Nail Arts

Cool ways to do your nails ~ Brown Gradient Nails

Hey everyone. Hope your day is going great. Do you wonder if there are cool ways to do your nails? Well, yeah, I have one easy and different way to get pretty nails at home. I like to try various techniques to do nail art. I did this brown gradient nails using eyeshadow pigments. I loved the effect it showed off. You can notice how nicely the eyeshadow pigments created transition for this Nail Design.

Cool ways to do your nails

Items and Tools I Used

  • Base Coat
  • Brown Acrylic Paint
  • Burgundy Eyeshadow Pigments
  • Shimmery Copper Nail Polish
  • Gold Glitter Nail Polish
  • Foil Glue
  • Flat Nail Art Brush
  • A fluffy brush to apply the pigments
  • Top Coat

How I did the Nail Design

Start by applying base coat nail polish on your nails and let it dry. Before putting any product on the nails, you must layer it with base coat polish. Base Coat protects the natural nails from harmful chemicals and helps your manicure to stay longer.

Paint your nails with the Shimmery Copper Nail Polish. I have two coats on my nails. Once the nails are dry, Make french manicure using the Brown Acrylic Paint and Flat Brush. I used brown acrylic paint to do the nail tips. As I said, I like to experiment! You can totally use a brown polish. Make sure the paint/polish is fully dry before moving forward with the nail design. If you plan to use acrylic paint, then cover the tip with a layer of top coat polish for further decoration and let it dry.

But if you want to do french manicure without tip guide, I feel acrylic paint has advantages over nail polish. If something goes wrong or you don’t get the perfect shape, you can simply wash it with water and retry. The flat brush does a nice job in getting a clean manicure line.

Apply a thin coat of foil glue on the manicure line. The foil glue I used, dries clear in couple of minutes. Pick small amount of eyeshadow pigment on a fluffy brush and gently tap it over the glued area. Apply a layer of top coat over the pigments to blend it well with the colors. Once it is dry, you will see the perfect transition. Add some gold glitter polish and seal the whole design with Top Coat.

See the video tutorial for a clear idea

Check out my YouTube Channel for more Nail Art Tutorials.

Hope you liked this idea of using eyeshadow pigment for nails. Check this Cute Barbie Pink Nails design which I did using eyeshadow pigment. Share your thoughts on this technique in the comment box below. I would be happy to hear from you 🙂

Enjoy and Thank you for stopping by. Don’t forget to check my Nail Art section for more awesome Nail Art Tutorials!




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  1. Good tutorial nice and easy to follow. I used to do my nails a lot but lately I can’t seem to find the time and when I do it’s a rush and I smudge my fingers. What do you recommend me to do to avoid this issue? Plus the nail polish doesn’t seem to last long, so it’s a lot of work for a short period of time enjoying it.

    1. Hi Ana, first thing I will suggest is to use a base coat. It will help in spreading the the polish evenly and the base coat will prevent the nail and help retaining polish for longer duration.

  2. I’ve seen the video. It sure is a lot of work. But I have to say that the manicure is very nice. Love it!

    1. Thanks Cathy. Glad that you liked it.

  3. Very creative! Am definitely going to pass this onto a few friends of mine that like to do their own nails!

    1. Thanks Bonnie for the like and referral.

  4. this article is very nice. My wife would actually love this so I will recommend her to this. Great information, thank you 🙂

    1. Thanks Alex.

  5. I have liked you other designs better. I can’t see the little bobbles on these. I will be back though because I know you always have some awesome designs

    1. Thanks Debra for the comment. I will surely come up with better design and hope to impress you.

  6. hi Demi!
    Very pretty manicure! I do love me some glitter so I like this one 🙂 The transition is very subtle, I am not sure I would caught it right away. But I do like the tones you used as they vary depending on the light. And using eye shadow is pretty creative!

    1. Thanks Emily. Glad that you liked it. I like experimenting with nail art. This is one of such idea 🙂

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