Nail Art Tutorial: Gradation Nails
Hello lovelies! This is going to be my first nail art tutorial, and I’m very excited to show you how to create gradation nails. It’s super easy to achieve, and yet it can be applied to many different designs. There might be different and better ways of making gradation, but me being not a professional nail artist means that this is a very easy way!
What I used
• Paul & Joe /011
*Translucent colours work best for the gradation effect, but you can use pretty much any nail polish as long as it’s very light in texture, and not matte. My choice of polish is lilac with pearly shimmer; it’s not translucent, but it works because it’s very light.
1) Apply a thin coat of nail polish all over the nail. 2) Apply thin second coat on 4/5 of the nail.
3) Apply thin third coat on 3/5 of the nail. 4) Apply thin fourth coat on 2/5 of the nail.
5) Apply thick fifth coat on tips of the nail. 6) Apply a thick top coat. The uneven lines will be smoothed by this, like in the picture.
This is how the gradation looks on my real nails.
If you’re in a hurry or your nail polish has thicker texture, you can do as little as three coats to create the gradation (I’ve done four coats on my real nails).
The tips for creating perfect gradation are: 1) always apply thin coats, 2) smooth the lines with top coat. Yes, that’s it. Easy, isn’t it? Hope you enjoyed the tutorial!