Wait, we promise it’s not what it sounds like!
These evil eye nails are anything but evil. They are actually meant to ward off evil intentions if you can believe that. Evil eye nails are the perfect manicure for the superstitious of us out there, but also those who want a cool and cute-looking manicure.
Pssst…. If you like the sound of eye nails but not an evil eye, maybe you’d like to take a peek at these evil eyes.
What Started the Evil Eye Nails Trend?
Originating from ancient folklore and mysticism, the evil eye is a symbol believed to ward off negative energy and protect against ill fortune. The concept of the evil eye can be traced back to various cultures and civilizations throughout history, including ancient Greece, Rome, and the Middle East. It is said that the evil eye is a powerful talisman that can bring good luck and repel evil spirits.
As the belief in the evil eye has persisted over centuries, it has become intertwined with various aspects of daily life, including fashion and beauty. The trend of incorporating the evil eye symbol into nail art gained momentum in recent years, capturing the attention of people who want to ward off ill intentions but also those who liked the look of the evil eye more generally.
How to do Evil Eye Nails
Now that we’ve delved into the origins of the evil eye, you might be wondering how you can achieve the look at home. Let’s explore how you can achieve the mesmerizing allure of evil eye nails.
Follow these simple steps to make your nails the envy of everyone around you!
Before you begin creating your evil eye nails, it’s essential to prepare your nails properly. Start by removing old nail polish and shaping your nails to your desired length and shape. Use a nail file to smooth out any rough edges and create a clean canvas for your nail art.
To ensure your evil eye design lasts longer and protects your natural nails, apply a thin layer of base coat. This will also help prevent your nails from staining and provide a smooth surface for the nail polish.
Evil eye nails can be created using various color combinations, so it’s time to get creative! Select the colors you want to incorporate into your design. Traditionally, evil eye designs feature shades of blue and white but feel free to experiment with different hues.
Start by applying your chosen base color to all your nails. This will serve as the backdrop for your evil eye design. Allow the base color to dry completely before moving on to the next step.
Now comes the fun part – creating the evil eye design! Using a thin nail art brush or a dotting tool, carefully draw an eye shape on each nail. You can make it as simple or intricate as you like, incorporating elements like eyelashes, eyebrows, or even a pupil. Remember to leave a small space in the center for the iconic evil eye symbol.
In the center of each eye shape, carefully paint the evil eye symbol using a contrasting color. The symbol typically consists of a dark-colored circle with a smaller, lighter-colored circle inside, resembling an eye. You can also add additional details, such as tiny dots or lines, to enhance the overall look.
Once you’re satisfied with your evil eye design, seal it in with a layer of top coat. This will not only add shine but also protect your nail art from chipping and peeling. Allow the top coat to dry completely before going about your day and showing off your stunning evil eye nails!
Blue Evil Eye Nails
When we think of the evil eye, we automatically think of the color blue. So the oblivious choice would be nails with evil eyes. But we have something better! Blue evil eye nails are best with a blue French tip and one little accent evil eye.
Evil Eye Nails Long
If fierce talons are your goal, then you are probably going to love these evil eye nails. The longer the better when it comes to nails because there’s more room to play with fun designs like this evil eye nails long style. Go for a light pink French tip lined with tiny little blue evil eyes to really recreate this stunning style.
Evil Eye Acrylic Nails
Look, short nails that are thin and brittle really aren’t in style right now. But if you are suffering from sad claws, you might want to check out these evil eye acrylic nails. The thickness and perfect shape of the acrylic really says it all, so keep things simple. Go for a classic French tip with little evil eyes on each finger.
There are a few reasons why we love evil eye acrylic nails, such as:
- Quick drying
- Make nails appear thicker
Evil Eye Nails Short
Short nails, are, well, short but there are ways to vamp them up for a little extra something something. Try geometric designs with a simple evil eye to keep things looking elevated without having to have long nails.
Red Evil Eye Nails
The color red really grasps people’s attention and that is what we love about them, so don’t sacrifice the color too much, and simply have one accent finger be a red French tip with a cute little evil eye. That’s all you need! Sometimes less is more, trust us.
Pink Evil Eye Nails
Want to feel pretty in pink? These pink evil eye nails will have you feeling like Evil Eye Barbie! The soft pastel pink gives off the perfect feminine vibes, while the evil eye gives your claws a bit of edge.
Black Evil Eye Nails
Take things to the dark side with these mysterious and edgy twists on evil eye nails. A simple shiny black manicure with one evil eye accent finger will really give you the perfect claws. If you want extra black shine, use a polish that has extra shien built in and then layer it with an extra shiny top coat.
Evil Eye Almond Nails
Almond-shaped nails speak for themselves. Their stunning and help to elongate the look of your fingers. So, if you want to go for almond-shaped nails then we suggest keeping the manicure simple. Pair the evil eye design with a simple clear glitter polish. It’ll keep the almond nails the star of the show while still giving your fingers a cute manicure you didn’t know you needed.
There are a few other nail shapes you could try to pair with your evil eye nails, such as:
- 1. Square
- 2. Round
- 3. Oval
- 5. Stiletto
- 6. Coffin (or Ballerina)
Evil Eye French Tip Nails
If being extra unique is something you strive for, we have the perfect twist on the classic French manicure for you to try out. Instead of doing a solid color for your tip, try going for the evil eye colors in geometric shapes! This will really have those evil intentions not only warned off but super confused looking at the cool pattern.
Cute Evil Eye Nails
We know, evil and cute don’t really go hand in hand, but we think these nails knock that concept out of the park. To get the cute look, don’t go for just one cute evil eye design, go for many! Try out a few different evil eye designs to really create the cutest manicure.
White Nails With Evil Eye
If you’re a fan of minimalist aesthetics, white nails with evil eye designs are the epitome of chic simplicity. The clean and crisp look allows the evil eye motif to take center stage, captivating attention with its striking contrast. Try adding the evil eye design near the bottom cuticle of the nails as opposed to the middle of the nail as we’ve seen so far.
Green Evil Eye Nails
Go for a difference with these green evil eye nails! This manicure evokes feelings of freshness, growth, and renewal. Experiment with different shades of green, add floral or leaf accents, and embrace the beauty of nature at your fingertips.
Evil Eye Gel Nails
Gel nails offer a long-lasting and ultra-glossy finish that perfectly complements evil eye designs. Whether you opt for gel extensions or gel polish on your natural nails, you can enjoy the mesmerizing allure of evil eye nails for weeks on end. Try adding some different colors and playing with unique designs.
Here are just a few reasons why you should get evil eye gel nails:
- Durable and Long-lasting: Resistant to chipping and cracking.
- Natural Look and Feel: Thin, flexible, and lightweight.
- Versatile and Customizable: Various colors, designs, and finishes.
- Quick and Easy Application: Cures quickly under UV/LED light.
- Low Maintenance and Easy Removal: Minimal upkeep; soak-off removal process.
Greek Evil Eye Nails
The origins of the evil eye symbol can be traced back to ancient Greece, so why not pay homage to its heritage with stunning Greek evil eye nails? Go for a simple light pink nail so that the evil eye and gold designs can take center stage in this manicure.
Purple Evil Eye Nails
Purple, the color of royalty, is the perfect hue to pair with the powerful evil eye symbol. Whether you opt for a subtle purple base with evil eye accents or go bold with intricate purple evil eye designs on each nail, this color will undoubtedly make a statement.
Evil Eye Stiletto Nails
If you’re seeking an edgy nail style to sink your teeth into, look no further than evil eye stiletto nails. These nails combine the enchanting powers of the evil eye symbol with the boldness of stiletto nail shapes. The elongated shape adds a touch of drama, perfect when paired with the drama of the evil eye.
Gold Evil Eye Nails
For those who desire a touch of opulence, gold evil eye nails are giving luxury. The shimmering gold color in star design elements, coupled with the distinctive evil eye motif, creates a nail design fit for a goddess.
Evil Eye Heart Nails
Love and protection go hand in hand when it comes to evil eye heart nails. This delightful fusion of two powerful symbols is the perfect choice for those who want to spread love and ward off negativity simultaneously. By combining the evil eye motif with hearts in the same distinct colors, you create a mesmerizing design that is both enchanting and heartwarming.
Evil Eye Square Nails
For a clean and modern take on the evil eye nail trend, look no further than evil eye square nails. The squared-off shape adds a chic look, making these nails perfect for any occasion. The combination of the evil eye symbol with the symmetrical square shape results in a design that exudes balance and harmony.
Orange Evil Eye Nails
If you’re craving a burst of vibrant energy, orange evil eye nails are the way to go. The vibrant and invigorating color of orange combined with the protective evil eye symbol creates a nail design that radiates positivity and confidence. Embrace the warm and lively vibes this design exudes and let your nails become a beacon of light wherever you go.
Glitter Evil Eye Nails
For those who want to make a dazzling statement, glitter evil eye nails are the perfect choice. Combining the mesmerizing effects of glitter with the protective power of the evil eye, these nails are sure to captivate all who lay eyes on them. Whether you opt for a single glittery evil eye accent nail or a full set of glittery designs, these nails will have you ready to shine.
Evil Eye Nude Nails
For a subtle and sophisticated take on evil eye nails, opt for the timeless elegance of evil eye nude nails. Nude nail polishes provide a blank canvas for the intricate evil eye design, allowing the symbol to take center stage. Pair them with gold to really make your claws stand out among the crowd.
Can I Get Evil Eye Nails With Different Colors?
Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with different colors to make the evil eye design uniquely yours. Mix and match hues that resonate with you to create a personalized and powerful statement on your nails.
How Long Does the Evil Eye Design Last?
With proper care and the application of a quality top coat, the evil eye design can last up to two weeks. However, keep in mind that individual nail health, daily activities, and proper nail care routines can affect the longevity of the design.
Can I Create Evil Eye Nails at Home?
Definitely! Evil eye nail designs can be created at home with the right tools and a little patience. Invest in quality nail brushes and choose contrasting nail polish colors to bring your evil eye designs to life.
Are Evil Eye Nails Only for Special Occasions?
Evil eye nails can be worn for any occasion! From everyday glam to formal events, these designs add a touch of mystique and protectiveness to your nails. Embrace the power of the evil eye with confidence, and let your nails be a constant source of positive energy and style.
Join The Side of The Evil Eye
So there you have it, a 101 guide to the enchanting world of evil eye nail designs. If you prefer purple, gold, nude, or any other variation, these mystical designs are sure to leave you spellbound. So go ahead, choose your favorite evil eye nail style, and head over to the salon to transform your claws!