Lip gloss nails have become quite the phenomenon on TikTok lately. For a long time now, TikTok has been an arbiter when it comes to beauty trends. From skincare to makeup to hair, users are always sharing tricks and tutorials. Trends are revived from past eras of fashion and restyled. It’s no huge surprise then that the newest nail trend would come from the video sharing app. But what are lip gloss nails, and how do you achieve this look? Here is everything you need to know about the TikTok trend, along with some other trendy nail styles to try.
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What Are Lip Gloss Nails?
Lip gloss nails are nails coloured pink and nude shades that have a glossy shine effect. The trend has been linked to early 2000s fashion, where a similar nail look was in style. They are similar to the glazed donut nails that have also recently become popular, only they’re a bit more sheer. The look can also incorporate sparkles of different varieties or an ombre effect. Different variations on the friend add unique styles, just like the varying types of lip gloss.
How To Get Lip Gloss Nails
Contrary to what the name might lead you to believe, the lip gloss nail trend doesn’t actually involve putting lip gloss on your nails. It simply replicates the look of lip gloss by using nude and pink shades of gel nail polish that have the same kind of shine effect.
To get this look at home, start by cleaning, buffing and filing your nails. You can add extensions if you like, or simply work with your natural nails. Choose a colour ranging from a nude shade to a brighter pink and apply a coat. Applying a second coat can help your nails last longer. Then, go in with a high-gloss top coat to finish the look off.
If you don’t feel like doing the look yourself, you can also have it done at a nail salon. Simply let them know you’re going for the lipgloss effect, and show them photos of what you’re after.
Other Nail Looks To Try For Spring
There are a number of other looks that have been taking off lately. So, if you’re looking to try something else, you can go for velvet nails, also known as cat-eye nails, a look that highlights light colours in a dramatic pattern. Or, you can go for some classic floral nail art for the season.
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