This was an intermediate design created to cover up a design fail. I know the index finger isn’t really at that much of a diagonal, but I didn’t care because it was an intermediate design I was going to cover up anyway. If I did this for real, from the start, I would use tape to make sure the lines were straight going from corner on one side to midway on the other side.
What I used:
- Base coat (not shown)
- Blush by e.l.f. (part of Necessary Nails collection)
- Shield by Wet n Wild
- Quicksand by Maybelline New York
- generic quick dry top coat
How I did it/would have done it if I were starting from the beginning:
Step 1: Base coat (I already had this on from the earlier design, but if you’re starting from blank nails, you will want to add a base coat)
Step 2: Apply two coats of Blush by e.l.f. (also already on from the earlier design)
Step 3: At a diagonal, apply one coat Quicksand by Maybelline NY to tip. You can use a piece of tape (if Blush color is completely dry) to make the line straighter. (I didn’t care because it was going to be covered up anyway. If I were doing this from the beginning I would also make more of an effort to make these diagonal, because the index finger’s almost just a plain curved tip, but I had to cover up any place I put the old design, and I wasn’t very careful to keep the line straight. You can also still see the paint underneath the red color, but don’t worry, you can’t see it after the next step)
Step 4: When dry, paint one coat of Shield by Wet n Wild on top of the diagonal tip.
Step 5: Top coat. (I skipped this because this was an intermediate design and going to be covered up)
[Covered up with Gold Gradient]
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