Saturday, 23 June 2012

How to create MAC Ruffian 'Demoiselle' Nails!

If you're a MAC lover then you will know that MAC is soon to release the Ruffian collection (already been released in the USA). The Ruffian collection consists of 3 lipsticks and 3 sets of false nails.
While the lipsticks are lovely (I literally want all 3 of them), I can't help but think that the false nail sets are a waste of time, they're also $25.00/£16.00 each. Yes the nail sets are handy for those who have no nails whatsoever but if you have quite lengthy nails then they're a little pointless as the designs are very very simple, you could easily create the designs yourself.

Due to the designs being really simple, I thought I'd show you all how to create your very own MAC Ruffian nails without having to spend $25.00/£16.00 on a set of false nails that will only last a couple of times, if not once.
There are three sets available, 'Spectator', 'Demoiselle' and 'Demilune'. I opted to create the 'Demoiselle' nails as I think red, black and white are a good combination, I would imagine that the majority of people would go for this design.

If you don't know what the MAC Ruffian 'Demoiselle' nail set looks like then it looks a little bit like this...

As you can see, it's a pretty straightforward design so if you would like to create 'Demoiselle' nails, keep on reading!

What you will need:

  • Red nail polish
  • Black nail polish  
  • White nail polish

Before applying any polish to your nails,  you may want to shape them. The MAC 'Demoiselle' nails are pointed so if you wish to have pointed nails, create the shape before applying the nail polish. 
I dislike pointed nails with a passion as they remind me of bird claws so I decided to skip the shaping step. 

If you would like to create MAC Ruffian 'Demoiselle' nails, all you have to do is follow my nice and easy steps!

Step One:
Apply 2 coats of the red nail polish to your nails. 

Step Two:
Apply the black nail polish to the tips of your nails. As you would do with a french manicure.

Step Three:
Using the white nail polish, create a half moon at the base of your nails.

And we're done!

Video Tutorial:

Why spend $25.00/£16.00 on a set of false nails when you can do it yourself. I hope you liked this tutorial and more importantly, I hope you found it helpful. If you would like me to create the other 2 MAC Ruffian designs, please let me know.

Thank you for taking the time to read this post!


  1. These nails look lovely might have to give them a try.

  2. Wow £16 for a set of false nails! Great idea to create the design yourself :)

  3. This nail design looks awesome! I definitely agree, there is no need in spending £16.00 on false nails when you can create them yourself for much cheaper! Lovely post.xx

  4. They look great, I could never pay £16 for stick on falsies! :)


  5. This is a great post. I don't think I can spend $25 on FALSE nails. I can't even spend $5 on those nail decals. Luckily, I have a steady enough hand to create my own nail art. Anyways, I'm going to try this design with different colors. I like to use those reinforcement paper rings so I can get a perfect half circle.

    Please drop by my nail blog :)


  6. that's really clever, well done, so pretty and classy too

  7. I love your blog sooo much! :)
    Mines a work in progress; still getting my head around the layout and everything but thought you might like to see my DIY Demilune manicure tutorial! :)
    Chloe xx


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