Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Matte Brain Graffiti Nail Art

This nail art design reminds me of a brain, and I'm totally okay with that! I was happily doodling along, and as soon as I added the light pink doodles, I just had to stop. There was just something strangely appealing about the brainy effect. This particular shade of pink really locks it in, and I ran with it!

This is an easy design with a fun, edgy effect. Definitely appropriate with Halloween coming up! The key is to start with a matte base (completely dry, of course) so that your nail art pen flows on evenly.

I used an actual matte black polish, but you could also use a regular black and apply a matte finisher like OPI Matte Topcoat.

Then, I used three Sally Hansen nail art pens (light pink, silver, and coral I believe) to draw the doodly marks. I actually don't particularly care for the way these pens work over a glossy base; the liquid seems to contract on the smooth surface or something. HOWEVER, they work really nicely on a flat matte base. Neat!

A final coat of matte topcoat sealed the whole manicure in.

What do you think? Too weird for you, or just weird enough? Would you wear them for Halloween?

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