These Mineral-Inspired Nail Art Looks Are Mesmerizing

July 10, 2020
Genesis Rivas
By: Genesis Rivas | by L'Oréal
mineral inspired nail art

We’ve been captivated by the swirly designs and luxe finish of a marble manicure since the first time we laid eyes on the look on Instagram. Lately we’ve been seeing another nail art trend that’s inspired by the marble finish and is equally alluring. Introducing mineral and gemstone-inspired nail art. Whether you’re in a state where nail salons are reopening or you’re still practicing social distancing and want to try it at home, check out these six mineral nail art designs for major inspo. 

Jade Nails

Ever heard of jade rolling? The cult-favorite skin-care tool has now been transformed into a luxe manicure. This mani created by is beautiful and soft. We also love how she made it matte. You can do the same by adding a mattifying top coat, like the Essie Matte About You.


Chalcedony is a type of gemstone that resembles a crystal but can have notes of yellow or muted greens. To create this look for yourself, try using  Essie Nail Polish in As If, which is a periwinkle blue that resembles the main color of chalcedony.

Marble Nails

Marble nails are the manicure trend that started it all. Go the traditional route by creating a black and white marble design with pops of gold reflex.


If sticking with one mineral isn’t your style or seems limiting, choose them all. We love how @clarahnails infused a variety of different minerals into this manicure.


@ka_yee_or created a mineral masterpiece inspired by fluorite. The forest green hues mixed with lighter green swirls is so rich and dynamic. We also are obsessed with the nail jewelry addition, which offers the perfect statement finger.

Dipped in Gold

Take your mineral manicure and dip it in gold glitter, like Kirstan Hart. The results are nothing short of ethereal.

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