Basically, my idea was to create my own custom nude polish using an old face powder that matches my skin tone. Late last year I found a tutorial on how to create custom nail polish by funneling eyeshadow into a clear bottle of top coat. I thought it would be smart to use that same idea but with face powder to create that "mannequin hand" look, instead of trial-and-error shopping around spending money on different shades of nude.
So, I dug out a powder that I don't use but still matched my skin and a funnel. I poured out a little bit of the clear polish to make room for the powder, placed the funnel on the bottle, and scraped some powder into the funnel using an orange stick. Then, I added two ball bearings and my favorite part: shake, shake, shake!
Here is the result. I'm sad to report it got WAY darker when it mixed together.
The contrast is even more apparent in person. I painted a swatch on a nail wheel just to compare to my skin. I did try to salvage my attempt by adding some white eyeshadow, but it made no difference, just added subtle shimmer.
|Nail wheel swatch against my arm.|
So, there you have it. I think the color is pretty still, just not what I was trying to accomplish!