Are you a cat person? No doubt that cats are one of the most lovely animals in the world. Many people like cats, especially for their attractive eyes. Have you thought of wearing such pretty nail polish as cat’s eyes? Here we go. This article will cover seven parts based on the topic of cat eye nail polish.

Part 1 Definition Cat Eye Nail Polish

Cat eye nail polish is a popular type of nail polish, with a unique, three-dimensional reflective and galactic effect on the nails: Sparkling and mysterious and unique. How does it work? It takes advantage of the magnet to attract magnetized particles in the polish, which will form a special pattern on your nails and resemble an unique style of cat eye nail polish.

Part 2 How to create cat eye nails?

Things you need:

  • Cat eye nail polish
  • magnet
  • base coat
  • top coat and
  • UV/LED lamp

Step-by-step instructions

People like to wear cat eye nail polish mostly because it can have different colors and finishes, including holographic, glitter, and jelly. And the whole process is easy and fast, which can be achieved at home or by a professional nail artist.

Step 1: Prepare your nails. Start with a base coat to protect your nails and allow time for it to dry. cure with LED or UV lamp. (UV lamp for 1 to 3 min(s), LED lamp for 30 secs) 

Step 2: apply a layer of cat eye nail polish and wait for it to dry.

Step 3: apply another layer of cat eye nail polish and do not cure.

Step 4: put the magnet close to your nail (3-5mm) for ten to fifteen seconds. This will help create the cat eye effect.

Step 5: Apply a top coat to each nail and cure the nails under a UV/LED lamp for 2-3 minutes.

Step 6: Done.

(These instructions are just for reference. Different brands may differ. Please follow manufacturer’s instructions for use.)

Part 3 What Different types of cat eye nail polish are there?

Magnetic cat eye nail polish
When you apply the polish, the key is the magnet. After apply magnetic polish, simply place the magnet as close to the nail polish as possible, at any angle you want. This may take 30 seconds before you can pull it away.

Holographic cat eye nail polish
It enables you to create a 3D holographic effect on your nails which looks like cats’ eyes.

Rainbow cat eye nail polish

Literally, it can help create rainbow cat eye effect your the nails.

Part 4 How to have your own unique design of cat eye effect?

There are normally four types of cat eye effect styles.

1 C-Shaped effect. Simply move the round magnet back and forth along the curvature you want, keeping the magnet parallel to the nail.

2 S-Shaped effect. Use two round magnetic rods to approach from both the top right and bottom left to the middle part. The whole process should be slow.

3 Gradient effect. Firstly use the magnet to suck out the wide cat eye effect, and push down form above.

4 Round-Shaped effect. Hold the round magnetic wand upright and draw circles around the top of the nail.

Part 5 How to maintain the look of cat eye nails?

Many friends are wondering how long cat eye nail polish can last. Normally speaking, the cat eye nail polish can last up to several weeks with proper application and care. But different brands can vary a little bit. Some last for two to three weeks, some can last four weeks. And the longevity is also closely related to individual activities and care routine. Besides, there are also some tricks on how to make cat eye nail polish last longer.

1 Properly prep your nails. This is essential.

2 The whole process should be done according to the manufacturer’s guide.

3 Choose a high quality base coat. This will help prevent chipping.

4 Use top coat. Top coat makes the nails brighter and lasts longer.

5 Try not to expose yours nails to water until a few hours later after the polish finish.

Part 6 How to remove cat eye nail polish?

The first option is to use 100% pure acetone or a gel remover. Firstly soak a cotton ball into the nail polish remover, and then place it over your nail for 5 to ten minutes. Now the polish should be loosed, and you can remove it now.

The second option is to use warm water and detergent. Keep your nails in the warm water for ten minutes and then add a drop of dish soap.

For a regular nail polish, you can just remove it with acetone or a non-acetone nail polish remover.

Part 7 What are somehot brands of cat eye nail polish?

Beetles Gel Polish

beetles Cat Eye Gel Nail Polish

Omainy Cat Eye Gel Nail Polish Set

Here is the guide on how to use:

Step1 apply base coat and cure with lamp.

Step2 apply the first layer, and cure with lamp for 60 seconds.

Step 3 apply the second lay, but don’t cure with lamp. (Important!)

Step 4 use magnetic to get cat eye effect and cure with lamp.

Step 5 apply top coat and cure with lamp.

Step 6 done. (Please note that every layer should be thin.)


Hot sales Product: MIZHSE 9D Cat Eye Gel Nail Polish

Here is a short guide on How to use:

Step 1 Apply a base coat and cure for 60 seconds

Step 2 Apply black gel polish and cure for 1 min.

Step 3 Apply 9D cat eye gel. Do not cure.

Step 4 Craft the effect you like with magnetic, and then cure immediately.

Step 5 Apply a top coat and cure for 60 to 90 seconds.

Step 6 done.


BORN PRETTY  Cat Eye Gel Nail Polish

Hot sales Product: Rainbow Reflective Cat Magnetic Eye Gel Polish

How to use?

Step 1 Apply base gel and cure under UV/LED lamp for 60 to 120s.

Step 2 Apply cat magnetic gel, but don’t cure it.

Step 3 Place the magnetic stick diagonally over the nail (3-5mm away) and hold for 5-8 seconds, cure under UV/LED lamp for 60s.

Step 4 Apply no-wipe top coat and cure under UV/LED lamp for 60s.

Step 5 Done.


Hot sales Product: Clara Colors Cat Eye Gel Nail Polish Set of 12 Colors

The following is a tip on how to apply:

Step 1 Apply a base coat, and cure for 60 to 120 seconds.

Step 2 Apply 1 to 2 layers of any pure color gel. Do not cure in this step.

Step 3 Apply cat eye gel, and then hold the magnet wand 3-5mm away from the nail for 2 to 5 seconds. Cure for 60 to 120 seconds.

Step 4: Apply a top coat and cure for 60 to 120 seconds.

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