The combination of the light pink base and the white smile line makes your nails look natural, elegant and feminine. It’s so simple, yet can be hard to master, so hopefully this tutorial helps you in learning how to perform a French Manicure at home.
What you need
- Sharp Cotton Stick
- Nail Polish Remover
- Base Coat
- Pink Nail Polish
- White Nail Polish
- Top Coat
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French Manicure Tutorial
- Prep your nails with pre-primer, and then apply base coat on all free edges and nail plates.
- Apply pink polish just on the nail plates. Apply the second coat if the colour is too weak.
- Rotate the brush of a white polish in the bottle neck to remove the excess polish as well as make the brush skinny. And then apply on the free edge with the tip of the brush.
- Pick a small amount of polish by scraping against the bottle neck. This will make the brush flat at the same time.
- Pull the skin down and draw a half of the smile line.
- Pull the other side of the skin down and draw the other half connecting to the first half at the center.
- Apply second coat in the same way.
- Clean nail polish smudge with a sharp cotton stick and nail polish remover.
- Apply top coat lightly on the free edges and the nail plates. Avoid digging into the white polish.