How to Create Sequin Nail Art Like a Pro Manicurist at HomeMay 11, 2020
How to Apply Sequin Nail Art
STEP 1: Apply Base Coat
Start by applying a base coat of your choice. This can be a clear polish, or any color you please. Apply a regular or matte top coat on top. Essie Matte About You makes for a great contrasting finish underneath your sequin sparkles.
STEP 2: Choose Your Sequins
There are tons of different types of sequins to consider — from actual craft glitter sequins to confetti and more. We recommend using cosmetic glitter, like theNYX Professional Makeup Shaped Glitter. These flecks come in two shapes: hearts (aptly named Cosmic Love) and stars (Electro).
STEP 3: Dip Your Sequins in Nail Glue or Clear Acrylic
Applying your sequins requires two tools: nail glue or clear acrylic, and a tiny nail brush. Simply dip your brush in the adhesive, pick up your sequin and tap it onto the nail delicately. For a step by step tutorial, check out this video by Nails Magazine.
STEP 4: Finish With a Top Coat
To really lock in your sequins, finish the nail off with a top coat. We recommend using the Essie Gel-Setter Top Coat to make sure your flecks stay in place.
Now that you’ve got the basics down, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite looks for you to try at home, ahead.