Negative Space Nails/ Cut Out Manicure
Whichever one you want to call it, I’ve been wanting to try it for ages! So much so that I have two designs for you today 🙂
As you will see from the pictures, you use clear sections of nail rather than another colour to create contrast. I used Rimmel Urban Purple, which is not purple at all like the name suggests. It’s more of a beetroot, raddish creme, which I paired up with my favourite tool – striping tape – to line the edges. This is the first time I’ve actually used striping tape in the finished look.
Although it’s quite simple in essence (because you’re using one less colour) it’s a bit tricky to think about which parts you want to leave exposed. The colour pallet here is quite rich and sort of reminded me of Christmas lol so I decided to try my hand at making it a bit summery.
For this design I used all Barry Ms (Shocking Pink and Bright Purple) and left out the striping tape to relax the design. As a side point, I think Bright Purple looks like a fantastic dupe for Essies new DJ Play That Song. Once I got my head around it, I quite enjoyed creating these Negative Space Nails.