A cat's eye manicure is a stylish design option. It can be done with the help of a special varnish, which contains magnetic particles and is covered with spectacular patterns under the influence of a magnet. You will find original ideas of cat eye nail design in the photo on this page! Get inspired and bring it to life at home or show it to the nail master.
What is magnetic varnish
Cat's eye, or magnetic varnish - varnish in which the smallest metal particles are present. Immediately after application, it looks like a regular shimer or metallic varnish. In order for the patterns to appear, you need to bring a special magnet to the nail with wet varnish. It attracts metal particles, as a result of which they line up in a pattern.
Metallic dust reflects light, resulting in a three-dimensional pattern. This gives the nails a resemblance to the stone of the same name, a cat's eye. Thanks to this similarity, magnetic manicure got its second name.
Cat's eye manicure in the photo: what patterns can be done
The pattern that appears after manipulating the magnet is embedded in the magnet itself. As a rule, varnishes are sold already complete with a magnet. But if you like a certain color and want to get a different pattern, you can buy another magnet: they are all interchangeable, even for coatings from different manufacturers.
Different magnets have different patterns, for example:
- Centered patterns - stars or rays emanating from a single point
- Round spots
Different patterns can be achieved with the same magnet by holding it at a different angle. For example, stripes can be made vertical, horizontal or diagonal, and their frequency and width can be varied.
It is also worth remembering that not all patterns will completely cover the nail plate. Take a look at the photo of the cat's eye nails: stripes cover all the nails, and the center patterns are concentrated in the middle of the nail plate. The fact is that the nail itself has a rounded shape, and the magnet cannot attract metal particles evenly over the entire surface.
What decor to decorate a cat's eye manicure
The cat's eye itself looks impressive and self-sufficient. But if you want to get an even more original manicure, you can use:
- Matt finish for matte nails and dramatic metallic patterns
- Rhinestones that can be laid out with strict geometric shapes or intricate patterns
- Volumetric design such as shell or drip
- Sliders harmonious colors that can be used to decorate 1-2 nails on each hand
Which manufacturers have cat eye varnishes
Many brands of different price segments, from budget to luxury ones, have a series of magnetic varnishes. Cat's eye varnishes are produced by:
- Nails inc. - Magnetic Attraction series
- Limoni - Magnetic Collection series
- Pupa - Magnetic Nail Art Kit line
Magnetic varnishes are also produced by manufacturers Golden Rose, LCN and many others. They are all marked with the word Magnet or Magnetic.
Cat eye gel polish is available from manufacturers Kodi, BlueSky, TNL, Lianail and many other brands.