Carved pumpkins, bats, and other cobwebs have invaded the streets, shopping centers and homes, marking the imminent approach of Halloween. If you’re not the type to dress up for the spookiest party of the year, a simple manicure, if done perfectly, will also allow you to blend into the decor. Here are three that are already buzzing on social networks.
Who says Halloween, says return of monstrous manicures. A big word considering that these nail arts are certainly supposed to imitate scary characters or animals, but ultimately turn out to be more chic and glamorous than ever. In the program ? Manicures in dark or autumnal colors, decorated or not with iridescent details, and – for the most skilled – designs that will undoubtedly make all the difference on October 31st. Here are three nail arts in vogue on social networks, to adopt to rise to the rank of queen (or king) of Halloween.
Vampire nails, the most chic
This is hands down the chicest, goth-inspired manicure that’s gone viral in the lead-up to Halloween. Contrary to what one might think, it is not a question of sticking patterns of vampire teeth, or even reproducing Dracula himself, on your manicured nails, but of playing with colors and effects of shadow and light. Red and black are the two dominant shades of this manicure which has accumulated nearly 13 million views on TikTok to date, and is based on the choice of ombré nails (a vertical gradient) or aura nails (a gradient that starts from the center of the nail).
Looking at the videos, it is possible to reproduce it in two ways, either using a specific sponge on which the two varnishes are applied before being fixed on the nail, or by using a classic red varnish embellished of black eye shadow on the contour of the nail. An easy manicure to reproduce at home, in short, which should impress on October 31.
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Pumpkin nails, the most delicious
Attention fans of the iconic Starbucks drink, it is at the heart of all beauty trends this fall, starting with makeup and hair coloring. But the pumpkin spice latte is also making its mark on nails, particularly as Halloween approaches, raising orange and its multitude of shades to the star color(s) of this end of year. Currently, the hashtag #pumpkinnails is popular on TikTok with no less than 21.7 million views, demonstrating users’ enthusiasm for this seasonal manicure.
Unlike vampire nails, pumpkin nails take on shapes that are as diverse as they are varied. It’s essentially about putting orange in your life – or at least on your nails – by playing with textures, shine, or shades. The most daring can try drawing pumpkins with a brush, but a simple French manicure with an orange border can do the trick.
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Ghost nails, la plus cute
For a regressive manicure, social media users swear by ghosts! Not enough to scare your guests, but an opportunity to return to childhood for an evening. At stake ? White, pastel pink and black (but all shades are actually allowed), sequins, and of course the unmissable ghost motifs hidden under their white sheets. On TikTok, the trend has already crossed the 30 million views mark, rising to the rank of the most popular manicure for the Halloween party.
Just like pumpkin nails, there is not one but several ways to reproduce ghost nails. Some users opt for a French manicure, with a white border that turns into a ghost on a single nail, others favor ghosts on all the nails, and a handful decorate their manicure with glitter, spider patterns, checkerboard, and even the iconic Ghostface from “Scream”.
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