10 nail art ideas for your next visit to the salon


If you’re looking for a new design for your manicures, there’s one you’re about to see everywhere in 2022: evil eyes. But this famous cobalt blue eye pattern is more than just an adorable decal.

Used in fashion, beauty, and all aspects of culture, the evil eye has been around for ages. In its most basic definition, the evil eye is meant to represent a curse passed down from someone who envies you. Wearing an evil eye amulet or charm helps you protect yourself and ward off those evil spirits. A nail design that looks cool and only invites good vibes? Yes please.

There are many ways to wear evil eye nails. You can go classic and stick with cobalt blue designs or change it up to the hottest colors of the season. “An easy way to find color combinations that go together is to browse nail brands’ seasonal collections,” Brittney Boyce tells Bustle. be a cohesive collection,” says Boyce. “If you’re not sure where to start, get colors from the same seasonal collection and start experimenting with them.

Need more screenshot inspiration for your next date? Here are 10 Bustle-approved evil eye designs for your nails.

Subtle details

“I recently did a look and included an evil eye in negative space on the lunula part of the nail in a french tip design. I thought it was a cool way to channel the look and spice it up,” nail artist Riyah Martin told Bustle. “The evil eye can either be the focal point of a nail art, right in the middle of it, or subtly incorporated to make it more personal and secretive. Unless someone really pays attention to it, it won’t won’t know he’s there.”

half moon eyes

No need for inspiration other than Madonna. Boyce created this nail look for the Queen of Pop and painted devil eyes at the base of each nail for a creative twist on the half moon look.

eyes everywhere

For ultimate bad vibe protection, change where you draw on the bad eyes and alternate their locations – the sides, top, and bottom – on each nail.

Evil Eye Mini Nail Art

Delicate and so adorable, these mini evil eye art designs placed against a bare nail make a great look for minimalist manis.

Geometric eyes

This abstract design has evil eyes hanging from a straight line drawn on the nail for a really cool geometric twist to this classic nail art.

single eye

Sometimes all you need is an evil eye for ultimate bad vibe protection. Try it on an accent nail against a bright orange polish for a bold pop of color

Metallic Chords

Pair an evil eye with metallic foil designs for a dynamic combo.

deep blue

A dark blue nail is dramatic and eye-catching on its own. Dress it up with an evil eye design for an easy way to elevate your manicure.

side eyes

Flip the evil eye to the side and decorate the edges with shimmering golden rays for just the right amount of sparkle.

No more mini evil eyes

Miniatures of anything will always look super cute. For those mini evil eyes against a pure white nail for a nice contrast.


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