Stained Glass Nail Art Designs to Bring With You to Your Next Mani Appointment

February 26, 2020
Genesis Rivas
By: Genesis Rivas | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
Stained Glass Nail Art Designs to Bring With You to Your Next Mani Appointment
Whether you’re someone who sticks to nude shades only or the type of person who loves a fully designed acrylic set, you’ll stan stained glass nail art. We stumbled upon this trending manicure on Instagram and it was love at first sight. The manicure is inspired by beautiful stained glass mosaics and often incorporates a series of different colors and shapes outlined in black. There’s no denying it’s intricate to create if you’re planning to DIY, but this manicure is so good we promise it’s worth the effort. So before you head into your next nail appointment or roll out your at-home manicure tools, make sure to scroll through these stained glass nail art looks for ultimate inspiration. 

Stained Glass Roses
This is the original picture we saw that made us fall head-over-heels in love with stained glass manicures. We love how @JessicaWashick gave the roses and leaves the spotlight by not filling in the other shapes in the mosaic. 

Blue Stained Nails
The best part about stained glass manicures is the customizability. Whether you decide to do a full manicure or choose accent nails like this blue variation here, there are no rules. 

Stained Glass Windows 
@CandyNailBar got it right on the money with this manicure. It instantly reminds us of the beautiful designs we spot on the windows of churches worldwide.

Ombré Stained Nails 
Instead of going the traditional route, make your stained glass manicure an ombré and choose whatever hues your heart desires. Try doing two accent nails like this version, or ombré your full set for a playful look. 

Rainbow Stained Nails
What do you do when you can’t decide on a color or specific design for your stained glass manicure? You just go with all of them, of course. Outline your shapes in a black nail polish and then use a very thin and pointed manicure brush to paint inside the shapes. 

Stained Glitter 
Everything's better with a little glitter and shine, especially stained glass nails. We’re obsessed with @nessasnails9 design for the captivating glitter shades used to make the mani appear reflective and bright. Don’t be afraid to take the look up a notch by adding rhinestones. 

Acrylic Stained Nails
If you’re an acrylic fan, don’t worry. You can still rock a stained glass manicure with your long claws. If anything, all it means is that there is more surface area on which to add stunning shapes and designs.