Surely many have already heard about the interesting and fashionable nail design technique – “cat’s eye”. His unusual overflows instantly captivate the views of others. It looks great both on short and long nails. This trend became popular a few years ago, but still has not lost its fans. The secret of the “cat’s eye” in its universality. To perform a manicure with the design of “Cat’s Eye” use gel-varnishes with a special formula. Coverage, under the influence of magnetic waves, creates an eye-popping effect, which is why it absolutely does not need additional decoration. But designers do not at all prohibit the use of additional elements. Adding a little acrylic powder to the overall design and placing the rhinestones in the corner of the nail, you can get an excellent option for a special occasion.
Manicure of the cat’s eye gel-varnish: fashion trends 2018
In this season, the nail service masters are inclined towards a dark color scheme. They assure that by choosing a green tone with a malachite effect, wine (red) shades or dark blue, black, gold, brown, bright pink, chestnut color, you will be in a trend. The effect of the cat’s eye is especially interesting in cherry, plum, violet variations.
Popular shades of gel-lacquer Cat’s Eye
Blue, violet, gray, malachite, green, olive, gold – these are just a few popular shades now, which are used to create a fashionable manicure.
Beautiful gel lacquer cat’s eye on nails, photo
Blue gel lacquer cat’s eye on nails, photo
To complement such a fashionable manicure can be cast, sparkles, acrylic powder, pattern and rhinestones.
Painting on magnetic gel-varnish
Now, experienced nail art masters can draw any masterpiece on their nails using an ordinary fine brush. Monograms, geometry, thematic drawings, origami pictures, etc. remain popular. Often the drawings are applied to the matte surface with a transparent thick top. At the same time, the drawing is not very noticeable, but beautifully shimmered in the rays of light.
Painting on matte gel-lacquer Cat’s eye with a transparent top
Popular design with drops
Beautiful spring-autumn design, which is very easy to perform on your own. On the finished coating is applied matte top, dried, then chaotically placed large drops of top and immediately sent to the lamp, so as not to spread out.
Effect of liquid stone with gel-lacquer Cat’s eye
A beautiful pebble on the nails can be depicted in several ways, one of which involves the use of a magnetic lacquer. The sequence is as follows:
- a large drop of gel-lacquer a cat’s eye, a highlight, drying;
- on top is another large drop of top for fastening and volume;
- To ennoble a stone it is possible by broths, casting, pastes or in any other way.
Inlaid with rhinestones
A charming and insanely popular now design. You can lay out the pattern yourself using sets of rhinestones with different diameters and bouillon, or you can buy ready-made shaped ornaments for inlay.
Design Cat’s Eye with Mosaic
Another kind of simple enough nail design. Mosaic can be bought ready, but can be cut out of foil by the type of broken glass.
Painting with a brush on a wet gel-lacquer cat’s eye
This is a new trend in the design of nails with a magnetic gel varnish. Is also not very difficult. During the application of the last layer of gel-varnish, a highlight is set, then a brush is taken and a pattern is drawn. The result is fixed in the lamp and overlapped with the finish finish. You can draw art lines, flowers or an abstract pattern.
The effect of a reptile on the Cat’s Eye
To date, this design is often used to decorate a holiday manicure. The texture of the reptile is applied with gel-paint (if desired, you can make a shiny print with foil). Then dripping large drops of top of thick consistency, fixing them periodically in a lamp.
Cat’s eye on wet
Another novelty of nail-art. Manicure on wet is usually made a classic gel-varnish, but in the version with a cat’s eye it looks fascinating. Make each hands of this masterpiece will be able to each girl who has in the arsenal the necessary set for UV-manicure and a couple of magnetic gel-varnishes. Apply two layers of black gel-varnish, only the latter is not dried. The cat’s eye drops carefully on it, drops of varnish, in the form of a pattern, the highlight is flashed and dried in a lamp. The result is fixed with a top.
Manicure with various drawings
Monogram and cat’s eye – this is a classic, which does not go out of fashion, but only with each season it becomes more beautiful. But among the novelties, one can distinguish a geometric mosaic with a magnetic gel varnish. It is applied a dark, usual gel-lacquer, it is dried, then the markings are drawn on it and alternately it is filled with a coating of the cat’s eye, while it flashes at different angles. Each element of the mosaic is applied and dried separately, so that the ornament does not grow.
Patterns and Monograms
Manicure gel-varnish Cat’s eye with a geometric pattern
The general trend is characteristic not only for magnetic coatings. Now in a fashion mixing in one design of different techniques of execution of manicure, different decor and some decorating novelties.
Magnetic gel-lacquer Cat’s eye: a review of brands
In this section, we took the most popular brands of gel-lacquers with the effect of the cat’s eye and based on the reviews of nail-masters made a brief summary of each of them.
Offers gel-lacquers with a dense texture. The color palette consists of more than 50 shades. The company was founded in 2005. The brand is different in that it offers quality materials for nail design at very attractive prices.
They have a thick consistency, therefore, they have good density. The color turns out to be rich and deep, even if you apply gel-lacquer in one layer. Especially this effect is visible in varnishes with a golden hue.
- Gel-lacquer Bluesky
Contain a small amount of metal particles, so the result is blurry, the overflow effect is not sufficiently expressed, only a subtle reflection is created.
Offers gel-varnishes in a set with a black base, allowing to apply coating only once. It is very convenient. A high content of metal particles allows a clear pattern. By the disadvantages can be attributed to the fact that it is necessary to work with such varnishes quickly, since if you do not have time to dry in time, the strip turns out to be blurred.
- Gel-lacquers Ell Lourel
They have a dense texture, they give a deep and rich color. Due to the presence of a large number of metal particles, the strip is assembled very quickly. With such varnishes it is a pleasure to work.
- Gel-lacquer Lianail
Gel-varnish this brand have a fairly dense consistency, it is easy to wear and do not give a streak. The collection has 12 deep shades. The strip of “cat’s eye” is collected quite quickly, but under the matt top the effect is barely noticeable.
How to design a cat’s eye?
Today, many people wish to make a manicure with the design of “Cat’s Eye”. Moreover, having all the necessary tools and materials, you can perform it even at home. This design is universal, and will suit even as a manicure on short nails . For work you need a basic, top coat and, of course, the main lacquer creating the desired effect.
Any design begins with the preparation of the nail plate. Only after the nails are processed and prepared, you can proceed to the main stage of work.
- The first thing to do is apply a base, which must be dried in a UV lamp for a few seconds.
- Apply gel-lacquer “Cat’s Eye”, immediately to the cover you need to bring a special magnet (it always comes complete), after a couple of seconds on the nails a pattern is formed (this can be a diagonal, oblique or straight line). The coating is dried in a UV lamp. In order for the result to be perfect, you need to work with each finger separately. Of course, such a process will not take long, but the end result is worth it.
Manicure Cat’s eye: step-by-step photo application of gel-varnish
We apply a base and a dense black gel-lacquer.
On a dried coating, we apply gel-lacquer with the effect of a cat’s eye and a magnet create a glare.
Dry in the lamp. Then you can fix the resulting result with top or apply a transparent colored gel-varnish and then top.
Another fashion trend is a matte manicure with the design of “Cat’s Eye”. To obtain a matte effect, a special matte top is used, which is applied at the final stage of the work.
Matt top on gel-lacquer Cat’s eye
I would like to note that the matte and glossy effect perfectly matches with each other, so do not be afraid to experiment.
Technology of applying gel-varnish Cat’s eye, video – lesson
Step-by-step photo of a manicure with a beautiful design
Photo of a manicure Cat’s eye with a design
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