French manicure has been a popular nail art style for many years. It is a classic and timeless look that suits all occasions, from casual to formal events. However, the traditional French manicure can be challenging to do at home, particularly for beginners. That’s why sponge-tip French manicure has become a trend. It is more accessible to achieve and looks just as lovely as the classic one.
Here’s how you can create your sponge-tip French manicure:
1. Gather Your Tools
Before starting, ensure that you have all the necessary tools at hand. You will need a base coat, different nail polish colors, a makeup sponge, scissors, tweezers, and topcoat.
2. Prep Your Nails
Prep your nails by shaping them according to your preference and filing off any rough edges or snags. Apply the base coat to protect your nails from staining and provide an even surface for your polish.
3. Cut Your Sponge
Cut off a small piece of makeup sponge that will fit around the tip of your nail.
4. Apply Your Nail Polish Colors
Choose two different shades of nail polish that complement each other well – one light shade and one dark shade (preferably white or nude). Paint each color on adjacent sides of the makeup sponge using a brush or toothpick.
5. Dab on Your Nails
Using the tweezers, hold the sponge over your nail with the lighter color facing up toward the tip of your nails. Dab it gently onto each fingernail until you achieve your desired opacity level.
6. Top it Off
Once dry, apply topcoat over each nail to seal in the design and add shine.
Sponge-tip French manicure is an easy-to-do DIY alternative to traditional French manicure suitable for everyone who loves doing their nails at home without any professional help or guidance needed! Gather your tools and follow the steps to create this trendy and fashionable nail art style. Prepping your nails with base coat is a must before applying the main colors. Cut off small pieces of makeup sponge and apply your nail polish colors on adjacent sides. Use tweezers for dabbing the sponge onto your nails, and apply topcoat to achieve a professional-looking result.