Halloween is just around the corner and we’re so excited! If you’ve been with Lipstiq for a long time, you’ll remember the Halloween nail art tutorial we did last year. Well, we’re back with yet another tutorial for the year of 2014! This tutorial requires a little more patience and time, but the end result is SO worth it. You really don’t need to be very neat with nail art as every single design is unique on its own.
For this tutorial, you’ll need nail polishes in various colours, a base coat, a top coat, a dotting tool and a thin nail art brush. We did five designs this time around, so scroll down to have a look at them!
Paint the entire nail white, making sure that the colour is opaque. Use the dotting tool dipped in blue nail polish to create a large circle in the middle of the nail. Repeat with black nail polish, but make a smaller circle this time. Use the nail art brush dipped in red nail polish to draw little veins around the eyeball. Next, take the dotting tool dipped in white nail polish to create an even smaller circle in the middle of the eyeball.
Paint the entire nail grey. We applied two coats. Then, use the nail art brush to draw a straight line in the middle of the top half of the nail. This will be the base of your spider web. Draw two diagonal lines meeting at the top of the nail and then complete the design with short curved strokes connecting the whole web together.
Use red nail polish to draw on two curved strokes at the top and bottom of the nail to create the lips. Then, apply white nail polish in between those red strokes. With the thin nail art brush dipped in black nail polish, outline the lips where the red and white colours meet. Next, carefully use your nail art brush to outline two rows of teeth in between the lips. Fill in the mouth with black nail polish to complete your design.
Paint two coats of white nail polish to get a completely opaque colour. Then, use the dotting tool dipped in black nail polish to draw on two eyes. On both sides of the top half of the nail, paint two curved shapes to define the shape of the skeleton. Connect the two shapes with a thin line and draw on short strokes to form its teeth. Finally, draw a tiny upside down heart shape for its nose.
Pick three different nail polish colours and apply the colours in a diagonal pattern. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Then, use the thin nail art brush to draw two black lines where the different colours meet. Next, draw a few short strokes across those lines. We also drew on a few criss-crosses to complete the look.
Do give this a go and show us your recreations via Instagram by tagging us at @lipstiqdotcom or #lipstiqdotcom! 😉