The French manicure is the eternal classic look and a beauty must-have. This type of manicure is perfect for any type of occasion. your nail supply specialist Maryton will teach you in this article how to do this trendy nail art.
Step 1: Prepare your nails
Start by washing your hands and removing your old polish with acetone-free nail polish remover.
Step 2: Give the nails the desired shape
Medium almond or short square shapes are best for a French manicure. Pay attention that your nails don’t have any broken edges so that the line is symmetrical.
Step 3: Polish the nail plate
Lightly buffed nails with a buffing block will help the polish hold better. Buffing is mistakenly thought to be bad because it removes layers of the nail but that’s only if it’s done badly and excessively.
Step 4: Hydrate your hands and cuticles
Before pushing back your cuticles, soak them in cuticle and nail oil. Then moisturize you hands with a cream. After that, dehydrate the nail plate with alcohol or non-acetone nail polish remover.
Step 5: Apply a base coat
For your French manicure, you will need two color shades. One for the nail and the other for the tip. It is important to apply a good base coat.
Step 6: Paint the tip of the nail
Using a fine brush, start from the growth points and make a line in the shape of a ‘smile’ towards the free edge of the left side then the right side. Then bring them together and make a ‘smile’ on the free edge.
Step 7: Complete your manicure with a sheer pink shade
A sheer pink tint helps hide blemishes or yellowing on the nails.
Step 8: Finish with a thin layer of Top Coat
To seal and set your at-home French manicure, apply a thin coat of a shiny top coat.
Congratulate yourself and enjoy the beauty of your manicure! I believe you have know how to make a French manicure. Besides, I advise you to invest in a complete manicure kit to care for your nails!
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