Ombre nail tutorial: Easy as 1, 2, 3

ombre nail tutorial

What you need: 
3 polish colours in gradient shades
2-3 makeup wedges
1 topcoat
ombre nail tutorial
Start by painting a base coat of the lightest tone (or another light shade, if desired) on all nails.
ombre nail tutorial
On a makeup sponge, put a line of polish - one for each colour. 
Let the lines overlap ...

... and while the polish is still wet on the sponge, dab the sponge onto your (now-dry!) nails, blotting each nail 2-3 times for coverage.
 Re-apply polish lines to sponge as needed. 
Each sponge can do about 3 nails, so you should be able to do all ten nails with 3 sponges.
ombre nail tutorial
 When the gradient polish is almost dry, sweep a coat of quick-dry topcoat. 
This acts to blend the colours for a more natural look. 
Finish with 1-2 more topcoats for a glassy shine. 


Scarlett said…
I love doing ombre nails!
xo, Scarlett
The Trendy Chick
Aleesha said…
This was my first time attempting them! Do you do them in a similar way?