Full and Half Moon Nail Art Tutorial

Full and Half Moon Nail Art Tutorial

Full and Half Moon Nail Art Tutorial

1) Start by applying your base coat.


2) Paint each nail with a dark blue polish. A black polish would also work for this but I felt dark blue gave a better effect in the light.


3) On the index and middle fingers – using your white nail pen, draw a small circle in the centre of the nail. A dotting tool will also work for this.


4) On the thumb and pinkie fingers – using your white nail pen or dotting tool, draw a half-circle to resemble a half moon. This can be as thin or as thick as you like.

half moon nail art


5) On the middle finger – using your nail art pen, draw a star. I went with this as it added some variation to the design, however, an additional moon also works.

Full and Half Moon Nail Art



6) To give a shadow effect on the moon, apply some black nail polish onto a cotton bud and lightly dab onto half of the full circle. If you don’t have a cotton bud, a small piece of a sponge will work too. Repeat this step for the half circle. I went with a spiral shape for the full circle and a little dab on the upper corner for the half circle.

Half Moon Nail Art



7) Using any dark glitter polish, paint over the base colour (around the white shapes). I went with a dark purple glitter polish as this provided a nice shine against the darker blue shade.

8) Finish off the look with a top coat.

Full and Half Moon Nail Art



Products used:

  • BarryM All in One Base & Topcoat
  • Rio White 2-Way Nail Art Brush and Pen
  • Rio Black 2-Way Nail Art Brush and Pen
  • The Body Shop Colour Crush 680 Blue Abyss
  • Maybelline New York Color Show 420 Purple Dazzle

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