If you’re anything like me you have a nice stash of loose eye shadow pigments that you just love and would like to get more use out of. The other day when I was applying MAC’s Blue Brown pigment I couldn’t help but think what an awesome nail polish it would be!
I decided to give it a go. It was a learning experience but I did finally come up with a technique that worked. For how I did it check below the jump!
What you need:
- 1. A loose eyeshadow pigment. I used MAC Blue Brown pigment
- 2. A clear top coat. I used Chi Ceramic Base and Top Coat
After several attempts I found the best way to adhere the eyeshadow pigment to the nail was to put on a fairly thick coat of a clear polish. Let it dry slightly so it’s no longer tacky. Then get some pigment on your finger and gently tap it onto the wet polish until the nail is entirely covered. I let the pigment kind of set then brushed off the excess. I then topped the entire manicure with 2 coats of top coat and that was it!
Before trying this method I did consider just adding pigment to clear polish. But that seemed like a huge waste of pigment to me, and I wasn’t sure how much pigment it would take to get a somewhat opaque polish. I was happy with the way this turned out…though I do think next time it won’t be quite as messy because I’ve had some practice!
Is anyone going to give this a try or has anyone tried this? I’d love to hear your tips and ides!