How To Apply Fall’s Biggest Nail Art Trend In 6 Easy Steps

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by Natasha Marsh
Loved by many for its versatility, the half-moon manicure can be worn simply with one color to highlight the negative space, or with full 3D nail art and stickers for an updated look. Interested? Keep scrolling for six quick steps to recreate the look at home. @paintboxnails

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After prepping and shaping the nails (PSA: this mani looks great on any shape), apply a good base coat.
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Le Round Nail Art Brush
For smooth lines and easy application, invest in a nail brush (or toothpick!) to create the half-moon shape you desire. If you have a shaky hand, start by adding dots across the base and then connect them to create a curved line.
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If a brush or toothpick proves too difficult, you could also opt for hole stickers. Cut the paper reinforcements in half and place them at the base of your nails to create a half-moon shape. Secure them tightly so there are no gaps and then apply color.
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Next, polish the rest of the nail with your color of choice. If you opted for the hole stickers, gently remove them while the polish is still wet to avoid lifting. The result: a beautiful half-moon mani.
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If you want to liven things up even more, try enhancing the curve with a sparkling gold outline. Remember to make sure it’s completely dry before applying a top coat to avoid any streaking.
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Finish up with a top coat for a fast-drying finish to seal your look. Top coats also work wonders for long-lasting shine.
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