Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness Announced His Historic Essie Partnership in the Best Way
Plus, it's one you can try at home.
When Jonathan Van Ness isn't facilitating a glow up or stressing the importance of self-care as Queer Eye's resident grooming expert, he's crushing gender stereotypes on the red carpet.
Van Ness's outfits often include crop tops, mesh long-sleeve shirts, maxi skirts, heeled ankle boots, and tiny purses. Now, he's breaking down another barrier by being named Essie's first non-female brand ambassador. And this pairing really couldn't be a better fit.
The Queer Eye star announced the news on Instagram with a — what else? — a gorgeous post of his Essie manicure.
"I’m so honored to announce I’ve teamed up with @essie as their first non-female ambassador in celebration of Pride! For me, polish has always been a form of self-expression. Right now that means this mosaic rainbow mani moment. Wearing it proud! 💕 #essiePartner #essielove #LorealProud," he wrote in the caption.
Van Ness's mosaic rainbow manicure is a design is in honor of the new partnership and Pride month. The brand breaks down the manicure on its website, which was created by Essie's global lead educator Rita Remark.
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While the abstract design requires six vibrant Essie shades and looks complicated, it's actually pretty easy to DIY — even if you're hopeless at nail art (or a newbie to the significance of Pride). Basically, you brush the colors onto the nail in whatever pattern you feel like so that they melt into each other for a marble effect. Once it's dry, set your work with an Essie top coat.
Our feelings about this partnership? As Van Ness would say: "Oh henny!"