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All black everything: 1) black polish, 2) matte topcoat, 3) 1/4" stripes (using tape), 4) stripes in black polish, 5) use a dotting tool to make dots in various sizes, 6) peel back the masking tape to reveal stripes! | Photo and tutorial by Kristin Ess for The Beauty Department #nailart #mani #manicure Matte Nails, Nails Art, Nailart, All Black, Nails Design, Black Nails, Matte Black, Nails Polish, Nails Tutorials
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We’ve seen lots of ombre techniques in the past, but this one is pretty cool because it’s done on your bare nails and has more of a stain effect than looking like actual nail polish. This was much easier than I thought it was going to be, but you should be prepared to practice once or twice before doing the actual mani. It’s all about technique!
Paint nails with black polish. Paint matte topcoat over nails (remember not to make your base coat too thick) Let dry for an hour. Cut 1/4" strips of tape (press tape against fingers so they're less sticky) lay across nails. Paint with original shiny black polish. Using dotting tool for shiny dots on other nails
The Bow Mani | The Beauty Department The Beauty Department just keeps pumping out these gorgeous manis and I’m totally in love with this one! Is it just me or does this remind you of a Tiffany’s box?! If you don’t own a nail art pen, my lovely readers suggest using instead the thinest paint brush you can find instead. Cheaper and it means any of your nail polishes can become a ‘pen’!