Hi, all! For today’s post, I have my first ever attempt at a reciprocal gradient, which is where you do a double layered gradient but flip the colors. Read on to see what I mean!
After adding some quick dry top coat and waiting for it to dry thoroughly, I put on some striping tape and added the gradient over top. I used Estelle, a shimmering metallic royal blue, and Giada, a shimmery eggplant purple, and flipped the colors so the blue ended up on top of the underlying purple.
This gradient took only 2 coats to become fully opaque, and I made sure to pull the striping tape off after finishing each nail. That way you get a clean line. (Except, of course, where the polish decides to seep under the tape…) This had a really cool, duochrome-ish look in person, and I liked the fact that the shimmer added a little something extra.
That’s all for today! Thanks for looking!