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Paint your own leopard print nails

June 12, 2020

Make-up and Nail Artist Remy Morris shares with us her how-to guide to create leopard print nails

 

Step 1: BASE COAT / COLOUR

Apply your base colour over the whole nail making sure you seal the free edge of the nail to avoid chipping, next apply 2 coats of your base polish for a more opaque finish. Picking contrasting colours keeps the designs looking on trend and unique. Allow each coat of polish to dry before repeating, this will prevent smudging.

 

Step 2: LEOPARD PRINT PHASE 1

Using a contrasting colour start mapping out your spots. I like to do a larger leopard print design for a more on trend vibe. You can personalise your leopard print to suit your style and nail shape, my top tip is to copy a real leopard print and then make it your own.

I like to use the brush in the bottle and randomly apply my spots in more of an oval shape. Repeat this step twice making sure you allow the first application to dry before repeating to avoid any smudging.

 

Step 3:  LEOPARD PRINT PHASE 2

Grab some tin foil from the kitchen and rip off a small square -this will be your pallet for the polish to go in.

Put a small amount of your black polish into the foil and dip your dotting tool into the polish (don’t worry if you don’t have black you can use any darker shade or even white to finish the print).

Using your dotting tool or bobby pin, dot on the polish to the outer part of your leopard print. It is very important that you leave this step to dry for as long as possible to avoid smudging and ruining all your hard work!

 

Step 4: ADD THE SHINE!

Apply your top coat over the top of it all for a shiny finish and leave to dry.

If you fancy something different why not use a Matt top coat!

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