Thursday, May 7, 2015

Dry Brush Technique Pictorial!

Today I have a dry brush technique pictorial for you!

I know many people do video tutorials but I prefer the pictorial so that you can follow along, step by step, and do the steps yourself as you scroll through the post.

Hope you like this and hope it helps you! If you try it, please let me know and post a pic on my Facebook page:

For this mani, I used all Zoya polishes, including Willa (black) and a variety of pinks: Dot, Kitridge, Shelby, Veronica, Reagan and Rooney. Topcoat is HK Girl (as always).


First, do two coats of your base and let dry completely. 


Choose your first color...wipe off as much as polish. Hold the brush horizontally (as in, the opposite way you normally do) and wipe the brush partially across the nail. It should look streaky and should not cover the whole nail from side to side.

I used Zoya Rooney first.


Pick a second color and repeat. This is Zoya Kitrudge. Fill in different spots w/ same technique. It is OK if they overlap slightly.


My 3rd color is Zoya Shelby.  Make sure your brush is truly as dry as possible and as polish-free as possible. The streakier, the better!


Next I used Reagan, making sure to overlap some of the lighter colors.


I used Rooney again.


Zoya Dot was the lightest of the colors I picked, so I waited for last to use that one and overlapped the other colors pretty obviously.


Zoya Veronica was the darkest I chose, so I used that one sparingly.


To add depth and blend it into the base, I used Willa, the black base, again as well.


Close up! Let it dry and add your topcoat.


A couple pics of the finished product!



What do you think of this look? Please let me know and please post a pic if you try it using my pictorial!


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1 comment:

  1. Love it! I like picture tutorials better, personally. I don't have to rewind a million times. lol


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