Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday is a series of celebrations beginning with what is known as King’s Day and ending the day before Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras is known best for masks and costumes in the color scheme of purple, gold and green. Purple represents justice, gold represents power and green represents faith. Here are Mardi Gras nail art designs in the traditional nail polishes colors to help you celebrate in style on Tuesday, Feb. 17.
FingerPaints: Dance Til Dawn | Masked Beauty | Ball Gown Glamour
These rich colors by FingerPaints are perfect for Mardi Gras nail art. Gold or copper glass flecks can be seen in each of the three shades. Get the purple in Dance Til Dawn, the gold in Masked Beauty, and the green in Ball Gown Glamour.The purple with glass flecks looks fantastic with two coats during application. Mardi Gras purple range on the darker side of the color scale, so always reach for a deep purple if that’s the color you choose to celebrate in.
Zoya: Tilda | Stassi
Zoya is a great source for creamy polishes. Try Tilda if you’re looking for a grass green cream coat. Then consider adding Stassi on top of it for a glittery chartruese with green and gold glitter flecks. This applies in three coats. The color range for green spans a bit wider than purple. You can wear greens as light as chartreuse and as deep as a dark Kelly green.
OPI: 50 Years Of Style | Zoya: Alma
The Mustang Collection by OPI features a beautiful polish that would be perfect for an elegant Mardi Gras nail art design. OPI’s 50 Years of Style is a gold chrome polish that applies flawlessly in two coats and works great for nail stamping projects. The color range for Mardi Gras golds span from a very bright yellow to bronze. In the mood for a look that’s more bold? Try Alma by Zoya, which is an orange and gold mixture with iridescent flecks. It’s like orange soda on your nails!
Milani: Ultra Violet | Imperial Purple
Coming from the Color Statement line, Ultra Violet by Milani is a purple shade that packs a punch. It requires two coats to truly get the full look, but it’s super easy to apply. You can start with a daintier color like Imperial Purple depending on what your overall Mardi Gras look will be come Feb. 17.
Get a little inspiration from our mermaid nail tutorials that would be perfect Mardi Gras nail dupes.