French manicure can definitely be called a classic of nail fashion. Despite the variety of modern types of design, it has not lost its relevance for many years. You can easily find a video about French manicure at home on the pages of our website.
As with any other type of manicure, preliminary preparation is required here. We process the cuticle with standard actions and form the shape of the nail. Regarding the shape of nails, French manicure dictates its own rules. It is generally accepted that the square shape of the nail will look good on thin long fingers, the square with rounded corners is suitable for those who have naturally wide nails, the rounded one is for short nails, and the oval one is a universal option for everyone.
We create beauty
It is advisable to apply a base coat for nails. This applies not only to this type of manicure, but also to all others. The base layer is designed to protect the nails from harmful effects, and it also allows the varnish to lie more evenly. We dry.
Next, apply the main shade of varnish to the entire surface of the nail plate. As a rule, beige or peach shades are used, it all depends on your preferences. You can apply two layers if you want to get a more saturated shade. Dry again.
Now it’s time to draw the French. Standard color is white. With a very thin brush, draw a “smile” along the edge of the pad and paint over the distance from it to the edge of the nail. If the main tone is bright, then it is better to apply two layers of white paint on the jacket. Do not put one thick layer, it can take on bubbles when dried.
If you are afraid to draw a curved “smile” jacket, you can use special strips that can be bought at any specialized store. The strips are glued to each nail at the distance you need, the french area is painted over. Remove the strips after the paint has dried.
Finally, cover your nails with clear polish. It will add shine to your manicure and prevent chips, scratches and other damage to the jacket.
Above we talked about the classic look of the French manicure. But, as you know, progress does not stand still. Now in the world of nail art there are so many variations that it is simply impossible to tell about them all. We present the most common ones.
The first change that affected the French manicure was the flowers on the ring finger. You can draw them on top of the main background, no one forbids “climbing” on the jacket either. But here again it all depends on your preferences. You can highlight one nail with a pattern, or you can apply it to all. As an option – halves of flowers along the edges of the nail plate.
Playing with color
This is the game, and nothing else. First, the manicurists began to try to play with the color of the jacket. And it turned out, I must say, quite impressive. You can use any shade you want. Moreover, the jacket itself has already ceased to be strictly delineated. Blurry features appeared among fashion trends.
Also, a jacket can be made without the use of paint at all. To this end, we take glitter or colored sand and spray it on the edge of the nail with a flat brush.
The changes also affected the main tone, too. Now you can see completely unexpected solutions. Nail art masters manage to combine seemingly incompatible things. And we are worse than you? We boldly take out the entire supply of varnishes and begin to experiment. Red base with black jacket? Why not?
In addition, you can create a completely different design on the fingers of one hand. And sometimes only one nail is distinguished with a different color, and sometimes they make each one different from the others.
You can make a jacket rainbow. To do this, first do a standard manicure. Then we take a varnish of a different color and draw a thin strip along the “smile” line. A little lower, you can draw another 2-3 stripes. The colors of these stripes can be the same or different. Most often, two colors alternate.
Another option is a slanting jacket. It differs in that there is no “smile”. Instead, we draw a beveled straight line from the corner of the nail to the opposite edge. You choose the angle of inclination yourself.
In conclusion, according to tradition, we apply cuticle oil. It takes care of the skin around the nail and the nails themselves too.
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