Monday, October 26, 2015

Split Nail Tutorial

Torn nails scraping up walls, desperately trying to get out of what ever confines them. Picturing this backstory makes this easily one of the more unsettling makeups that I've done. So naturally I had to share! Heu Heu Heu!

This makeup is awesome because all of the materials are super cheap, and it doesn't take long to do. All in all I was done both hands in about 30 mins.

  • Clear Dental Wax (the kind used to keep braces from tearing up your mouth)
  • Fake Blood (red for a tortured look, and black for a zombie look)
  • Brown and Black Cream Paint (can also add yellow and green to for an infected look)
  • Blunt Carving Tool ( I used a palette knife, but a butter knife or toothpick will work fine)
  • Stipple Sponge
  • Small Brush
Step 1:

Apply a small amount of dental wax to fingernails, shape it to match the natural contours of your nail. Remove excess. I find patting the wax down works faster than trying to smooth it on.

Step 2:

Using a blunt carving tool, carve indentations into the wax. The wax is super soft and will cut really easy. I carved lines, but have fun and carve what ever fits your fancy. Also, push some of the wax up to emulate nails being ripped up.

Step 3:

Dip a small paint brush into fake blood and paint all of the cracks and crevices. Paint around the cuticle and underneath the pushed up wax. 

You can stop here if you're satisfied, but if you want to make your hands look dirty and grungy continue onto the next step.

Step 4:

Use the stipple sponge to add black and brown cream paint. Apply as much or as little as you want to the fingers and surrounding areas. If you add green and yellow to the nails, it will give an infected look. Continue working with it until you are satisfied. 

Add more blood afterwards to finish the look.

Final Product:

Hope y'all liked this tutorial and found it helpful! Playing around with makeup is always fun, and I can't wait to make more posts to share! You can follow me here,
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