In the little survey that I had done a few weeks ago a lot of you wanted to see a fade-effect,gradient,ombre (however you want to call it).
When I did the steampunk/Goth cross nail art with the 110 rhinestones,I totally forgot to take pictures of the gradient effect.*slaps herself*
Fade effect nail art is pretty easy,and it can be done with a lot of colors and nail polish types.And if you have a badly pigmented nail polish/holo top coat you can use it now.
1 background color
3 or 4 colors from the same color family
1 make up sponge
|Apply your background color and let it fully dry|
|You should have 3-4 colors from the same family.The polish with the worst pigmentation will be number 1|
|Apply a thin coat of number 1 to the edge of a make up sponge|
|Apply a thin coat of number 1 by lightly dabbing the sponge's edge onto your nail.The red dots show you how deep you can blend the polish.*Dry 5 min*|
|Now use the clean edge of the sponge and apply number 2 on your nails.You want to avoid creating harsh lines|
|Number 4 the darkest color on the very tip,blend well.|
|Clean up the mess with a cotton swap and some polish remover and add 2 coats of quick dry topcoat.|
Some sponges sometimes crumble and leave 1-2 spongy crumbs on your nail.Remove them with a pair of tweezers or a toothpick.