How to Make Feather Eye Effect Nail Art

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How to Make Feather Eye Effect Nail Art
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Paint your nails with 2 coats of base color. I used the pale pink shade in Revlon Nail Art 380 Post Modern. Let dry.

Paint your nails with 2 coats of base color. I used the pale pink shade in Revlon Nail Art 380 Post Modern. Let dry.

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Paint the corners with a gold or tan (or any similar color). I used Pure Ice Jaguar. Doesn't have to be perfect but I lay this on thick to let the other colors "melt" into it.

Paint the corners with a gold or tan (or any similar color). I used Pure Ice Jaguar. Doesn't have to be perfect but I lay this on thick to let the other colors "melt" into it.

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Now add your 3rd color over the 2nd. I used Wet n Wild 218A I Need a Refresh-Mint.

Now add your 3rd color over the 2nd. I used Wet n Wild 218A I Need a Refresh-Mint.

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Clean your brushes inbetween, I like this kind cause its easy lol, but a bowl of nail polish remover works just fine :)

Clean your brushes inbetween, I like this kind cause its easy lol, but a bowl of nail polish remover works just fine :)

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Now paint the "eye" on like so, in each spot.

Now paint the "eye" on like so, in each spot.

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Should look like this. I used Sally Hansen Laquer Shine in 08 Glossy. It's a deep wine color that almost looks black. Again, don't worry about being perfect.

Should look like this. I used Sally Hansen Laquer Shine in 08 Glossy. It's a deep wine color that almost looks black. Again, don't worry about being perfect.

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Now paint the outer "feathers" on like so.

Now paint the outer "feathers" on like so.

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Here is an example of matte topcoat on another set I did. I used Hard Candy in Matte-Ly In Love.

Here is an example of matte topcoat on another set I did. I used Hard Candy in Matte-Ly In Love.

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IMPORTANT! Paint your topcoat in an upward direction on each "feather" to avoid colors running. Sorry about my crappy photo editing lol. I used Icing Ultrashine Top Coat on this set.

IMPORTANT! Paint your topcoat in an upward direction on each "feather" to avoid colors running. Sorry about my crappy photo editing lol. I used Icing Ultrashine Top Coat on this set.

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If you used false nails like I did, let dry overnight before pressing on to avoid fingerprinting your nails (and check out my other Snapguide How to Easily Decorate Fake Nails) ☺

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