Ph: Abel Cárdenas
Technics such as stamping or vegan nail polish are the novelty to attract everybody’s looks during Halloween festivities. Nail art has become a trend which allows innovations in nail design.

By: *FLOR NADYNE MILLÁN M.

23 de octubre 2019.

Costumes are constituents of Halloween night celebrations. However, nail design has also become an important factor which should be according to the selected costume. We bring now some technics such as stamping, vegan nail polish and other gel-based designs for long-lasting effects and become the center of attraction at every party during this season.

Heidi, La Cosedora (Sewing woman), is a Colombian plastic artist behind nail care products brand H La Cosedora. The brand’s products include nail tattoos, stencils, stickers, nail polishes and stamping plates. Stamping is an adapted engraving technic which uses plates with tiny designs transferred to the nail using nail polishes, according to its creator. The following are the steps recommended by H La Cosedora for a successful use of the technic:

  1. New color combinations including fuchsia and orange are perfectly allowed during Halloween.
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These colors are the primary coat over which you can create a Halloween related design

Photo courtesy of H La Cosedora.

2.To decorate nails, choose your favorite design from the stamping plate. Apply nail polish and remove any excess using a scraper.

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Stamping plates will make your work easier and will also give you a varied range of design options.

Photo courtesy of H La Cosedora

3. Softly yet rapidly collect the figure with the stamper doing a bell-like movement.

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Stamping plates gives you the chance to create diverse designs.

Photo courtesy of H La Cosedora.

4. Do not wait until nails are completely dry. Press and remove the stamper to the side.

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Do not forget you need to use the stamper to apply your favorite design on your nails.

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5. You can choose several shapes and textures. Repeat the previous steps for each selected figure. Use black and white to increase contrast and apply matt cover to finalize.

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Not only shapes or figures can be combined. You can also mix different colors and kinds of nail polishes.

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Vegan nails

You can try now the new vegan hypoallergenic line of nail polishes developed by Natura UNA. None of the primary products have any trace of animal components neither have these products been tested on animals.

(designs by Kelly Villalba)

  1. Use colors black, red and white for one hand, and gray for the other. To begin with your design, always choose one or two base colors.
    paso a paso mano
    Photo: Mauricio Leon

    1. Combine free hand drawing, stampers and design plates. Use free hand paintings on thumb, ring and little fingers nails. You can use a nail cleaner or brushes to fill the forms. Dry out and give your nails a final bright coat.
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    Be creative, mix different designs from the stamping plates and free hand drawings.

    Photo: Mauricio Leon

    1. Paint with base color the index and middle fingernails. Then put two white nail polish coats.
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    Before starting any design always apply transparent nail polish base.

Photo: Mauricio Leon

  1. Use red color nail polish to paint the in the stamping plate figure that resembles flames. Remove the nail polish excess with a palette knife.

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Select the main color for your design and apply it.

Photo: Mauricio Leon

Using a rubber piece, which will work as a stamper, press softly to transfer the flames figure to the nail. Finish with a dryer nail polish. Follow the same steps for the index fingernail using a skull shape.

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For the Halloween season you can choose skulls, vampire teeth and other related figures to use on your nails.

Photo: Mauricio Leon

  1. For the other hand, use freehand drawings. On the pinky fingernail use a mommy using gray nail polish on top of a white undercoat. Make black strokes using a brush. For the eyes use two black dots. Finish with a dryer nail polish.

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For free hand drawings use different size brushes, these will be useful for different details.

Photo: Mauricio Leon

  1. Middle and ring fingernails have two Catrinas using a white color nail polish undercoat. Eyes, mouth and nose are made with a tiny brush and the hearth with a nail cleaner. The remaining fingernails can be completed with white and black stripes. Finish with a dryer nail polish.
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When the design is finished make sure you use a final transparent nail polish. This will protect your nail art for some time.

Photo: Mauricio Leon

Fantasy nails

These Masglo’s Diana Herrera’s designs are free hand drawings using gel nail polish from the Salon Collection. These nail polishes dry faster and the cover remains flawless on your nails for at least one week.
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For these designs you must have three (3) base colors: white, pink and black.

Photo: Abel Cárdenas

  1. Apply a nutrient primary coat. Then, use two coats of black, white or fuchsia nail polish.
  2. On the white coat fingernails paint black waves with a thin brush and before they dry use a small sponge to make some pressure aiming to smudge the lines.
  3. On the ring fingernail draw a skull using skin tone nail polish. Decorate the skull with a flower. Use a nail cleaner and black nail polish for the eyes and nose. Finish with a dryer nail polish.
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You can also add other figures such as vampire teeth, haunted castles or ghosts.

Photo: Abel Cárdenas

  1. Before you paint the spider web and the spider, put two white coats. Outline the figure with a thin brush and use a sponge to smudge the edges. Paint the figures and cover with transparent matte tone nail polish.
  2. On the fuchsia fingernails you can paint black bars resembling cemetery gates.

 

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