7 Cute and Patriotic Fourth of July Nail Art Ideas

July 01, 2021
Caitlyn Martyn
By: Caitlyn Martyn | Makeup.com by L'Oréal

The Fourth of July is not only one of our fave summer holidays to spend poolside or on the beach, but it’s the perfect excuse to go all out in the beauty department with festive makeup and nail art. If you’re looking for inspo for the latter, we’ve got you covered. We rounded up our favorite patriotic nail art looks with stars, stripes and, obviously, lots of red, white and blue for the holiday weekend. 

Let Freedom Bling 

As seen in this nail look by @yourgirlvee, Fourth of July nail art doesn’t have to be complicated. The black polish paired with red, white and blue sparkles resembles a festive firework display against a summer night’s sky.

Stars Sans Stripes

Keep things minimal — while still paying homage to the national holiday — with blue and white stars atop a neutral polish, like Essie Bare With Me

All of the Stripes

Put an American twist on the classic French manicure by layering red and blue nail polish on the tips instead of the usual white. Copy @Aliciatnails’s two-tone look with Essie Forever Yummy and Essie Boots on Broadway.

Matte and Minimalistic 

Show your patriotism in an understated way with a matte manicure like this one by @lovebystephdeity. We love how the American flag accent nail stands out against the rest of the matte black polish.

Star Spangled Manicure 

Amp up an all-white manicure with an accent nail covered in blue and red stars. Simply outline the shape of a star with blue or red nail polish and seal in your designs with a clear topcoat, like Essie No Chips Ahead.

Baby, You’re a Firecracker 

No summer barbecue is complete without a refreshing frozen dessert. Make like @Karanailedit and paint tiny red, white and blue firecracker ice pops — you know the ones — onto your fingernails for a look that’s both adorable and right on theme.
Photo: Hang Nguyen, @thehangedit

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