Skull nail art

Skull Nails Nail Art Tutorial & SwatchesThe next Hallowe’en nail art: Skull Nails! They’re really easy and fast to do. Plus you’ll only need two colours, so hopefully more of you will decide to replicate this!

Yes, the teeth are super long, but you can tweak this design as you see fit. You could make your skulls smile, you could add some stitches, or you can go the lazy route like me and just draw vertical lines.

Even though it’s not perfect, I think that this is a fun design you can do in a snap.

Also, with just a few easy modifications, I can see how you could turn this into ghost nail art. (I’ll probably try this out later, too!)

P.S. Later on, I may try to do skull nail art that looks more menacing like The Punisher. We’ll see!

Skull Nails Tutorial

Skull Nails Nail Art How to

What I Used:

  1. OPI Natural Nail Base Coat
  2. Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
  3. OPI Alpine Snow
  4. China Glaze Liquid Leather
  5. NYX Ink Nail Art in Black
  6. Daniel Stone Art Tool #5
  7. Daniel Stone Art Tool #1
  8. Piece of foil

Step 1: Apply a Base Coat

Step 2: Paint Your Nails White

I used OPI Alpine Snow. It took 3 coats to achieve the opacity you see in the below photo.

Wait 10-15 minutes to allow time for it to dry a bit before proceeding to the next step.

Skull Nails Nail Art Tutorial Step 1

Step 3: Add the Eye Sockets

I added a few drops of China Glaze Liquid Leather onto my piece of foil. Then I dipped my Daniel Stone Art Tool #5 into it and placed the eye sockets near the top of my nail.

Ideally, you’ll want to make the dots more like the ones on my index finger instead of more rounded like on my other fingers. I think when they’re more like ovals instead of circles, they look cooler for skulls.

Skull Nails Nail Art Tutorial Step 2

Step 4: Add the Nose

Dipping my Daniel Stone Art Tool #1 into the same bit of China Glaze Liquid Leather, I put 2 dots beneath the eyes to create an upside-down heart shape.

Skull Nails Nail Art Tutorial Step 3

Step 5: Add the Teeth

I used my NYX Ink Nail Art striper brush to draw vertical lines to represent the teeth. You could make them shorter or even add a curved line through the middle to make them look like they’re smiling if that looks better to you.

Wait about 10-15 minutes to allow for this to dry before continuing to the next step.

Skull Nails Nail Art Tutorial Step 4

Step 6: Add a Top Coat

See how simple that was? I bet that yours will turn out better than mine. I actually did this spontaneously while I was talking on the phone. If you put in more effort than I did, you could make it look more eerie and Hallowe’eny. :)

Will you be wearing skulls on your nails? Do you own any skull necklaces? Have you thought about what you’re going to dress up as for Hallowe’en yet?

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