The Prettiest Pearl Manicures for Wedding Season and Beyond

April 15, 2022
Mary Honkus
By: Mary Honkus | by L'Oréal
Pearl Nail Art for Every Occasion

If nail stickers 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 2022 manicure trends, keep reading to find some major pearl nail art inspiration, below. 

Antique Pearls

Regency-era dramas on TV have us dreaming about romance, royalty and riches. If you can’t go to a modern day ball, bring some of the magic to life with your next mani. Ask your nail tech to add lace, feather and pearl details for an elegant and eye-catching look.

Pearls of the Sea

Combine textured nail art with the pearlcore trend by recreating this iridescent mani that was inspired by pearls found inside oysters.

Dainty Pearls

Upgrade your typical French manicure with pearly details. This look is perfect for brides who want to keep their nails simple, but still want a little bling.

Pearly Claws

When you think of pearl nail decals, manis with neutral or pastel bases probably come to mind. @klawzbykota proves that pearls look great with deeper colors, like red, with this striking manicure.

Pearls and Gold

For an expensive-looking mani, ask your nail artist to intertwine pearl and gold decals on your nails. Play up the look like @theemmzie did here by wearing gold and pearl jewelry to match.
Photo: @theemmzie

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