How to Do French Ombre Nails - Easy DIY Tutorial

by ImGirlYouDontKnow
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1 Hour

In this tutorial, I'll show you how to do French ombre nails. The French manicure is a classic look that never gets out of fashion. There’s not one woman who hasn’t opted for this nail design at least once in her lifetime.

Today, I am taking the french nail manicure to a trendier level by creating DIY French fade nails. It’s super easy, and the process is fun, too. You’ll need a bit of time for this ombre french nails tutorial, but I assure you, it’s totally worth it. Let’s get our ombre on!

Tools and materials:

  • Sheer nail polish
  • White nail polish
  • Top coat
  • Cosmetic sponge
  • Q-tip
  • Acetone
Applying a sheer base coat to nails

1. Apply a base coat

Use sheer nail polish for this step. Apply two coats and let it dry before you move on to the next step. 

Applying white nail polish to a sponge

2. How do you do ombre French tip nails?

Apply sheer nail polish and white nail polish next to each other on a sponge.

Dabbing the nail polish onto nails

Gently dab the sponge on your nails, making sure the white polish is the first line on your nail. 

French ombre nails DIY

Here’s how it looks after two rounds. Repeat the process for the rest of your nails, making sure to apply fresh nail polish lines on the sponge. 

Ombre French nails tutorial

For whiter nails, apply more white nail polish on the tips, as shown. 

Applying a clear top coat of nail polish

3. Apply top coat

Now, apply your favorite top coat on your nails. This will basically settle the design and give your nail a lovely, sealed-off shine. 

Wrapping the tips of nails with nail polish

Don’t forget to wrap the tip of your nail, as shown. This little trick will make your nails last longer. 

Cleaning off excess nail polish on the skin

4. Clean the cuticles

Dab an earbud with some acetone, and carefully clean any excess nail polish around your cuticles. It’s best to do this while your nail is semi-wet so that if acetone gets on your nail, it won’t really mess it up. 

How to do French ombre nails

How to do French ombre nails

Now you know how to do DIY French fade nails! How silky and chic do my nails look? The whole process is super easy, too. The ombre fade is definitely in fashion, so go ahead and spoil yourself! Thanks for tuning in and let me know what you think in the comments below.

Suggested materials:
  • Sheer nail polish
  • White nail polish
  • Top coat
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