You thought that the use of contouring technique is just for chiseling out your cheekbones, jawline and nose to get that Kim-K look?
Well, the glam world is going to prove you wrong!
Looks like the glam world is not going to get over the contouring trend anytime soon because now, this trend has moved on from face contouring (and yes, not forgetting the “abs” contouring) to nails contouring..
Yes you read that right.
The nail contouring trend was first spotted in the New York Fashion Week 2017. But if we go by what the celebrity manicurist Jin Soon Choi told to Cosmopolitan magazine, it seems like the nail contouring trend has been there for a long time. Here is what she said about it, “This is something I used to do when I was young.”
“When I was growing up, my friends and I would not extend the colour to the sides of our nails to make our nails look more elongated."
A pretty cool, easy and quick hack to fake long nails, isn't it?
Women who love to sport long nails get really heartbroken when they have to chop off all of their nails if just one of them breaks. The heartbreak is quite understandable because it takes forever to grow ‘em nails back! This is when the nail contouring trend comes to the rescue.
Want to learn how you can make your nails appear longer with the nail contouring method? We are going to tell you all about it in this post, so keep on reading!
Make Your Nails Appear Longer With This Nail Contouring Trend
Nail Contouring For Long Nails
→ Apply two coats of a light n*ude nail lacquer shade on your nails. We suggest - DeBelle Gel Nail Lacquer in Natural Blush.
→ Once it has dried, take a dark shade of nail lacquer and paint thick horizontal stripes right in the middle of your nails. Use a black or dark maroon shade like Glamorous Garnet.
This can be done with just one dark nail lacquer shade as well, just follow what the manicurist Jin Soon Choi said - paint your nails without extending the colour to the sides of your nails.
In case you want to use multiple colours for a more chic nail art, pick a nail art detailing brush for making the horizontal stripes and draw the strips as close as possible.
This technique will create an illusion of elongated nails and doing it will take you barely a couple of minutes!
With the nail contouring trick, not only you can create a fake illusion of elongated nails, but you can also make your nails’ shape look different.. Without cutting or filing them!
Also Read: Quartz Nails - The New Nail Art Trend
Change Your Nails’ Shape With Nail Contouring Trick
This nail art tutorial by YouTuber JauntyJuli teaches you how to shape your nails with an optical illusion created by the use of just a n*ude nail lacquer shade and black acrylic paint. She has also used nail art rhinestones on two of her nails for a more stylish look.
There are several other nail art designs that you can try for contouring your nails. Like this turquoise blue and green outlined nail art done by Instagram user @cosmetix_byclicks. Just experiment with different designs and show them to your friends, they will be amazed by the illusions!
*Main Image Source - Jin Soon Choi