6 Butterfly Nail Art Ideas to Incorporate Into Your Summer Mani

July 27, 2020
Genesis Rivas
By: Genesis Rivas | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
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We don’t know what it is about them, but butterflies are having a major moment in beauty right now. Butterfly hair clips and butterfly makeup looks have flooded our Instagram feeds, but one of our favorite butterfly-inspired beauty trends is butterfly nail art. Ahead, check out six ways you can rock a butterfly manicure this summer.

A Set of Butterflies

Typically, people like to make their butterfly design the accent of their manicure by applying it on one finger. But @clawsandmore shows us that you can get a whole set of butterflies and still look cute, chic and on trend. The key to not make it look overbearing is to keep the base of your manicure a neutral color, so that butterflies can be the star of the show. Try a pinky nude like Essie Stirring Secrets for a base that’s neutral but still bright. 

Up Close and Personal

Take a page from @deartonii’s book and try recreating a butterfly manicure that’s super detailed. Instead of asking your nail tech to draw the entire butterfly (or doing it yourself because you’re just that talented), try recreating a part of the wing on each finger for a macro effect. 
 

Puzzle Pieces

Get creative and make your butterfly into a matching puzzle piece. Create one side of the butterfly on one finger and the matching side on the finger next to it. Talk about a really great Instagram moment!
 

Make It Matte

When in doubt, you can always keep your butterfly design on a single finger and make the rest of your manicure matte for an elevated look that’s still playful.
 

Stencil It In

You might need to enlist a professional’s help for this one, but the results will be worth it. We also love how @lastylenailsspa paired her butterfly nail art with red lucite nails. It’s giving us a major “I’m cute, but I bite” vibes. 

Ombré Meets Butterflies

An ombré manicure on its own is already a fan favorite amongst all beauty lovers. But when you pair it with a dainty butterfly design, you get something truly stunning. 
 
Photo Courtesy Of:  @__beautybybritt

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