Looking for fun ways to spruce up your nail game? Look no further than the versatile ombre nail trend that can be easily created from the comfort of your couch. To help you get in on the trend, we’ve rounded up five pretty designs that you can take inspiration from.

Before you pick a trendy design for yourself, here are the tools you will need to do ombre nail at home. For starters, you will need to pick the colours (at least 2) and keep a clear topcoat ready. The tools of this trade will be a nail sponge, plastic sheets and toothpicks (to clean up the edges or add swirls). The sponge will help you get the desired gradient. Use a sleek brush dipped in acetone to clean up the mess. Finish off with a couple of topcoats to even out the surface and you’re done!

As for the styles you can create with this technique, scroll down to take your pick(s)...

 

01. French ombre

01. French ombre

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Add an ombre twist to your classic French manicure by creating a gradient using blush pink on the nail bed and white on the tips. You can use the Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Gloss Nail Color - Rose Crush and the Lakme Absolute Gel Stylist Nail Color to recreate this look.

 

02. Rainbow ombre

02. Rainbow ombre

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These rainbow nails are perfect for the upcoming festive and shaadi season. They will pair well with your colourful lehengas and anarkalis. Plus, it will save you the hassle of applying a different polish to go with your multiples outfits.

 

03. Ombre drip

03. Ombre drip

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The idea with a drip ombre style is to use a shade of the colour on the tip of the nail to create a dripping effect. You can use the Lakme Absolute Gel Stylist Nail Color - Taxi to recreate this minimal yet lovely manicure.

 

04. Glitter ombre

04. Glitter ombre

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Wanna make your ombre nails festive appropriate? Try glitter nails. This is super easy to recreate. Simply apply a glitter nail paint like the Lakme Color Crush Nail Art T3 on the tip of your nails and lightly smudge it downwards with your finger to create an ombre effect. Easy-peasy, ain’t it?

 

05. Blended gradient

05. Blended gradient

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The best part about this ombre trend is that it looks good on all nail lengths. The light pink to dark pink fade is simple yet stunning. Use the Lakme Absolute Gel Stylist Nail Color in Pink Diamond and Marshmallow to recreate this look.

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