Let's say you have this fantastic concept for nail art floating in your mind. However, it does not turn out as good as expected when you try to make it a reality. Well, you are not alone. And I am one of those nail artists who went through that phase.
Like you, before I figured out the basic concepts of nail artistry that I know today, I had no idea what I was doing. But since sharing is caring, I will share with you my top secrets to perfect your nail art design. Read on to know further.
Plan Your Design
Even though you are an expert in nail art, you still need an outline to perfect the design. In line with that, the first tip I can give you is to plan out your design. You can use a pen and paper to draw the art. This will help you, especially if you attempt to use a new nail art method or make a unique manicure design.
Master the Rule of Symmetry
Symmetry is an important rule you should not disregard whether you are going for intricate nail artwork, geometric pattern, or French manicure. Applying symmetry to your nail art can make or break your design. It can either look amateurish and sloppy or professional and clean.
You can use nail stencils to create symmetrical lines easily. This is a beneficial nail art tool when doing geometric nail arts or French manicures. On the other hand, applying symmetry might be a little tricky, especially if you are going for freehand nail art.
Don't worry since you can solve this quickly. You have to lightly and softly create an outline on the major points of your pattern using a needle or a brush. This applies to French manicures. On the other hand, you should label the ending and beginning points of each line intersection when making geometric patterns.
Do Not Disregard Topcoats
When I say a topcoat is everything, I mean it. If you ask me for the most crucial nail art tip I can share, it would be not to disregard topcoats. You must perfect the topcoat application to give the nail art a high-quality and more professional look.
A topcoat works by smoothening out any dent surface and giving the design a spotless surface and appearance. There are several topcoats in the market that you can choose from. What's important is that you know how to apply it correctly.
Clean Your Work
If you are new to nail art designing, you probably think a clean-up brush and polish remover are nonsense. The truth is that these play a vital role in the overall look of your nail art. Using a polish remover and a brush to clean the edges will give your nail art a more defined, sleek, and clean look. This is also a great time to perfect the edges using a fine angled brush.
Those are some of the best tips I know about perfecting your nail art. Are you also a professional nail artist? Do you have any more suggestions aside from the ones mentioned above? Share them with us, and we will be happy to read them! Comment your thoughts and additional tips below. Cheers!