Sep 05 2011

Nail Art: Blue x Black Ombre Nail

Blue x Black Ombre 2

Continuing from last week’s grey ombre nail art, this week I’m having blue and black ombre nails. Last week the ombre/colour fade was done by five different shades on each finger, but this time the ombre/colour fade is done on each finger (I know, I’m not so good at explaining!).

Blue x Black Ombre

This is what I mean by ‘colour fade on each finger’ (photo credit: Refinery 29). Doesn’t this look so cute? This type of gradation art is supposed to be done with a cosmetic sponge or a spray gun, but I’m too cheap I wanted to do this without too much hustle. So, I used my usual gradation nail art technique + drybrush technique; if you like the result, please try it!

What I used (from left):

Blue x Black Ombre polish
  • Barry M / 291
  • miss sporty / 80

To Get the Look:

1) Apply one coat of base coat.

2) Apply one coat of Barry M.

3) When the nails are completely dry, apply miss sporty on each tip to make gradation art (for how to make gradation art, please read this post).

Before you apply the polish, scrape off as much polish as possible from the brush by wiping it on the side of the bottle. Dab the brush a few times on a piece of paper to take off the excess polish, then dab the brush rather than paint to achieve the gradation.

4) Apply one coat of top coat.

I’m really pleased how it turned out, but maybe my colour choice wasn’t so good; when I was cooking some lunch the food didn’t look nice at all (maybe good for my waist…?). Also, my advice for this ‘drybrush’ method is to use not-so-precious polish. You’ll see what I mean when you try it, but dabbing makes the brush wider. Good luck!

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One Comment to “Nail Art: Blue x Black Ombre Nail”

  1. I love this!! Ive been looking for instructions on this exact type of ombre! Thanks! :)

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