Spooky season is finally here!
Halloween celebrations are just around the corner, which means you’ve probably already started thinking about your costume and stocking up on Halloween candy.
But, if you’re anything like us, you’re also probably looking for nail design ideas for your next set of drop-dead gorgeous Halloween nails!
Whether you’re planning a rockin’ Halloween party or taking the kids trick or treating, a set of Halloween nails are an absolute must!
If you’ve been scrolling through Pinterest or Instagram this season, you’ll likely come across a range of Halloween sets in traditional oranges, blacks and greens.
They are all popular choices for a Halloween set, but this season we are loving something a little bit different and way more fashion… Purple Halloween nails!
We think purple is a great choice because it’s a great way to mix feminine energy with a bit of fun. There are a whole range of ways to style purple for the spooky season, from bold nail art to subtle coffin shaping. Whether you prefer a classic, cute or downright quirky look, you’re guaranteed to find a spooky style you’ll love in this article.
So, put down the candy corn and let’s take a scroll through some of the hottest purple Halloween nails trending this season.
Video Tutorial: Purple Halloween Nails
If you can’t make it to the salon, this easy to follow video tutorial will show you how to recreate these fun purple Halloween nails from the comfort of your own home.
33+ Designs for Purple Halloween Nails
Ready to take a look at some spooktacular purple Halloween nail ideas?
Check out these insanely cute purple Halloween nails that are sure to turn heads on a cold fall night!
Trending Designs for Purple Halloween Nails
We’ve had our ear to ground for trending purple Halloween nails and these are a few of our absolute faves:
- Stiletto purple and black ombre
- Purple nails with bat nail art
- Purple nails with spider web nail art
- Ombre purple nails with spider web nail art
- Pink nails with purple ‘blood’ drip effect
How To Do Purple Halloween Nails at Home
When it comes to doing your nails at home, a good prepping routine holds the key to making them last like the pros!
Clean your nails with a nail polish remover for a grease-free base to work from.
Then you can file and shape as required, paying attention to creating a smooth edge with a buffer. Push your cuticles back to elongate your nails and use a good quality cuticle oil or cream to keep them soft.
Before you apply polish, always wipe over each nail with some extra remover to ensure you get rid of any residue from the filing.
With a deep color like purple, build the color in layers by applying thin coats one at a time – If you apply too much at once, it will look messy or give you an uneven base to work from.
Once you’re happy with your base color, it’s your chance to get creative!
You can experiment with nail art designs like spooky spider webs and bats, or opt for glitter drips to make a bloody statement. If you’re feeling really adventurous, switch it up by adding a contrasting color like lime green or orange to add to the Halloween feel of this set.
Always finish with a coat of good-quality clear polish and make sure they are completely dry before you touch anything to make your set last longer and reduce the chances of the polish chipping.