The Perfect Outline Nail Art Looks

OPI Outline Nail Art Look
  • OPI Outline Nail Art Look
    OPI Outline Nail Art Look
  • OPI Outline Nail Art Look

    Ready for your nails to look like the ultimate in chic? Step in with the hottest trend in nail art, outline nails. Created by tracing a contrasting shade around the edges of painted nails, clear nails with a colored outline are everywhere, including on the tips of trendsetters @elenabgarcia and @chuenails. Perfect for bold and minimalist nail art lovers alike, get inspired and try this style at home with our step-by-step guide to outline nails.

    1. @chuenails

      1. Using a 240 grit file, shape nails into a round, oval, or almond shape.

      2. Apply 1 coat of Infinite Shine Primer. Cap the tips of each nail and let it dry.

      3. Apply 2 coats of Samoan Sand. Cap the tips of each nail and let each coat dry.

      4. Using a detailing nail art brush and My Chihuahua Doesn’t Bite Anymore, paint a thin curved line where the free edge of your nail begins. Usually, the best way to identify this is by turning your finger to the side to see where the nail is no longer attached to your nail bed. This is called your free edge. It’s the white-ish part of your nail.

      5. Continue with the detailing brush and outline the very tip of the nail, this time connecting it to your first curved line.

      6. Once dry, finish off with Infinite Shine Gloss to seal in your outline french mani!

    2. @elenabgarcia

      1. Using a 240 grit file, shape nails into a square shape.

      2. Apply 1 coat of Infinite Shine Primer. Cap the tips of each nail and let it dry.

      3. Apply 2 coats of any OPI neutral shade. Let each coat dry. If your nail beds are long, we suggest a sheer pink shade such as Bubble Bath or Bare My Soul. If your nail beds are shorter and you want to camouflage your natural smile line, we suggest using an opaque shade such as Samoan Sand or Do You Take Lei Away.

      4. Using a detailing nail art brush, paint Mod About You across the tip of the nail and along the sidewalls about 1/3 up the nail.

      5. Once dry, finish off with Infinite Shine Gloss to seal in your outline french mani!

    3. Check out other OPI nail art looks to recreate or get inspired to make your own.

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