Every season, we ask the same question: "Is nail art dead yet?" According to celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippmann, the answer is a resounding "Hell no!" We caught up with some of our favorite nail artists backstage at New York Fashion Week Fall 2014, where we also spotted the top manicure trends for this year. Half-moon designs, matte topcoats, and almond-shaped talons await you. Plus, we've included the exact polish shades, so you can copy the colors yourself.
Zang Toi Fall 2014
Lead manicurist Cinnamon Bowser used Zoya's Art Deco Goddes and Peony Princess to create this neon half-moon manicure.
Badgley Mischka Fall 2014
Deborah Lippmann used Take The A Train (available Fall 2014) as a base then added Glitter And Be Gay  ($20) near the cuticle.
Alexandre Herchcovitch Fall 2014
Cinnamon Bowser started with a nude polish like Zoya Cho or Chantal. Then, a iridescent top coat was applied, Jane or Tasha. Finally the red accent was added near the cuticle using Zoya Sasha.
Noon by Noor Fall 2014
Cinnamon Bowser used two coats of Zoya Norra leaving a half-moon clear near the cuticle.
Timo Weiland Fall 2014
Manicurist Sunshine Outing used Zoya Claudine with base coat and top coat for a long-lasting finish.
Betsey Johnson Fall 2014
Rolando Santana Fall 2014
Zoya manicurist Sunshine Outing made a reverse half-moon design using Zoya Jacqueline (a nude) and Zoya Dahlia PixieDust (a textured black). The nude portion of the nail was also made matte to bring more attention to the dual texture.
Zana Bayne Fall 2014
Sunshine Outing created a vampy look with two coats of Norra and then topped it with a high-shine top coat.
Cynthia Rowley Fall 2014
Manicurist Elle used Dermelect polishes  ($14) to get the "moonbow" manicure.
Zimmermann Fall 2014
This triangular manicure was created with a Zoya polish called Sam by lead manicurist Sunshine Outing.
Naeem Khan Fall 2014
The Blonds Fall 2014
The Blonds Fall 2014
The Blonds Fall 2014
Wes Gordon Fall 2014
Rita Remark applied one coat of Essie Penny Talk  ($8) followed by one coat of Bordeaux  ($9). Then she used a matte topcoat to mute the shine before applying a tip of Wicked  ($8).
Milly by Michelle Smith Fall 2014
Nails were done by Michelle Saunders for Essie and featured a soft pink look. She layered Cocktails & Coconuts  ($9), Mademoiselle  ($9), and Ridge Filling Base Coat  ($8).
Alice + Olivia Fall 2014
Miss Pop used Essie Midnight Cami  ($9) as a base and applied Good as Gold  ($9) dots in a half moon near the cuticle and on the tips. If you don't have a dotter tool at home to re-create the look, use bobby pins!
Houghton Fall 2014
Models wore a custom blend of OPI polish in Nein! Nein! Nein! OK Fine!  ($9) and Alpine Snow  ($8) to give nails a putty-colored finish.
Donna Karan New York Fall 2014
Michelle Saunders used one coat of Essie's Spin the Bottle (available Spring 2014) for a nude look.
Tracy Reese Fall 2014
Tracylee and the Sally Hansen team debuted the new Fall 2014 polish collaboration with Reese backstage. Some models wore a silver and red glitter called Chili Flakes, while the rest wore a gray named Somber Bliss topped with Shattered Stars, a chunky metallic confetti.
Azede Jean-Pierre Fall 2014
The main shade is OPI Nein! Nein! Nein! OK Fine!  ($8) with a silver Designer Series Radiance  ($13) tip and natural nail half moon.
ICB by Prabal Gurung Fall 2014
Katie Jane Hughes started with Butter London's Union Jack Black  ($15) as the base for the "tweed" nail art. Then she used a striping brush to add horizontal and vertical lines in Billy No Mates  ($15), Stag Do  ($15), Blagger  ($15), British Racing Green  ($15), and Pearly Queen  ($15).
Libertine Fall 2014
Katie Jane Hughes started with Butter London polish in The Black Knight  ($15) to the tips of the nails. Then she applied Diamond Geezer  ($15) at the base. Finally, Stardust  ($15) and the Anorak glitter (available in March 2014) went over the entire nail. Diamond-shaped confetti was the last step.
Jenny Packham Fall 2014
Essie pro Michelle Saunders created a floating bejeweled nail art look on the ring finger that included seven polishes. To get the look, open up a bobby pin and use the tip as a dotting tool. Dip it in the colors and make a series of polka dots that open up into a floral starburst pattern. The center is a glittery hue called Set in Stones  ($9) that looks like a jewel.
Kenneth Cole Fall 2014
Morgan Taylor's lead manicurist, Gina Edwards, used a dark red called From Paris With Love.
Vera Wang Fall 2014
Jin Soon Choi actually pulled from the moody tones for the manicure in Mica  ($18). She kept the nails short and shimmery for a more modern interpretation of the dark romance theme.
Zac Posen Fall 2014
Gina Edwards polished nails with Morgan Taylor's Hide & Sleek, a dark blue that appeared nearly black on the runway.
Opening Ceremony Fall 2014
Naomi Yasuda applied different levels of Essie's Aruba Blue  ($9) to nails in a diagonal design for an unconventional French manicure.
Mathieu Mirano Fall 2014
Miss Pop created this half-and-half manicure using part Essie Bourdeaux  ($9) and part Licorice  ($9).
Georgine Fall 2014
Gina Edwards created this manicure using Morgan Taylor Seal the Deal.
Ohne Titel Fall 2014
MAC Cosmetics used silver and gold Mylar Striping Tape to create a frame border on the nails, and used Sunset Sky polish (available Fall 2014) with a matte top coat.
Honor Fall 2014
Deborah Lippmann applied two coats of It’s Raining Men  ($18), a classic red. Then she added Break 4 Love  ($18) so that only a sliver of red showed.
Yigal Azrouel Fall 2014
Gina Edwards swiped on two coats of Morgan Taylor From Paris With Love.
Thakoon Fall 2014
Gina Edwards used Morgan Taylor Latte Please for the Thakoon runway.
Zero + Maria Cornejo Fall 2014
It looks like Winter white nails will be on trend for 2014.
Karen Walker Fall 2014
Jin Soon Choi applied two coats of Kookie White from her Spring 2014 polish line.
Lela Rose Fall 2014
Butter London's Katie Jane Hughes painted a strip of Alabaster Gaze (available Spring 2014) diagonally on the nail then filled in the top half for an askew French manicure.
Nonoo Fall 2014
Gina Edwards created this linear pattern using a base of Morgan Taylor Dress Code  ($6) diluted with Stick With It  ($6). The off-center stripes included Deja Blue  ($6), From Paris With Love  ($6), and Wish You Were Here  ($6).
Delpozo Fall 2014
Pattie Yankee created a custom mirror finish for the Delpozo show.
Nellie Partow Fall 2014
Rita Remark for Essie started with one coat of Sand Tropez  ($9) then added two coats of Spaghetti Strap  ($9).
Band of Outsiders
Deborah Lippmann used Naked  ($19) as a base then created the white border using Amazing Grace  ($18).
Altuzarra Fall 2014
Lead nail artist Michelle Saunders painted on a coat of Essie's Ridge Fill Base Coat  ($9) before painting on two shades of Allure  ($9).
Alexander Wang Fall 2014
Lead nail artist Michelle Saunders created a chalky beige with Essie Sand Tropez  ($9) and Mademoiselle  ($9).
Jill Stuart Fall 2014
Rita Remark for Essie painted on two coats of Allure  ($9) and finished with a matte top coat for a clean, chic nail.
Victoria Beckham Fall 2014
Vanessa Williams for Nails Inc created a custom pink shade for a sophisticated manicure.
Monique Lhuillier Fall 2014
For a flirty, feminine feel, nail artist Julie Kandalec layered on Essie Muchi, Muchi  ($9).
Ann Yee Fall 2014
Custom nail wraps by Jamberry Nails .
Veronica Beard Fall 2014
Manicurist Julie Kandalec used one coat of Essie Mink Muffs  ($9) topped with Meet Me at Sunset  ($9).
Erin Fetherston Fall 2014
Nail artist Miss Pop used Ruby Kisses polish and monogrammed the nail using Kiss Nail Artist Paint in Gala  ($7).
Marissa Webb Fall 2014
Maybelline nail artist Honey used Color Show lacquer in Pink Embrace  ($4) and Dressed to Kill  ($4) for this colorblocked design.
Costello Tagliapietra Fall 2014
Essie manicurist Julie Kandalec used Berry Naughty  ($9) topped with Matte About You  ($10).
Dannijo Fall 2014
Butter London Global Color Ambassador Katie Jane Hughes applied Goss nail polish  ($15) as the base and then sponged on Posh Bird  ($15) for a gilded finish.
Kate Spade New York Fall 2014
Deborah Lippmann applied two coats of Naked  ($19) to these long, almond-shaped nails.
Creatures of the Wind Fall 2014
Butter London's Katie Jane Hughes poured Yummy Mummy  ($15), Diamond Geezer  ($15), Posh Bird  ($15), Pearly Queen  ($15), and Billy No Mates  ($15) into a bowl and then dipped the nails for this marbled look.
Tadashi Shoji Fall 2014
Butter London's Marbs lacquer  ($15) was used by Katie Jane Hughes to create this gold nail design on top of a Nail Foundation base coat  ($18).
Emerson Fall 2014
Miss Pop created three different nail looks using Essie polishes. This shattered effect was a layer of Licorice  ($9) with No Place Like Chrome  ($9) drawn on top.
Emerson Fall 2014
Lilacism  ($9) and Licorice  ($9) were the two Essie used to create this design, which was inspired by American Horror Story: Coven.
Emerson Fall 2014
Miss Pop used painter's tape to create a thin inverted v-shape near the cuticle. Then she applied Licorice  ($9) to the entire nail and used a paper towel to sponge on Master Plan  ($9).
Rebecca Minkoff Fall 2014
Manicurist Michelle Saunders applied two coats of Bahama Mama  ($9), plus Midnight Cami  ($9) along the edge, to create this vampy French manicure.
Mara Hoffman Fall 2014
The models wore two coats of Maybelline New York's Bold Gold  ($4) for a matte, metallic manicure applied by Honey.
Tibi Fall 2014
Jin Soon Choi applied two coats of Nostalgia  ($18) as a base and then topped the nude with one coat of Polka White (available Spring 2014) for a speckled manicure.
Degen Fall 2014
The OPI team used a bevy of polishes to create this sky and rainbow nail art. Shades include Can't Find My Czech-book (sky) and Alpine Snow (clouds). Plus, Push and Shove layered with Desperately Seeking Sequins (base) and Red Hot Rio, Toucan Do It If You Try, I Just Can't Cope-acabana, Amazon . . . Amazoff, Dating a Royal, and Next Stop . . . the Bikini Zone for the rainbow accent nails.
Tess Giberson Fall 2014
Jin Soon Choi debuted a dark gray polish from her upcoming Fall 2014 collection with Tess Giberson backstage and used it to create a nontraditional French manicure tipped with Kookie White (available Spring 2014).
Charlotte Ronson Fall 2014
Lead manicurist Gina Edwards used Impress Press-On Manicure in Superstar Scandal as a base, then made the scalloped design using Kiss Nail Artist Paint in Gala  ($7).
Nicole Miller Fall 2014
Katie Jane Hughes layered Butter London Union Jack Black  ($15) with a matte topcoat. Then used a striping brush to create red flames with Knees Up  ($15).
Helmut Lang Fall 2014
Julie Kandalec started with one coat of Adore-a-Ball  ($9), then put on a base coat. Finally, she completed the nude nail with Allure  ($9).
A Detacher Fall 2014
Cushnie et Ochs Fall 2014
Sally LaPointe Fall 2014
Morgan Taylor lead manicurist Danielle Candido used Scene Queen and clear top coat for this blue-gray manicure.
Rebecca Taylor Fall 2014
Carmen Marc Valvo Fall 2014
Lead manicurist Danielle Candido polished used Morgan Taylor Metaling Around to create dark gray nails.
Peter Som Fall 2014
Cinnamon Bowser used a colorblock pattern with Zoya's custom colors created for Peter Som (available this Fall).
Prabal Gurung Fall 2014
Jin Soon Choi created a neutral look using a custom color from Sally Hansen.
Suno Fall 2014
Tanya Taylor Fall 2014
Morgan Taylor lead manicurist Gina Edwards created a custom color with two coats of I’m Charmed and one coat of Sweet Surrender.