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The pop art movement has been making waves since the fifties and it shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Pay homage to the Andy Warhol’s of the world with a fancy dress idea that’s more creative than hauntingly terrifying.

We’ve taught you how to look like a walking Roy Lichtenstein painting with our Halloween tutorial, now get the talons to match the makeup…

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What Will I Need to Create Pop Art Nails?

  • 5 x nail polishes in block colours
  • Black nail polish
  • Nail art stick/cuticle stick
  • Transparent top coat
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Step 1 – Go bright on the base

Once you’ve filed your nails to the desired shape and applied a base coat, take a bold block colour and apply two coats to your nail. Allow the colour to dry before moving on to step 2.

Pop Art Nails Step 1

Step 2 – Add a border

Coat the tip of a nail art/cuticle stick in black nail polish. Draw a thick border around the nail.

Pop Art Nails Step 2

Step 3 – Highlight with white

Take a clean nail art/cuticle stick and coat in white nail polish. Draw a line offset to the left of the nail and finish with a small dot, similar to a curved ‘i’ letter.

Pop Art Nails Step 3

Step 4 – Finish with a top coat

To prevent any chipping and add a high-shine gloss, finish with a transparent top coat. Repeat steps 1-4 on each nail using a contrasting bold colour as the base coat.