Cupid

Hey! Here I will show you how to paint Cupid nail design!

Step-by-step tutorial

1) Start with nails prep
2) I covered the nails with a white gel polish and cured
3) I topcoated the nails, cured and removed the tacky layer
4) Then I buffed the nail with not rough nail buffer (I used 240 grit). (It is easier to draw on the rough surface, so I did 3-4 steps) Cleaned the nail with a cleanser
5) I sketched my Cupid in pencil

Cupid 1
6) Using the mix of beige and yellow gel polishes I painted his skin and cured

Cupid 2
7) I painted the heart and his mouth in red. Also I painted his blush, bow and arrow in pink. Cured

Cupid 3
8) Then I painted yellow details and cured

Cupid 4
9) I used a blue gel polish for my background and cured

Cupid 5
10) I shaded his skin with the mix of beige and brown gel polishes and highlighted with white. Cured a little because the layers were thin

Cupid 6
11) Then I shaded (red plus black) and highlighted (red plus white) his mouth and the heart. Also I added shades (red plus pink) and highlights (white) onto my pink paintings. Furthermore, I shaded yellow details with brown and highlighted them with white. Cured a little

Cupid 7
12) I added one more layer for my background and cured

Cupid 8
13) In this step I contoured my design with black gel paint and cured a little. I made shades on his skin darker with the mix of a top coat and a brown gel polish. Also I painted his wings and the camomile using the mix of a top coat and a blue gel polish. Then I added hotspots with white gel paint. Cured for 2 minutes in UV lamp or 30 seconds in LED lamp

Cupid 9
14) I covered my nails with a top coat, cured and removed the tacky layer
Cupid nail design is done!

Leave a Reply