This Negative Space Nail Art Is Genius

A bold, graphic mani is a fun way to flash your rebellious streak. (C’mon, you’re a badass, Cancer.) And, while the tutorial above shows how to get in on the cut-and-paste action, your tenacious mind (and thrifty nature) will allow you to attack the project like a pro. Bonus: The black-and-white is an instant conversation starter to help bring your inner crab out of her shell. Click play above to learn how to create this complicated-looking, yet surprisingly easy, nail art. All products by Revlon. PhotoReady Airbrush Effect Makeup, $12.59; Brow Fantasy in Dark Brown, $5.91; Illuminance Cream Shadow Palette in Black Magic, $5.20; Bold Lacquer Mascara in Blackest Black, $6.39; Highlighting Palette in Bronze Glow, $8.79; Highlighting Palette in Rose Glow, $8.79; ColorStay Lipliner in Raisin, $6.39; ColorBurst Matte Balm in Standout, $7.19; Multi-Care Base & Top Coat, $4.60; ColorStay Gel Envy Nail Enamel in Sure Thing, $7.99; ColorStay Gel Envy Nail Enamel in Blackjack, $6.39; Transforming Effects Matte Top Coat, $3.99.

Photographed by Jens Ingvarsson; Styled by Laura Pritchard; Makeup by Ashleigh B. Ciucci; Hair by Casey Geren; Manicure by Maki Sakamoto; Set design by Kate Landucci at Mary Howard Studio; Video Director Liam Le Guillou; Illustrated by Sydney Hass; Modeled by Hua for Q Model Management; Model wearing Milly top and Tuleste rings.

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