After each manicure session, you sit in that chair at the salon wondering which nail colour or art to opt for. While there’s no dearth of nail art ideas, very few of them can be worn around without looking OTT (or childish). If you’re a manicure buff, you’d know what we’re talking about.

But fret not! The latest and probably one of the prettiest nail trends we’ve seen in a long time is the cuticle shadow trend. Over the years, women have gotten pretty creative with the use of highlighter. But have you ever tried putting it on your hands? Well, that’s exactly what the cuticle shadow trend is all about.

Eun Kyung Park from South Korea came up with this totally doable, simple and sophisticated nail trend that involves dabbing a little highlighter on the skin below the cuticles to give it a dazzling effect. Here’s some inspiration to get you started.

 

Bedazzled

Bedazzled

The nail art in itself might be a little too much for some women but the use of highlighter on the fingers is such a genius idea! Get your favourite nail art done in the colour scheme of pink or purple and dust some highlighter on your fingers for a dazzling glow.

 

Subtle highlight

Subtle highlight

The best thing about the cuticle shadow trend is that you don’t have to get a manicure appointment each time you want to try on this look. Apply your favourite pastel nail colour in a matte, glossy or glittery finish and then dab some highlighter, voila!

 

Extended shadow

Extended shadow

We have already started to spot some variations of this stunning nail trend. While the original idea limits the use of highlighter only around the cuticle area, some extra highlighter never caused any harm, did it? So, go ahead and apply it all over your fingers and let ‘em glow!

 

OTT shadow

OTT shadow

Another way to wear the cuticle shadow trend is by using highlighter to create small chunky drops. Pair it with a subtle nail colour or go OTT as shown in the picture, the choice is yours! 

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