We love it when an already established beauty trend shows off its long legs and stays for more than one occasion! For instance, the rainbow nail trend was ushered in with the Pride Month but has managed to still remain popular with nail art enthusiasts. Given that you are bound to see more rainbows during the monsoons also makes for good timing for this trend to be demanding attention.
There are so many more ways to do the rainbow nail trend than what can be counted on your fingers - and there are the ones that are oh-so-cool right now!
1. Sorbet swirls
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We love when cute, swirly patterns are combined with nail art — they give out such retro yet modern vibes! Don’t worry about keeping the lines clean when it comes to creating this work of art. Apply a nude colour as the base and bring out your fun and vibrant nail paint colours to create distinctive rainbow swirls of your own!
2. Playful in pastel
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Pastel nail colours look oh-so-pretty and are the perfect way to brighten up a dull and gloomy monsoon day. Paint your nails in fun colours of pastel to add an element of fun to your manicure and wait for the compliments to flow in.
3. Rainbow French tips
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Give the classic French manicure a modern twist by switching the white with vibrant rainbow hues. We love how colours are painted keeping popular mnemonic ‘VIBGYOR’ in mind: violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange and red — the sequence of hues that make up the beautiful rainbow. Don’t forget to swipe on some glossy top coat for a ridiculously professional finish.
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Combining two trendy looks in one — marble rainbow nails are a fun way to use ink paints to create this eye-catching nail art masterpiece. Here are some hacks to help you with marble nails — whether you are a beginner or an expert, they can always come in handy!
5. Artsy charm
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It might seem obvious to wear the rainbow nail trend with an actual rainbow drawn on, but add some cute clouds and bold colour to the mix and you have yourself a lovely manicure that's sure to fetch compliments all season long.
Main images courtesy: @nailsbymegankathleen, @conjuredclaws
Written by Sumona Bose on Aug 11, 2020
Sumona Bose is a writer, skincare junkie and a self-professed makeup connoisseur. Equipped with a Master's degree in Fashion Management and over 3 years of experience writing in the beauty and fashion space, her passion for learning new things has no bounds. Working closely with dermatologists, beauty excerpts, makeup artists and hairstylists, she brings you the best of all things beauty. From trending skincare ingredients to makeup looks that help you slay, she manages to bring something new (and vital!) to our readers every single time. Her hobbies include home workouts, watching foreign films and binge-watching makeover shows!