inFamous Inspired Nail Art

Today’s nail art is inspired by the inFamous game series. I’ve been playing them a lot recently so I really wanted to dedicate some nail art to Cole Macgrath. If you’re not familiar with the series, it follows Cole who has the power to manipulate and control electricity. Throughout the games, you have to decide doing the good thing or the evil thing. If you follow the righteous path you remain a handsome hero whose electric is blue but if you’re naughty, your electric goes red and you start to look kinda nasty too!

It took me a few tries to figure out a method to make the lightning look realistic but I think it turned out quite well in the end! I started by painting on the darkest reds and blues that were in my collection as my base colours.
Next I mixed up red with Rimmel Daisy Chain to create a semi opaque, shimmery version of 
red and used a nail art brush to paint on a lightning strike pattern. 
When that was dry, I used white acrylic paint to paint on thinner lines and create the final effect. I repeated that with blue in the place of red for the other two fingers.
My middle finger is freehanded (rather badly!) over a base of Barry M White using Black acrylic paint.
I finished it all off with a coat of  No7 Stay Perfect Top Coat to smooth it over and then a coat of NYC Matte Me Crazy for the matte look.