Friday, December 16, 2011

Eye Shadow Polish

Yesterday morning when I was getting ready for work I was inspired to put eye shadow on my nails.  I was really surprised that it adhered, somewhat, so last night I tried layering shadow and top coat.  The result?  Gorgeous, shimmery nails - but I definitely need to work on the clean up!

What I love about this is that you can do a gradient (see the silver and blue I did on two nails) or match your nails to your eye shadow for a fun, coordinated look.  I am LOVING home the dark purple turned out!

I used Seche Vite and the Coastal Scents Ultra Shimmer Palette.

To turn shadow into polish, start with one coat of Seche Vite.  While that is still tacky, pat eye shadow over nail.  Top with another coat of Seche Vite.  Again, while that is still tacky, layer another coat of eye shadow on top, and then cover with more Seche Vite.  Once that dries, wash with soap and water to remove the excess shadow, then clean up edges with a q-tip dipped in polish remover.

Blue and silver gradient.  It was so beautiful in person, but photographed too metallic-y, so it is tough to see.

The terrible, horrible first attempt (but I liked the way the blue shadow looked).  Notice on the first attempt I got top coat outside of my nail (it was basically a mess as I was trying to figure out how to turn these shadows into polish).  

The shadow shimmer palette


Content Director - Strong Female Leaders said...

Good job! I never would have thought about doing this.

Amber said...

Wow awesome I will have to try this out! I think a loose eye shadow would be easier for me to do! Thanks for sharing great post.

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