How-To: Minimal Double French Nail Art

Double French Nail Art

Minimalism is a huge trend in beauty at the moment and this double-tipped, negative space nail art puts a modern twist on a classic French manicure. Essie Canada’s Lead Nail Artist and Global Lead Educator, Rita Remark, created this look just for us. Keep scrolling to see exactly how she did it!

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  • Step 1
  • Step 1

    Start off with a clear base coat, like essie First Base to ensure your manicure stays put.

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  • Step 2
  • Step 2

    Create a thick French tip with Go Go Geisha, a soft, muted pink. If free-handing a perfect French tip is too challenging, Rita recommends making short strokes towards the free edge of the nail, connecting them side-by-side.

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    Use a brush soaked with a bit of acetone to tidy up the bottom edge for a clean, smooth line.

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  • Step 4
  • Step 4

    Next, take Kimono-Over, a rich purple, on a striping brush to create a skinny line at the very tip of the nail.

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  • Step 5
  • Step 5

    For an added touch, Rita marked an accent nail on each hand with a simple dot of Kimono-Over.

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  • Step 6

    Apply a glossy top coat like essie No Chips Ahead to seal your design in, making sure you cap the free edge well to preserve the tip!

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  • Finished!
  • Finished!

    Good luck re-creating this modern twist on a classic manicure.

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