Fashion’s favorite manicurist shares her beauty faves

If you’ve ever flipped through a fashion magazine, chances are, you’ve seen Jin Soon Choi’s work. A master manicurist and entrepreneur, Choi is the go-to nail guru for everyone from Vogue Italia to Versace. She’s also well-versed in contemporary art and fashion, two passions that inform the color palettes for her immensely popular nail collection, JINsoon. “Nails are exciting because you can have so much fun on a tiny ‘painting’ canvas,” she says. So what does this trend-setter predict as the next big things in nails? Accessories and namesake logos such as those she created for the Prada Resort show.

As devoted as Choi is to nails, she’s also a skin-care aficionado. “It’s better to maintain your skin with basic skin care products rather than slathering on makeup to cover up flaws,” she says. Her essentials include eye cream, SK-II sheet masks, and a gentle cleanser. (Glossier Milky Jelly is a favorite.) Sunscreen, too, is a must; she adds extra protection with Laneige BB Cushion, which shields skin with SPF 50. And though she doesn’t wear a ton of makeup, you’ll find Nars Audacious lipstick in her bag.

Here, the fashion world’s favorite nail guru shares a glimpse into her beauty POV.

Jinsoon Q&a

Jin Soon

Feature image: Amelia Howden. Polaroid image courtesy of Jin Soon Choi.

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