Moon manicure is a combination of two lacquers in contrast in color with the selection of the root part of the nail in the form of the moon
Lunar manicure, the photo is a good display, is a variation of the design of nails in the French style. Just as in the case of the French, the coating uses varnishes in two contrasting colors. However, it is not the tips that are painted with light lacquer, but the nail holes (which is why this method is called lunar).
For the first time lunar jacket appeared in the 20s. It is believed that a similar method was first used by women from high society
Decorating nails with varnish, they left part of the nail plates open to highlight their natural beauty.
Some historians of fashion argue that the appearance of the lunar manicure was promoted by the current opinion that staining only part of the nail plates allows them to “breathe” better.
Who invented the moon manicure?
For the first time lunar jacket appeared in the 20s. It is believed that this method was first used by women from high society. Decorating nails with varnish, they left part of the nail plates open to emphasize their natural beauty. Some of the fashion historians argue that the appearance of the lunar manicure was promoted by the current opinion that staining only part of the nail plates allows them to “breathe” better.
Stencils at that time were not used yet. An experienced master spent only three strokes with a brush: in the center and twice around the edges. And the beginning of the stroke was supposed to fall exactly on the line of the hole. Any deviations were considered an error.
Stencils at that time were not used yet. An experienced master spent only three strokes with a brush: in the center and twice around the edges
And the beginning of the stroke was supposed to fall exactly on the line of the hole. Any deviations were considered an error.
The classic version of the lunar manicure in the style of the 20s looks using red as the primary color
Today in Europe, this type of nail design is called Dior manicure. After all, it was thanks to Dior in 2010 that the lunar manicure, which appeared at one of the shows, regained its popularity. This way of covering the nails has one more name - “Hollywood or inverted service jacket”.
Tip! If you want to get exactly the classic version of the moon jacket in the style of the 20s, you should use only red shades of lacquer. The well at the base should be left open or covered with a colorless varnish.
The peak of popularity of the Hollywood french fell on 2011-2012. After his appearance on the podiums of Dior, the industry even began to produce paired matte varnishes specifically designed for French and Hollywood manicures.
Today in Europe, this type of nail design is called Dior manicure. After all, it was thanks to Dior in 2010 that the moon manicure that appeared at one of the shows re-gained popularity.
There is a way to cover the nails and another name - "Hollywood or inverted jacket"
The peak of popularity of the Hollywood french fell on 2011-2012
Today's Hollywood jacket is a mixture of shades, textures, shapes and patterns. Lunar manicure in 2019 has the following features:
- the painted area in the area of the hole can be both small (much less natural) and, on the contrary, occupy considerable space;
- the line of separation of the moon is made arcuate, beveled, wavy or zigzag;
- it can have not only a sharp, but also a smooth gradient transition (performed in the ombre technique);
- you can combine not only the types of varnishes, but also textures; in addition to matte, it is permissible to use any gloss options; lunar manicure can also be applied with shellac (a durable resin-based coating);
- the hole can be left uncolored or in the form of a dotted line or pattern.
The painted area in the area of the hole can be both small (much less natural) and, on the contrary, occupy considerable space
The line of separation of the moon is made arc-shaped, beveled, wavy or zigzag.
You can combine classic and moon jacket
Tip! The Hollywood jacket, made in the technique of accented manicure, looks very unusual when one or several nails have an excellent design.
There are two types of moon jacket. In the first case, the base of the nail is stained with a concave smile line parallel to the cuticle, in the second - with a convex one (the nail hole is painted over completely). And to create a contrast when drawing a concave pattern, the lacquer must be matte. In the second case, the moon can either stand out in color or be covered with a colorless varnish.
The convex version of the moon jacket
The hole is decorated with sparkles
Nails can also be made in the form of a double or triple crescent. For greater expressiveness, the hole or nail itself is decorated with foil, glitters, rhinestones, glitters or patterns. Hollywood jacket can be made out in the form of a bevel, a corner or even a wave or zigzag. The latest options are more complex in execution.
Tip! The line delimiting the moon and the nail can be left completely transparent. The double or triple contrast line that runs along this line, using one or more colors, also looks unusual.
Nails can also be arranged in the form of a double or triple crescent.
Often glitter is used to paint moon
Used moon manicure and in combination with the French. In this case, the varnish is painted over not only the hole, but also the tips of the nails.
Used moon manicure and in combination with the French. In this case, the varnish is painted over not only the hole, but also the tips of the nails. Both arcs are drawn in parallel. However, this option can visually reduce the length of the nail plate, therefore, with too short nails or wide fingers, it is not recommended to use it.
What colors to combine
One of the secrets of the moon manicure is the correct selection of color combinations. To obtain the greatest effect, you should select contrasting shades in harmony with each other:
- for everyday use, calm low-key tones are selected, for example, chocolate and peach, white and light lilac, pastel or light pink; However, the most advantageous looks like a Hollywood jacket with bright and rich shades of lacquers;
One of the secrets of the moon manicure is the correct selection of color combinations.
For everyday use, calm low-key tones are selected, for example, chocolate and peach, white and light lilac, pastel or light pink.
However, the most advantageous looks Hollywood jacket with bright and rich shades of varnishes
- looks great combination of coral and malachite, bright orange and purple and dark blue, beige, peach, silver or gold and black;
- From spring to the deepest autumn, bright and rich colors can be safely used in nail design: mint and canary yellow, white and crimson; You can even paint the nails in strips of all colors of the rainbow (the hole itself is covered with a neutral pastel varnish);
- Separately need to say about the combination of matte colors and gloss; in the classic version only the use of uniform textures is welcomed; but you can vary them if you like; in order not to be mistaken, it is better to first experiment with their combination on a glossy sheet of paper.
Starting from spring to the deepest autumn, bright and rich colors can be safely used in nail design.
Pastel color combination
Bright base and silver hole
Tip! The most common is the application of bright varnish in the area of the moon. But this does not mean that you need to strictly adhere to this rule. In fact, the opposite approach can sometimes give even more advantageous results.
Who is the moon manicure?
If the French manicure is suitable for almost everyone, then the Hollywood jacket is not always appropriate. It is undesirable to use moon manicure on short nails. After all, this method visually shortens them, so before applying a Hollywood french toenails, it is better to grow at least to medium length.
It is undesirable to use it on too wide nail plates - a moon manicure in this case will only emphasize the shortcomings.
Black and white moon manicure
It is undesirable to use moon manicure on short nails. After all, this method visually shortens them, so before applying a Hollywood french toenails it is better to grow at least to medium length
Moon manicure with the original design of the ring finger
Tip! If the nail plate is too short, it is better to apply a narrow color strip along the cuticle. On regrown nails there can be more variations. For example, the moon jacket can move a short distance from the cuticle.
The shape of the moon depends on the style chosen. Lunar design with a curved moon shape will suit girls or women who have chosen the classic style. Lucky at the same time are selected soothing shades. A variety of designs can be made by varying the methods of dyeing a well: coating a greater or lesser part with varnish.
Gentle Nail Art
The combination of a moon manicure with a floral design
On the ring finger the moon line is decorated with stones.
Lovers of avant-garde can use bolder solutions: decorate each of the nails in different colors and shades, decorate with stencils or patterns and trim with beads, foil or rhinestones.
Lunar french manicure can be applied in several ways:
- stencils (special strips covering the hole, you can make them from ordinary scotch): stencil process is considered the easiest;
- using foil: it is neatly trimmed so that its edge runs along the contour of the base of the nail;
- using a fine brush: varnish is applied from the outer edges to the middle; however, carefully select the moon with a brush only by an experienced craftsman.
You can apply moon manicure with the help of stencils (special strips covering the hole, you can make them out of ordinary scotch tape): the stencil process is considered the easiest
With the use of foil: it is neatly trimmed so that its edge runs along the contour of the base of the nail
Using a fine brush: varnish is applied from the outer edges to the middle; however, carefully select the moon with a brush only by an experienced master.
Tip! The bending of the hole for each person is individual, so the use of standard stencils may not always be successful. It is better to make your own.
Types of stencils
With the help of stencils, you can make a moon manicure at home even in the absence of professional skills. When fastening them in different parts of the nail plate, you can get different design options. There are several types of stencils:
- round with a bagel hole;
- in the form of a circle: for coloring the arc and the base of the nail plate, design possibilities are limited, it will be impossible to draw separate stripes using it;
- in the form of curved or wavy lines.
With the help of stencils you can make a moon manicure at home, even in the absence of professional skills
When fixing them in different parts of the nail plate, you can get different designs
Combination of moon and french manicure
Tip! Any type of stencil can be made independently from ordinary scotch.
To create a fashionable moon manicure (see photo) any set for a French jacket will work. To work will require:
- several nail files with different abrasives;
- clear varnish (it will serve as the basis);
- two or more contrasting varnishes: to make a manicure look advantageous, it is better to use matte compositions;
- in the presence of patterns, a thin brush for their application;
- beads, glitters, foil or rhinestones for decoration.
Moon-style nails immediately catch the eye, so their preparation should be flawless.
The slightest barbs and cuticle remains will be noticed right there.
An important condition is the length of the nails - on the nails of different lengths, any manicure will look awkward
Tip! Too liquid varnishes will spread on the nail and form drips, so for the work should be chosen rather viscous solutions.
Nails, decorated in the moon style, immediately catch the eye, so their preparation should be flawless. The slightest barbs and remnants of the cuticle will be immediately noticed. An important condition is the length of the nails - on the nails of different lengths any manicure will look awkward.
When creating a Hollywood jacket at home should follow the following rules:
- to keep the lacquer longer and smoother, it is better to degrease the nails before applying it;
- First, a base coat is applied to the nail plate; this will fix the decorative lacquer and facilitate the process of drawing a picture;
- the simplest method is alternately painting the first area of the moon, and then applying a contrasting coating;
- so that the contrasting varnishes do not mix, the coating layer must dry completely after the first coloring;
To lacquer kept longer and lay smoother, before applying it is better to degrease the nails
The simplest method is to alternately fill the first area of the moon, and then apply a contrasting coating.
In order for the contrasting varnishes not to mix, the coat must be completely dry after the first dyeing.
- before applying the second lacquer, the prepared area of the crescent is completely covered with a sticker;
- If you have certain skills, you can first cover the nails with a basic lacquer, and then draw a crescent near the moon.
Tip! The procedure of applying the moon manicure is a long enough process, so you should be patient. Perhaps, at the first experiments you will fail, because this method requires patience and utmost accuracy.
Decorative moon manicure
This way of design is a work of art. Each work is exclusive - after all, every time new and new paintings and patterns are created on the nails. In this technique of drawing pictures can be any. In the design of nails can be used not only drawing, but even stucco or lace. Patterns can also be laid out of rhinestones or beads.
The combination of moon manicure with painting on the nails
This design can be used as a wedding manicure.
The combination of matte varnish in the area of the hole and color patterns on the rest of the nail looks unusually contrast. The main part of the nail plate can be decorated with flowers, images of moonlit sunset, mountains, butterflies or funny figures.
Tip! Even at home, you can diversify lunar manicure with simple patterns. To do this, you can use patterned stencils, dotsy (devices for drawing on the nails, resembling a ballpoint pen), thin brushes, ordinary markers or even toothpicks. In the trend today as a pattern of peas, and floral or geometric patterns.
Lunar manicure applied with shellac
Shellac is a durable and resistant coating, which is a peculiar hybrid of lacquer and gel. For the application of such a coating requires special tools and the presence of a UV lamp, so most often it is done in the salons. In conjunction with a complex manicure, which is the moon jacket, this procedure will be expensive.
Shellac is called durable and resistant coating, which is a kind of hybrid varnish and gel
With careful handling, moon manicure applied with gel varnish can last up to 2-4 weeks
This method helps to significantly strengthen the nails: protected by a layer of coating, they are less exposed to physical stress, do not exfoliate and do not crack
To remove shellac requires special tools and fixtures, so it will also have to be removed in the cabin. Therefore, urgently replace a manicure at home is unlikely to succeed.
With careful handling, moon manicure applied with gel polish can last up to 2-4 weeks. This method helps to significantly strengthen the nails: protected by a layer of coating, they are less exposed to physical stress, do not exfoliate and do not crack. The degree of exposure to them of harmful substances and household chemicals is also reduced.