These French Moon Manis Will Send You to Outer Space and Back

December 07, 2021
Alanna Martine Kilkeary
By: Alanna Martine Kilkeary | by L'Oréal
french moon manicure

Give us a twist on the typical French manicure and we’ll be the first in line to try the trend. One of our favorite out-of-the-box takes on the classic style is the French moon mani — where a half moon and French tip come together for the ultimate eye-catching nail look. We scoured social media for the best French moon manis out there, and rounded up five that will get you obsessed with the trend, too. 

Multi-Colored Moon

This stunning French moon mani combines bright colors and black polish for a truly elevated (yet fun!) look. Start with a black base, let it dry, and paint on half moons and french tips with colors of your choice. We love the contrasting, poppy finish.

Pastel Moon

Go light and airy with this pretty French moon mani that features pastel orange, yellow, green and lilac. The mixing and matching of these shades make the overall look much more interesting and graphic.

Silver Moon

Want to try a French moon mani with a more subtle feel? Try this silvery look that combines a natural nail, a silver tip and a silver half moon. The look is neutral enough to go with any outfit — but will catch the light and add a little bit of sparkle at every turn.

silver french moon manicure

Black Moon

This negative space-meets-French-moon-mani is a must try if you want a vampy nail finish. Use a neutral pink polish to enhance your natural nail color, and layer on black square tips and black half moons to complete the look.

Outlined Moon

Take your french moon mani to the next level with this outlined look. Start with a natural base and black french tip, then go in with a tiny nail brush and white polish to outline half moons on each nail. Finally, outline the inner tip with a corresponding thin white line to complete the mani.

Photo: Betina Goldstein of @betina_goldstein

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