Nail artist Madeline Poole reveals her beauty essentials

Whether she’s painting nails for Phillip Lim’s runway show or jet-setting with her girl gang, Madeline Poole lives a life saturated in bright, beautiful color. The ultimate cool-girl nail artist, she’s also the global color ambassador for Sally Hansen—which means that when you’re choosing your next manicure shade, there’s a hefty chance that Poole had a hand in developing it.

A quick glance at Poole’s personal Instagram account confirms that her chameleon-like qualities aren’t limited to her digits. She’s colored her hair from pink to blond to troll-doll orange—all in the last year. With makeup, she favors graphic makeup: a bright cat eye or a dot under the eyes. “The nice thing about experimenting with beauty is that none of it lasts forever,” she says. “Your hair will grow back, and you can wash off makeup and remove nail polish.”

Poole keeps her Violet Grey makeup bag loaded with multi-tasking Lanolips 101 Ointment, Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek in Quickie, and Make Up For Ever’s Aqua XL shadow in Matte Turquoise (“a pigmented blue eye shadow that really shows up,” she says). And of course, her on-duty kit includes dozens of nail polishes… including her perfect red shades, which you’ll find below.

Mpoole Interior
Madelinepoole Q&a

Madeline Poole Polaroid



Still life images: Amelia Howden. Polaroid images and nail art image via @realmp.

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  1. isabella

    I love reading this spill. It is one of my favourite thing about this. xx

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