Ombré and gradient manicures are always my go to when I’m drawing a nail art blank. They are simple and easy to do but sometimes you just can’t get the blend you want, so, in this post I’ll be showing you how to get the perfect ombré/gradient manicure!

One product that is a staple in my nail art kit is Magique’s Second Skin Liquid Latex Barrier. This acts as a barrier around the nail to help keep your skin and cuticles free from polish. It’s also rose scented, which is great since it masks the typical fishy latex smell. I love how fast it dries and really reduces the mess that can happen when doing ombré or gradient manicures!

To create such a good blend, it’s best to use colors that go well together. I like to search up some color wheels to help me determine which ones I want to use. Also, shades that are part of the same color work amazing, along with blending a color to black or white.

The makeup sponges I use are basic ones found at Rite Aid, CVS, etc. I apply a decent amount of polish to the sponge then let it soak a little. Then, I sponge onto the nail in a small stippling motion. It may take two or three coats to get the look you want. You can also use acrylic crafting paint to achieve a great ombré look since paint blends a lot easier.

Once I finish my layers, I peel off the liquid latex and clean up any excess polish on the nail with a brush and polish remover. To keep my nails hydrated and healthy, I use Magique’s Vitale Cuticle Pen which contains jojoba, olive, and grape seed oil, along with vitamin A and E. This product is so convenient since it’s a pen so you can throw it in your purse, keep it in your car, or at your desk.

Watch my video tutorial to see how to get the perfect ombré/gradient manicure!

Let me know if you decided to try out any of these tips to getting the perfect ombré/gradient manicure!

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored my Magique. Some links may be affiliate links.

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