How to Get Perfect Hot Pink Ombré Nails in 5 Simple Steps

by ImGirlYouDontKnow
5 Materials
15 Minutes

Today, I’m going to show you how to do ombré nails so they come out perfect every time.

In this tutorial, I’m going to do hot pink ombré nails with a fun little trick that I’ve learned that helps the ombré appear smooth and perfectly blended without needing advanced techniques or even a steady hand.

If that sounds like something you’re looking for, keep reading!

Tools and materials:

  • White nail polish
  • Colored nail polish
  • Cosmetic sponges
  • Top coat
  • Nail cleaning brush
Painting nails with white polish first

1. Paint your nails white

No matter what colors you’ve chosen for your ombré, the first thing you always want to do is paint your nails white. You want to paint them fully white and have them completely dry before you move to the next step.

How to do ombré nails

2. Paint the sponge with your chosen colors

Next, you need these big cosmetic sponges that you can find basically anywhere beauty products are sold.

Pick three colors or more, depending on your liking. I chose three colors; sometimes I do two, but I mostly prefer to do three. I chose various shades of pink since summer is coming.

Once you’ve chosen your colors, paint the sponge how you want the polish to appear on your nails.

Ombré nail ideas

3. Dab nail polish onto your nails

Use the sponge to dab the paint onto your nails and completely coat the nail. Take your time to do every nail and feel free to go back and reapply the colors on your sponge as needed.

Some people will use a new sponge every time, but I tend to reuse the same sponge because it works for me. After you’ve dabbed all your nails, go back and add a second coat.

Applying a top coat over the DIY ombré nails

4. Apply top coat

After the second coat, without waiting for your nails to dry, apply the top coat. This will melt everything together without smudging, and it looks absolutely beautiful and flawless

Cleaning up the pink ombré nails

5. Clean up

After you’re done applying the top coat, clean up the excess polish around your nails.

Hot pink ombré nails

Hot pink ombré nails

There you go! That’s how you get perfect, DIY ombré nails every single time. If you decide to do these hot pink ombré nails, let me know how they turn out!

Suggested materials:
  • White nail polish
  • Colored nail polish
  • Cosmetic sponges
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