Halloween has this wonderful complexity to it. It can be lots of fun with funny, topical costumes or it can be downright scary. Last week, a fun nail art design was featured and now it’s time for the blood and gore.
This zombie nail art design is very easy to create and will definitely draw a lot of attention to your digits. Also, if you are dressing up as a zombie, this certainly completes your costume!
There are a few key items you need to complete the look (other than a strong stomach) – a flesh toned polish, polishes for the blood and both a quick drying topcoat (Seche Vite works the best) and a matte topcoat.
Firstly, apply two thicker coats of the flesh toned polish (you can either go for live looking flesh, rotting undead flesh, or green flesh) and allow to dry for 1-2 minutes.
Then apply the quick drying top coat and allow to dry for 1-2 minutes or until the polish feels dry on the surface but hasn’t completely dried all of the layers of polish. Before the topcoat does completely dry, take your finger and start pushing the polish up or down to create the holes and creases. Once you are happy with the creasing, allow this to completely dry.
Now the fun part – the blood! On a piece of aluminium foil or plastic sandwich bag, put a few drops of red, brown, green and black polishes. The brown, green and black polishes make the design look more realistic. Mix these polishes until you achieve the blood colour you want and then take it on a nail art brush and apply to the holes created. Also, bring the blood colour onto the flesh colour to make the holes look like they are actually bleeding. To diffuse some of the colour on the flesh, take your finger or a sponge and blend the colour in a bit. Keep layering the blood colour until you achieve a look you are happy with. It is best to place some brown or black in the centre of the hole to add dimension.
Allow the blood to dry and then apply the matte topcoat. This gives the flesh a more realistic feel. To get back the wet look of the blood, take the mixed polish colour and apply it sparingly to the holes.
Polishes Used: NYC Flat Iron Green, Wet n Wild Black Crème, China Glaze Community, Revlon Checkmate, NYC Lincoln Center, and Julep Anisa.
The great thing about a nail art design like this is that imperfections look better, so don’t worry about messing anything up!
til next time…
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