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Create this eye half moon design easily!
Use simple techniques to hand paint eyes on your nails. This design was inspired by the by High Fidelity. You can read my review of it on my b
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  • How to paint a character nail. Eye Nail Design - Step 1
    Step 1

    What I used:
    Large dotting tool, Small straight edge brush, White, Black, Orange, Grey, Blue, Top coat

    First: Base color. I did two alternating colors that would contrast well with bright orange.

  • How to paint a character nail. Eye Nail Design - Step 2
    Step 2

    Second: Create a half moon. Some people like to use reinforcement circle stickers, but I can’t ever make that work. For me free hand is easier. Use the nail brush or a smaller brush to draw an arch and fill in. Just take it slow.

  • How to paint a character nail. Eye Nail Design - Step 3
    Step 3

    Third: Dot your eyes. Using a dotting tool create a bright pupil. In retrospect I would have made the pupils bigger. Also I might have done one off center for some sassy side eye.

  • How to paint a character nail. Eye Nail Design - Step 4
    Step 4

    Fourth: Use a straight edge brush and outline the eyes. I did mine similar to how you would use the dotting tool, one line at a time connecting them over the arch. This method was especially helpful when using my left hand. I created the eyelashes using the same method.

    Fifth: Top coat to protect and make it shiny. Use a brush dipped in nail polish remover to clean those edges.

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