How to Make Unflattering Nail Paints Work
Hi IMBB beauties!
Today I’m sharing a little trick and a tutorial on how to use up nail paints that look too light/bright when used alone. Almost all of us have 1-2 shades in our stash that don’t really suit our skin tone- either they look too light or too bright making our hands look darker. Some shades I have like this in my collection are Lotus Herbals nail enamel ‘Pink Doll’, ‘Orange Alert’ and Maybelline colorama ‘Sexxy’.
The latter 2 shades I am still able to pull off but ‘Pink Doll’ looks just too light (read BAD) on my nails. Here is how you can make these shades work for you by doing a simple striped look and topping it off with transparent glittery nail paint(optional). This little experiment with orange and pinks turned out quite summery and colourful !
This is my first nail art ever so its not very complex and not very neat also in the sides so please overlook that 😛
Step 1- Paint entire nail with the lightest shade. I have used Lotus herbals ‘Pink Doll’
Step 2- Paint about 2/3rd of the nail with the second shade from the top. I have used Lotus herbals ‘Orange Alert’
Step 3- Paint the top 1/3rd of the nail with the darkest shade. I have used Maybelline colorama ‘Sexxy’.
The advantage of layering nail paints as we move to the tip is that it will not chip easily because it will effectively have 3-4 coats of nail paint in that area!
This is how it looks right now. You can leave it till here or jazz it up a little more by adding a transparent glittery nail paint. I have used the transparent gold one from Colorbar.
Finished look –
I’m quite pleased with the overall girly, summery look. It definitely looks much better than the individual shades on me. What do you do with the nail paint shades that don’t suit you?
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