Beauty: Ombre/Gradient Nails How To

Posted on Jul 24 2019 - 8:50am by Samantha Clark
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An ombre/gradient style is an effortless way to up your manicure game. It’s a look that gives us series summer vibes. We won’t lie, it takes a bit of practice to get the right consistency but its worth the perseverance. We share our tips to recreating it below.

You will need:

  • Nail varnish remover
  • Base coat- clear
  • Top coat- clear
  • Cuticle sticks
  • Make-up sponge – it needs to be the wedge sponges to work. The flat ones do not hold the colour and ends up all over your finger.
  • Nail colours of your choice

The basics:

  1. Whatever look you’re trying to create, always ensure that the nail is clean, the cuticles are pushed down and that you apply a base coat to protect the nail.
  2. Following this, apply a base colour for consistency. We’d recommend picking the lighter of the 2 colours you’re working with.
  3. Next, apply directly onto the sponge, your chosen colours in a straight line, one after the other. Dab the nail with the sponge.
  4. Repeat step 3, 2-3 times for coverage, consistency and a deeper colour. Allow a few minutes between each coat.
  5. Once applied, allow a minute or two to set and then apply a topcoat to create a shine. This will also remove the apparent bumps caused by the sponge.

Finish by applying a little nail varnish remover to a cuticle stick and tidy around the edges.

Top tip: If you struggle to get the gradient you require, use a 3rd colour to create a line within. This is what we did for our mermaid ombre nails.

Give our looks a try….

Ombre Pink Passion

Pink Passion ombre nails

We used: Jessica Strawberry Shake It / Jessica Magenta

Ombre mermaid

Mermaid ombre

We used: Jessica Surfer Boyz’N Berry / Revlon Pink Quartz Chroma Chameleon /  Jessica Standing Ovation

Why not give yourself a full blown pamper with our at home facial! If you’re willing to learn more, why not give our nail art segment a go!

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