Are you tired of the same old, plain-colored nails? It’s time to try out the hottest trend in nail art – ombre nails. And what better color to choose than purple for a bold and edgy look?
Follow this step-by-step guide to achieve the perfect purple ombre nails.
Step 1: Gather your materials
Before starting your manicure, make sure you have all the necessary materials. You will need:
– Purple nail polish in at least three shades (light, medium, and dark)
– Clear base coat
– Clear top coat
– Makeup sponge
– Nail polish remover
– Cotton swabs
– Small brush (optional)
Step 2: Prep your nails
The first step is to prep your nails. Remove any old nail polish using nail polish remover and cotton swabs. Trim your nails to your desired length and shape them with a nail file. Use cuticle oil and a cuticle pusher to gently push back your cuticles for a neat finish.
Finally, apply a clear base coat to protect your nails and make the polish adhere better.
Step 3: Apply the base color
Choose the lightest shade of purple nail polish and apply it to all your nails as the base color. Let the polish dry completely before moving on to the next step. This will help the ombre effect to blend smoothly.
Step 4: Prepare the sponge
To create the ombre effect, you will need a makeup sponge. Cut the sponge to the size of your thumbnail or larger if you have bigger nails. Take the medium shade of purple and paint it in a horizontal line across the sponge.
Then, take the darkest shade of purple and paint another horizontal line above the medium shade.
Step 5: Apply the ombre effect
With the sponge ready, gently tap it onto your first nail. Move the sponge back and forth slightly to blend the colors together.
Repeat this process on all your nails. You may need to apply another coat of the sponged color for a more vibrant look. Use the small brush to clean up any excess polish around your cuticles and sides.
Step 6: Finish with the top coat
Once you have achieved the perfect ombre effect, let your nails dry completely before applying a clear top coat. This will give your nails a glossy finish while also protecting them from chipping.
– Experiment with different shades of purple for a unique look.
– To make your nails dry faster, dip them in a bowl of cold water for a few minutes before applying the top coat.
– If you need to fix any mistakes, dip a Q-tip in nail polish remover and carefully clean up the edges.
– Don’t forget to seal the tips of your nails when applying the top coat to prevent chipping.
– For an even more striking effect, add glitter or rhinestones to your ombre nails.
Purple ombre nails are a fun and trendy way to add some color to your manicure. With this step-by-step guide, you can easily achieve a gorgeous ombre effect with different shades of purple.
Remember to prep your nails properly and be patient when applying the sponge for the best results. Happy painting!