No matter whether you wanna make a statement by rockin’ a full skeleton makeup look or prefer to go for something a lil more subtle, we’ve tracked down the best Halloween nails 2018 so you’ve got all the ‘spo you need to take to the nail salon or slay with an at-home mani.

Best Halloween Nails 2018

  • Zodiac Nail Art
  • Dripping Blodd
  • Black Gloss
  • Spider Nail Art
  • Spider Web Nails
  • Zombie Nails
  • Ultimate Halloween Nails
  • Bloody French Tips
  • Glitter Halloween Nails
  • Queen of Hearts

Best Halloween Nail Art 2018

1. Zodiac Nail Art

If you want a nod to Halloween rather than divin’ in headfirst, then this look by Dryby London is the perf’ option to try at home. We recommend reading this alongside our October Horoscope too.

First add two layers of a dark navy nail polish – like this one from Jessica Nails to create the backdrop to your Halloween nail art, and then complete the look with either a white or gold polish, like this one from Sally Hansen.

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2. Dripping Blood

Let them hands fly ??❤️??: @wild_misa @wild_oleander #pullup #bloodymoves

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Because sometimes, simple is best. Blood drips are an easy way to elevate your classic red nails for the occasion.

Simply select how many nails you’d like to add the statement to, then start with a nude or pale base. Add red to the tips of your nail, and then create drips towards your cuticles. We’re going to recreate this with an Orly base coat followed with a Morgan Taylor red.

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3. Black Gloss

Keep it simple with super-shiny black talons. Held up next to a seasonal matte-purple lip, it makes for the perfect villainous look.

Our fave shades come from brands like Korres and Red Carpet Manicure.

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4. Spider Nail Art

Creepy crawlers and cute cobwebs pair up to make this Halloween nail look. Add a touch of glitter to make sure you’re extra AF this year.

Barry M nail varnish is obvs gonna be our go-to for glitter, then complete the look with a highly pigmented Essie black.

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5. Spider Web Nails

"I look spooky, but I'm actually really nice!" ?♥?

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Thin, black spiderwebs dancing all over your nails is the perfect pairing for witch makeup or a warlock or wizard costume. The ultimate Halloween staple.

Look out for highly pigmented gloss or matte blacks from our fave brands such as Nailberry and Nails Inc.

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6. Zombie Nails

Creep-tacular #DIY #Halloween nail art we can get behind?! #SQ1beauty #rg @aliciatnails ⠀⠀

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So we know you loved our zombie makeup tutorial, but how about the nails to match? Go Frankenstein-ish with these super simple stitched nails. A minimalist’s dream, it’s the Halloween equivalent of the staple French Mani.

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7. Ultimate Halloween Nails

Halloween Nails by Ananeke

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Ok. So this look may require a last-minute visit to your local salon, but we think it’s totally worth it! They’re the prettiest Halloween nails we ever did see…

Play a game of chrome with our favourite glitter nail varnish from brands like Butter London and Ciaté.

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8. Bloody French Tips

These freaky French tips are deceptively simple to accomplish. Simply pick up a pack of press on nails, and add your own red nail polish on top. We’ve dropped some of our faves from Elegant Touch below.

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9. Glitter Halloween Nails

New halloween nail art on the blog! ♡

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A glitter gradient amps up the holiday vibes of any Halloween nail art. Whether go for all out glitter or incorporate it with another colour, our faves are highly pigmented and from brands like Deborah Lippman and OPI.

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10. Queen of Hearts

London nail salon Nail’d It are stealin’ hearts with the last look on our list of the best Halloween nails, and we love this simply look created on top of oval nails.

Just use a pearlescent finish for your base coat, and finish with a glitter nail polish. Complete your look with a top coat – the Seche Vite dry fast top coat is one of our all time faves.

Recreate the look:

Now you know the best Halloween nail art, it’s time to get creative

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