We’re less than two weeks away from Halloween, so I think it’s time to break out the spider webs and bat wings. Here’s a festive nail art tutorial for a bat wing french manicure.
Neutral or colorful polish (optional)
Quick dry top coat
- Prep your nails as desired. If you’re me, take off 3 week old chipped polish.
- Paint your nails a neutral color, like orange. You’ll want something that contrasts with black. Green, purple, white, or yellow are all great choices. Top with a quick dry top coat.
- Load up your liner brush with a thick, opaque black. Practice the motion of the scallops of the bat wings on a piece of plastic or paper. It will also help to get your brush into the right shape for those thin lines.
- Starting at one corner of your nail, make a scallop from the edge towards the bed of your nail. Each dip should be slightly closer to your nail bed. I aimed for two dips, making three scalops on my nails. End at the other edge of your making one final dip parallel to the edge of your nail.
- Even out any imperfections and fill in the outline you’ve created. Top with a quick dry top coat.
- Add any other details you’d like. I added some white lines because my other nails were feeling lonely.
- If you’re feeling saucy, try your other hand (or don’t, I’m not watching you).
If you want some additional Halloween nail art tutorials, I’ve got more from previous years and a cute pumpkin manicure from this year!