Have you tried using nail foil for your manicures? If not, you’re seriously missing out! And if you did, then you know how fun nail foil is to work with and surely, you will enjoy this nail art compilation while discovering new foil nail designs.
One of the main advantages of foil is that it looks mesmerizing on nails. Whether you’re going for a full on foil manicure or a more subtle design where foil is only used for details, your nails won’t go unnoticed. Another great bonus, nail foil is very easy use, if you know how. And, it’s even easier for gel, shellac and acrylic manicures – simply apply foil over the sticky layer, seal it with a top coat and you’re done!
Without further ado, let’s have a look at some of the best ways to use nail foil. Here’s 12 brilliant foil nail designs to try:
1. Pastel foil nails by Chelsea @chelseaqueen
This is a very unusual way to use nail foil. This nail design is still very shiny (as one expect from foil!) but it’s also subtle and feminine. All the light colored foils work together to set the right mood for this manicure.
To get the look: use pastel colour nail foils over silver base, finish with a glossy or matte top coat.
2. Abstract nail art by Maria @so_nailicious
This nail design executes foil more subtly, but it accentuates each detail. Plus, the metallic foil paired with the golden stud creates a chic yet sophisticated look.
To get the look: use small pieces of gold flakies foil over the abstract pattern, add gold studs and finish with a glossy top coat.
3 & 4. Full-on Foil by by Julie @julieknailsnyc
This minimalist foil design seems simple, but it’s quite stunning. Create an intentionally aged look, like the Turquoise foil nails, or cover the whole nail fully like the Silver foil nails right below .
To get the look: use colourful transfer foil – silver or turquoise – over the base in matching colour, finish with a glossy top coat.
5. Mixed Media nail art by Maria @so_nailicious
Talk about edgy! Not all foil nails have to be abstract or without clear direction. Here’s how you can incorporate foil into a very sharp and neat nail design.
To get the look: use holographic nail foil over the white base, add black striping tape and finish with a glossy or matte top coat.
6. Splatter Paint foil nails by @elite.style.russia
The contrasting colors of this foil design make it stand out as bold. Not to mention, with so many different colors on black this manicure looks like a real work of art. Just don’t tell anyone how easy it actually is ;)
To get the look: use 4 – 5 different colour foils over black base, finish with a matte top coat.
7. Denim nails by Maria @so_nailicious
Yet another fabulous way to use the foil! Denim nails get a major makeover when silver foil is added over the different shades of blue.
To get the look: use small pieces of silver flakies foil or apply silver transfer foil in patches over the denim pattern and finish with a glossy or matte top coat.
8. Gold Floral Nails by @tartofraises
This feminine floral design is anything but typical. Pair gold foil with nude base for a chic but statement manicure.
To get the look: paint the pattern over the base, cure, then apply gold transfer foil over the sticky residue, add rhinestones and finish with a glossy top coat.
9. Fireworks nails by Alesya @PhdNails
Talk about an unusual use of foil! Capitalize on the pattern that your foil already has and simply transfer it onto nails to create a stunning fireworks manicure.
To get the look: use gold patterned foil over blue metallic base, finish with a glossy top coat.
10. Rainbow nails with aged finish by Maria @so_nailicious
This gorgeous explosion of foil color is a brilliant way to spice up your look. With no nail unique, this foil design will have your friends begging you to tell them your (nail art) secrets.
To get the look: use blue and red gradient foil over black base, finish with a glossy top coat. Here’s a step-by-step how to.
11. Full-on rainbow nails by Evgeniya @laqvid
Yet another version of a Rainbow foil nail design, but this time cover your nails with foil completely for a maximum impact.
To get the look: use rainbow gradient foil over black base, finish with a glossy top coat.
12. Matte stiletto by @chellys_nails
This tentative colour scheme paired with a statement stiletto nail shape has just the right amount of sass. While the chic matte finish brings this nail design to another level.
To get the look: use bright pink or fuchsia nail foil over navy blue base, add rhinestones and finish with a matte top coat.
Now your turn!
Which one from these Foil nail designs is your favorite? Are you keen to experiment with foil?
– Maria, xx
P.S. Looking for some tips on how to work with foil? We’ve got you covered >>> foil nails how to.
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