Tutorial: Matte Movember Mani


Seeing as it’s the last day of Movember today, I thought I’d celebrate with a moustache mani.

For those of you who don’t know, Movember is a charity event that happens every November, and it involves men growing m0ustaches to raise money for and awareness of men’s health issues, including prostate and testicular cancer, which is a pretty cool thing to do! However, seeing as I am completely incapable of growing a ‘tache (being, y’know, female) nail art seemed to be the obvious answer.

I created the design using a base coat of Barry M Gelly in Lychee, and then used a Rio nail art pen to draw the moustache on. But, I hear you cry, Gelly is a hi-shine nail varnish, so how come you’re saying it’s matte? Well, I used Bourjois’ Stay Matt top coat, which is a fab mattifying top coat.

You can see the difference it makes here – the index and middle finger are just Gelly, but the ring and little finger, along with the thumb, all have So Matt on top. It looks translucent in the bottle, goes on shiny but then dries matte, and leave your nails feeling strangely smooth and strokeable!

Painting on a moustache isn’t as tricky as it looks, if you do it in stages

moustache tutorial

1. Draw a small black circle on your nail that’s a bit off centre.
2. Draw a second circle that overlaps the first
3. From the bottom of two circles, draw two curved lines
4. Round out the inner corners

Et voila, one matte Movember mani!

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One thought on “Tutorial: Matte Movember Mani

  1. Wow, that thing has crazy mattyfying powers, alright! Love it.

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