The Prettiest Pearl Manicures for Wedding Season and Beyond

June 14, 2024 logo
By: | by L'Oréal
Pearl Nail Art for Every Occasion

If nails and sparkling crystal decals are a little too kitschy for you, pearls are a great introduction into the world of nail decals. These illustrious gems are simple yet beautiful and can add a special touch to any manicure. So whether you're looking for the perfect bridal nails, want something fun or are trying to stay on top of the 2024 manicure trends, keep reading to find some major Pearl Nails art inspiration, below.

Thank you Simu for your pearl vision! 

Antique Pearls

The popularity of Regency-era shows...we all know what we are talk about... has us yearning for love, nobility, and wealth. If attending a contemporary ball is not an option, you can still infuse some enchantment into your life with a stunning Pearl Nails design. Simply request for your nail specialist to incorporate lace, feather, and pearl accents for a sophisticated and attention-grabbing appearance. Try to incorporate Essie's Imported Bubbly for a luxurious golden beige with a shimmer sheer.

Pearls of the Sea

Incorporate the pearlcore fad into your textured nail designs to craft a stunning set of "Pearl Nails". Emulate this shimmering manicure, which draws inspiration from the gemstones found within oysters. For this look, try Essie's New Arctic Jelly Gloss


Dainty Pearls

Want to spice up your regular French manicure with some pearly vibes? This style is great for brides who want to keep their nails low-key, but still want a touch of sparkle. Start by applying a light pink or nude base coat to your nails. Then, using a thin nail art brush, create a thin white line across the tip of each nail, mimicking the shape of a classic French manicure. Next, add small dabs of a shimmery pearl polish, along the white line to create the illusion of delicate pearls. For an extra touch of elegance, you can also add a few small rhinestones!

Pearly Claws

When you think of pearl nail stickers, you probably imagine them on neutral or light-colored nails. But guess what? They also look bomb with darker shades, like red. Trust me, it's fire.

Pearls can also add an elegant touch to darker nail colors like navy or black. Perfect for a night out or a special occasion, and can easily be dressed up or down. If you're looking for a way to add a bit of luxury to your next manicure, consider adding some pearl nail decals. Not only do pearls look amazing with darker shades, but they also add a glamorous touch to lighter colors like pink or white. They can elevate a simple manicure into a sophisticated and chic look. Plus, they come in a variety of sizes and shapes, allowing for endless possibilities and designs. From small, delicate pearls to larger, statement pieces, there is a pearl for every style. So why not add a touch of elegance to your next nail look with some stunning pearl accents?

Pearls and Gold

For an expensive-looking mani, ask your nail artist to intertwine pearl and gold decals on your nails. The combination of the two colors will give your nails a chic and elegant touch, perfect for any special occasion. You can also recreate this look at home by using gold and pearl nail polishes and a thin nail art brush. Start by painting your nails with a base of gold polish and then add small pearl details on top. Finish off with a high-shine top coat for a polished and sophisticated finish. This intricate design is sure to turn heads and make you feel like royalty. So why not!

Essie on-a-roll Apricot Cuticle Oil

Cuticle Care is Key! 

Don't forget to take care of your cuticles before you start painting. Gently push them back with a cuticle pusher and apply a nourishing cuticle oil to keep them hydrated and healthy like Essie's On-a-Roll Apricot Cutilce oil. This will not only make your manicure look more professional, but it will also help your nails grow stronger and prevent any possible damage. Trust me, a little cuticle care goes a long way in achieving the perfect manicure. 

Now, go ahead and show off your gorgeous Pearlcore nails.

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