Here’s a Brilliant Trick to Paint a Perfect French Manicure Every Time

There are so many inventive, creative and exciting nail art designs out there, but if you have a job interview, a wedding, or a formal event to go to, there’s one classic look you should consider above all others: the French manicure! This traditional look is classic and fresh all at once, helping you to look put-together without too much flashiness.

This lovely look can seem a little tricky, but it’s about to get a lot easier thanks to Cute Polish. She’s showing us a slightly different way of doing it that gives you the perfect French in nearly no time and without awful smudging.

So to anyone who thinks they have to spend $40 for the perfect French, think again! After watching this easy tutorial, you’ll have a perfect, elegant manicure every time.

Start with a base coat on just the tips of your natural nails; you’re doing this to protect your natural nail. In this tutorial, you’ll truly only be painting a thicker coat of polish on these tips, so they’re the part of the nail that needs the most protection. If you’d be more comfortable applying your base to your entire nail, that’s fine as well.

Next, you’ll want to paint the white tip of your nail to create the signature look. This might be what you’re anticipating will be the most stressful part, but not with this technique.

Paint the tip of your nail white, without worry about it being too perfect. You’ll dip a small brush in nail polish remover and, right after you’re painted the tips white, use this brush to create a clean curve along the tip of your nail.

For any smaller mishaps, use a toothpick or a thin brush dipped in nail polish remover. You can also use these smaller tools to fill in white where there are any obvious gaps on your tips.

To learn the last two crucial steps, make sure you watch the Cute Polish video below! Trust us, once you can give yourself salon-quality manis right at home, you’ll be happy to did.

What do you think of this easy DIY French manicure? Do you have another technique for perfecting this classic look? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.