Nail Art Tutorial: Easy YSL Manicure+Tape Method
I really admire YSL's modern take on the French Manicure, hence I am doing it for you guys today. I have used the combination of Black and Gold in this tutorial as they're two of my most favorite colors, but you can whip up your own color combinations too!
I made this nail art using the tape method. So what is it? Simply put, it's a technique using good ol' scotch tape. It helps you create cleaner lines, especially those who are not so skilled when it comes to drawing linear ones. (Like me!)
What you'll need:
Base Coat (Optional)
Base Color (My choice is black)
Tip Color (My choice is gold)
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Step 1: Cut 10 horizontal strips of scotch tape, and stick them onto a surface. The width depends on you. As for me, I went for medium thickness.
Step 2: Apply base coat on your nails, (sorry, forgot to do that in this pic!) let it dry for a minute, and gently and carefully place one strip of scotch tape onto the tip of your nail bed--make sure it's straight. Press firmly, especially on the sides, so the tape won't come off nor slide around once you start applying the base color. Do the same thing to the rest of your fingers. The scotch tape will act as a barrier for the tip of your nails.
Step 3: Apply your base color.
Step 4: Once you have applied the base color on all fingernails, gently peel the scotch tape sidewards. Once you're through peeling, your nails will look like this. Using a fine brush, Q tip, or an orange stick wrapped with cotton, clean the smudges on the rim part of the base color and sides of your nails.
Step 5: Apply the tip color gently on the topmost part of your nails. Let your nail art dry up completely before sealing with a top coat.
Tadah! You're now sporting a fab YSL manicure! Let me know how you like this tutorial! Keep on checking back for more easy nail art tutorials like this one!
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