Moon manicure is one of the simplest and most versatile ways to give your nails a well-groomed look that will attract the eyes. Such a manicure is both universal and original, because the technology of its implementation creates a wide field for the embodiment of fantasies.
Features of nail design "moon manicure"
Moon manicure was "introduced" into fashion almost 100 years ago, but still remains at the peak of its popularity. Its main feature is the contrast in the color of the lunula (part of the nails, close to the base, as if outlined in a semicircle). There are many varieties of moon manicure: different techniques for applying varnish, combining its colors, using additional materials for the design and decoration of nails.
Lunar manicure with gel polish step by step
Lunar manicure can be created using both regular polish and gel polish. Comparing the advantages and disadvantages of materials, most prefer using the latter.
To create a moon manicure with gel polish you will need:
Tools for processing the cuticle and the free end of the nail plate
Means for degreasing nails and removing the sticky layer
Primer, base and top coat
Two contrasting, matching shades of color coating
· A thin brush for manicure.
The first and very important stage in creating such a manicure is a thorough preparation of the nail. Particular attention should be paid to the cuticle and the free edge of the plate.
According to the technology of working with gel polish, the nail plates are degreased, after which a primer, a base coat and 2 layers of a basic tone are successively applied. Each layer must be thoroughly dried in a UV or LED lamp.
Next, using a brush, the lunula area is carefully painted over with a contrasting color. Depending on the quality of the color pigment, 1 or 2 coats may be required. The last step is to apply a top coat and remove the sticky layer with a special tool.
It can be quite difficult to paint over a lunula with a contrasting varnish with a brush. To make things easier for yourself, you can use French manicure stencils and paint over the required space with a regular nail polish brush.
Classic white, black and red moon manicure
Such a manicure is performed, as a rule, with classic colors or combinations with them. White, red, black - they never go out of style. Selected shades can catch the eye with their contrast and perfectly complement a bright image. On the other hand, nude shades can diversify the manicure if necessary to adhere to strict images.
One of the options is a manicure, when the lunula remains without color at all. With its apparent simplicity, such a manicure, depending on the chosen color, can be both modest and piquant. At the same time, it takes much less time to complete it, because only one shade of the colored coating is used.
Lunar manicure combined with French
French moon manicure is not only often called an inverted jacket, but they also use these two techniques in tandem, because they complement each other perfectly. This technique does not require the use of traditional French manicure colors. They can be anything. It is important that the colors are contrasting, combined with each other and complement the chosen image.
Beautiful moon nail designs are a multitude of options, from the most traditional to the most spicy. Regardless of the chosen image, this is a manicure that always attracts attention with its originality.