Cat eye nails are a type of nail art that creates a unique, three-dimensional effect on the nails, resembling the reflective qualities of a cat’s eye. This effect is achieved by applying special magnetic nail polish to the nails and using a magnet to create a design that appears to move and shift with the light.
In recent years, cat eye nails have become a trendy nail art style on Instagram, with many nail artists and enthusiasts showcasing their designs using the hashtag #cateyenails. This trend has gained popularity due to cat eye nails’ unique and eye-catching effect. Additionally, the versatility of the design can be customized to suit a variety of colors and nail shapes.
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Materials You Will Need to Create Cat Eye Gel Nails
- Cat eye gel polish in your desired color
- A black or dark-colored gel polish
- A magnetic stick or a magnetic plate
- A base coat and top coat
- UV or LED lamp
- Rubbing alcohol and cotton pads
How To Do Cat Eye Nails
Here are the steps to create cat eye gel nails:
Step 1: Begin by preparing your nails for the gel polish application. File and shape your nails, push back your cuticles, and clean your nails with rubbing alcohol to remove any oils or residues.
Step 2: Apply a thin layer of base coat to your nails and cure it under the UV or LED lamp according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Step 3: Apply a layer of black or dark-colored gel polish over the base coat and cure it under the lamp.
Step 4: Apply a layer of the cat eye gel polish over the black polish, but do not cure it yet.
Step 5: Hold the magnetic stick or plate over the nail as close as possible without touching the polish, and hover it over the nail for 10-15 seconds to create the cat eye effect. The magnet will pull the pigments in the gel polish, creating a pattern that resembles a cat’s eye.
Step 6: Cure the cat eye gel polish under the UV or LED lamp according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Step 7: Apply another layer of cat eye gel polish, and repeat step 5 to create the cat eye effect.
Step 8: Cure the cat eye gel polish under the lamp.
Step 9: Apply a layer of top coat over the cat eye gel polish and cure it under the lamp.
Step 10: Clean any excess gel polish around your nails with rubbing alcohol and cotton pads.
That’s it! Your cat eye gel nails are now complete. You can experiment with different colors and patterns to create unique and personalized cat eye designs.
Are Cat Eye Nails Still in Style?
Cat eye nails are gaining popularity and are still considered trendy in nail art. It has the potential to become a new nail trend in 2023.
Which Color Cats Eye Nail is Best?
The choice of color for cat eye nails is subjective and ultimately depends on personal preference and style. Some popular colors for cat eye nails include metallic shades like gold, silver, and copper and jewel tones like deep blue, purple, and green. However, cat eye nail polishes are available in a wide range of colors, so you can choose a shade that complements your skin tone, matches your outfit, or makes you feel good. Experimenting with different colors and designs is part of the fun of nail art, so don’t be afraid to try something new and find your favorite cat eye nail color.
Allenbelle Magnet Gel Nail Polish
Allenbelle Magnet Gel Nail Polish is a high-quality nail polish that provides a stunning, three-dimensional effect that resembles the reflective quality of a cat’s eye. The polish is easy to apply and dries quickly using a magnet. The unique design created by the magnet is eye-catching and creates a beautiful finish lasting up to two weeks. The polish is long-lasting, chip-resistant, and easy to remove without causing damage to the natural nail. The Allenbelle Magnet Gel Nail Polish comes in a wide range of colors that are perfect for any occasion, from everyday wear to special events. This Cat Eye Gel Nail Polish is an excellent choice for a high-quality, long-lasting, easy-to-use nail polish that provides a unique and trendy look.