bare to make the nails appear longer. And the technique is open to interpretation—it's all about using negative space to trick the eyes.

Whether you've got a steady hand or are well versed in the art of the Scotch Tape trick, it's easy to do, so here are a variety of designs that will make your fingers look supermodel tall.

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1 LBD Nails

Flaunt nails @stephstonenails

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2 Americana Stripe

💅🏻💕 dreaming about @gucci FW16 pink fur 💕💅🏻 @flossgloss "perf" will do for now!

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5 Risque Detail

9 Modern Zig-Zag

11 Barbie Dream

Because we're still feelin' the #love. 💗💛💙 #PatrickStarrrxFormulaX #ColorCurators

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12 Space Odyssey

Spacey nails for @gracie_taylor_ 🚀 #wildflowernails holographic pigment, #negativespace, hand-painted stripes & rectangles & studs 🌙

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