Are you a fan of the Marvel superheroes? I went to see the latest film this week. I prefer to leave it a little while after the release – not too long to dodge spoilers. But then I get to sit in luxurious space with no one in front of me! I created some Avengers Infinity War nail art to complement my visit…read on!
Polishes and tools
Painted Polish Midnight Mischief
Chanel Gitane, Rouge Puissant and Rouge Noir
Hits Speciallità Flamenco
ILNP My Private Rainbow X
OPI Push and Shove
Winstonia Fine Line Brush
Rainbow Connection Angled Clean Up Brush
It’s brilliant using Midnight Mischief as a base, because it’s a one-coater. Definitely better than having to do a white base. First up, I created a red galaxy design to echo the background of the promotional posters:
Creating a galaxy
I started with the lightest of my Chanel reds, Gitane. Using a little piece of latex sponge that’s been pulled off gives a rough edge and has a better effect with this sort of galaxy design.
I mostly kept this fairly central on my nails, but not identical by any means. Vary the position and angle if you can. If it’s a bit too harsh, keep dabbing and the sponge will soak the polish up and diffuse it a bit.
Using the next red, Rouge Puissant, I used another piece of sponge to dab around the edges of the first. The different colours in the same family is what gives the depth you see.
Finally I used Rouge Noir right at the edges of my nails to blend into the black base. I added a tiny bit of Flamenco to the centre of the red to add to the three dimensional effect.
After that, a very light coat of holo microglitter gave me the stars to make my galaxy nails complete. Top coat those nails to seal it all in and smooth out any bumpiness from the dry-brush glitter.
I’ve done an Avengers logo freehand before, when I used to do a lot more freehand. I’m definitely way out of practice (stamping has made me lazy!)
In fact, the one I did left-handed last time is better than this one. And I did it on both hands! I couldn’t bring myself to start on my left thumb after I spent so long on the first one.
Last time I temporarily had pointy talons which was fabulous and gave me a bit more room to play with. They didn’t last long – casualty of unlocking a door as I recall.
Working mainly with Push and Shove and a fine brush, it was a bit of a struggle to make it fit. You can also carve out with your base colour – once you add top coat it disguises a lot of sins.
It looks a little bit rougher than I’d like, but I’m glad I haven’t completely lost the skills I had.
Avengers Infinity War nail art
Not really any spoilers, but Infinity War is pretty bleak compared to the films that came before it. There’s some lighter moments and humour in there too, but it’s definitely not for the younger fans.
I can’t believe we’ve got to wait a whole year for the conclusion!
As for the nail art, it’s not bad. A little white polish under the red would have helped brighten up the colour a bit, by it looks good under bright lights. Lucky it’s been sunny!
Have you seen it yet? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below!