40 Halloween Nail Art Ideas You’ll Want to Wear Right Now

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Blood Drip Nails

A solid white mani with drips of blood combines two classic manicure hues in a gruesome way.


French Ghosts

A spooky take on a French manicure, this sheer nail features a stripe of black in place of white, plus ghost art that’s easy to freestyle with a small brush.


Stitched Up

This mani combines graphic-looking blocks of sheer pink, terra-cotta orange, and earthy yellow. For the stitches, use a black nail art pen like this one from Sally Hansen.

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Warm and Fuzzy Nails

Looking for a mani that will last into November? Try a mix of pumpkin and earth tones, then two sheer neutral bases dotted with falling leaves.


Chrome Splatters

Go the artistic route with painterly splatters of rich browns, oranges, and deep eggplants, accented with metallic hues.


Check Mates

The black-and-white checkered look grounds the playful nail art featured in this unique mani.

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Halloween Night

Use a dotting tool to paint on stars, moons, and sugar skulls against alternating cream and suede backgrounds.


Candy Corn Nails

Draw color and shape inspiration from the iconic Halloween candy, but make it subtle for a cooler effect.


Bloody Prints

Paint four nails on each hand with a rich, oxblood red like Dior Vernis in Nuit 1947. For the remaining nail, swipe on some white paint to create the perfect canvas for a bloody hand.

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Creepy Crawlers


Orange Swirl

The orange swirls at the tops of the nails add interest to this negative-space mani. Top it off with black Halloween designs of your choosing.


Charlotte’s Web

This beautiful, intricate-looking web design is actually simple to re-create with a nail polish pen.

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Sugar Skulls

Celebrate the Day of the Dead with these hot-pink tips sprinkled with sugar skulls and bones.


Vibrant Halloween Nails

Who says Halloween nails have to be dark and moody? This manicure uses a rainbow of hues to make the kitschy pumpkin nail art pop.


Vibrant Sunset

The juxtaposition of bright pinks and oranges plus black ghosts, bats, and stars is equal parts vibrant and spooky.

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Halloween Mash-Up

Varying patterns, colors, and textures like this adds interest—and is the best conversation starter at Halloween parties.


Black Sparkles

For an elegant take on Halloween nails, try a glossy black mani with a chunky gold glitter accent nail. Focus the glitter at the base of the cuticle and thin it out toward the center of the nail for a diffused effect. Try Essie’s Summit of Style.


Devil Nails

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Casper Style

Now this is a friendly ghost if we’ve ever seen one.


Lavender Haze

Even bats look cute against a milky lavender nail. For a similar look, swipe on Chanel Le Vernis in 135 Immortelle, then slick on some bat wings with black nail polish and a toothpick or thin brush.

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