Nail polishes are available in many shades. In order not to be mistaken when choosing the colour, we must not forget that the varnish is an integral part of its outfit. The red colour, very feminine and timeless, is a great classic. To reinforce the power of this shade, choose a tone identical to that of your lipstick. The pink or beige transparent varnish is natural and easy to wear.

On the contrary, if you want to draw attention to your hands or feet, you can opt for a dark-coloured varnish (plum, purple, or even black). But many other colours are available, from the flashiest to the wisest. The more daring will even dare to apply varnishes of different colours.

If you wear polish on your hands and feet, you don’t have to choose the same shade. Indeed, mismatched varnishes are in fashion: clear red and coral varnish, pink and blue varnish or green and orange varnish can be harmoniously combined. And yes, they protect the nail from damages. That is for sure.

The Varnish Finishes

The classic varnish with no particular effect is cream varnish. He puts the colour forward. To go further, you can opt for the matte varnish, which removes all the shine from the manicure. On the contrary, some varnishes play with light. This is particularly the case with metallic varnish. It is made up of small particles that reflect light. It is therefore particularly suitable for giving a boost of shine to grey or gold varnish. The holographic varnish also reflects the light but with a rather fascinating rainbow effect. Finally, the multichrome varnish changes colour depending on the angle of the light.

A Varnish For Every Use

Polishes are beauty products, but some are formulated to meet a specific need for care. Thus, the topcoat is a transparent varnish that ensures a perfect hold of the coloured varnish it covers. It sometimes gives an effect to the nail, as with the glitter topcoat. The base coat acts as a protective layer on the nail. Indeed, certain varnishes, particularly those of red, tend to yellow the nail when used frequently. Finally, other varnishes constitute genuine care for the treatment of the nail. They help repair brittle, ridged or too thin nails.

Tip: Do you spend your holidays by the sea? The varnish waterproof is recommended because it is more resistant to saltwater.

How To Apply Your Nail Polish?

The successful application of nail polish requires preparatory work. The first step is to file your nails. The file always goes in the same direction because the back and forth movements tend to weaken the nail. You can give the desired shape to your nail: the rounded shape is the most classic, the oval nails refine the fingers and the squares require more maintenance. Using a nail fortifier is therefore recommended in the latter case. Finally, almond-shaped nails work well for long nails. It is also ideal for applying nail art.

After filing, you must push back the cuticles to free the nail as much as possible. To make this easier, you can use an emollient nail gel or a cuticle cutter.

Then move on to laying the base. A thin layer is sufficient. The varnish itself is usually applied in two coats. The first layer allows delimiting the installation zone, the second coming to intensify the colour.

Specific Manicures

The French manicure consists of decorating only the tip of the nail, generally with white varnish. To clearly delimit the area to be varnished, it is possible to purchase specific stickers. A touch of topcoat applied all over the nail provides the finish. You can opt for a black varnish or for small drawings to stick once the manicure is finished for more originality.