Pro Logic: Fleury Rose Shares Three Halloween Nail Art Ideas Friday 12 October, 2012
Illamasqua US Nail Art Ambassador Fleury Rose shares her step-by-steps on three spooky-cool Halloween DIY nail art designs: Evil Eye, Vampire’s Kiss and Witching Hour.
I just visited the amazingly talented nail artist and Illamasqua US Nail Art Ambassador, Fleury Rose (more on that trip later!), and I have to say: Girl can paint. From re-imagining a Mary Katrantzou print to embedding long strips of hair (yes, this happened!) that float eerily from nail tips for a CR Fashion Book shoot, Fleury has miles upon miles of talent and vision. And for Halloween, her unique twist on the holiday is both quirky and cute—and, naturally, a little spooky. Here are three freaky-fun Halloween nail designs from the mind of Fleury. Her advice: Try a different design on each finger for the ultimate in scary-cool nail art.
Illamasqua products used: Nail Varnish in Scorn, Scorch and Serenity (top coat optional)
Tools needed: Dotting tool, tooth pick
1. After applying base coat, paint nails with two coats of Scorn black matte polish. Allow nails to dry for 3 to 5 minutes.
2. Pour out a small amount of scorch onto tin foil. Dip the large end of a dotting tool into the white polish and dot onto nail. Repeat step three times on each nail. (Pro tip: if polish gets stringy, pour a fresh puddle of Scorn onto foil and continue process.) Allow white dots to dry 3 to 5 minutes.
3. Pour a tiny puddle of Serenity onto foil. Dip the small end of a dotting tool into rubber blue polish and dot in the very center of each white circle. Repeat on each nail. Allow to dry 3 to 5 minutes
4. Dip the point of a tooth pick into Scorn and gently dot a tiny black point into the center of each eye.
5. After drying, add optional top coat for a shiny finish—or simply allow the design to stay matte.
Illamasqua products used: Nail Varnish in Aorta and Boosh; Precision ink in Scribe
Tools needed: small brush
1. After applying base coat, paint nails with two coats of Aorta and let dry 3 to 5 minutes
2. Dip small brush in Boosh, and paint a tiny triangle at the top of the nail. This will create the bow of the lips.
3. Next, paint an oval shape in the center of the red nail to create the opening of the mouth.
4. Allow to dry for 5 minutes. (Pro tip: Allowing polish to dry before drawing on the nail is very important, or you may smudge the whole thing and ruin your design!)
5. Draw on fangs and lip highlight with Precision Ink in Scribe. Precision Ink can be layered over its-self to create desired opacity of white.
6. Allow Precision Ink to dry 3 to 5 minutes and apply top coat.
Illamasqua products used: Nail Varnish in Phallic, DWS, Scorch and Blow
Tools needed: Small brush, disposable makeup sponge
1. After applying base coat, apply one thick coat of Phallic. (Pro tip: Do not worry about getting this layer completely even; an uneven finish will add dimension to the sky we are creating!) Allow this layer to dry 3 to 5 minutes.
2. Dip the small brush in Blow and create a tiny crescent moon.
3. Using Blow, dot on very tiny stars with the tip of the brush. Allow to dry at least 5 minutes.
4. On tin foil, pour out a small puddle of Scorch, then a small puddle of DWS next to it so that they are touching. Dip the corner of your makeup sponge into the polish so you get a little of each color on the sponge. Gently dab on clouds. Allow to dry 3 to 5 minutes, and apply top coat.
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Which of Fleury’s Halloween nail art designs is your favorite?