Looking to add a touch of romance and femininity to your nail game? Blush nails are the perfect way to do just that! This Korean-inspired trend has been gaining popularity in recent years, with its soft, subtle gradient of pink hues creating a look that is both understated and sophisticated. Whether you prefer a classic nude-pink shade or something with a bit more sparkle, there’s a blush nail design out there that’s perfect for you. In this post, we’ll be sharing 10 of our favorite blush nail designs to help you get inspired and add a little bit of blush to your life.
Table of Contents
- How to Make Korean Blush Nails
- Heart Blush Nails
- Blue Blush Nails
- 3D Decorated Blush Nails
- Hot Pink Blush Nails
- Sparkle Blush Nails
- Blush Jelly Nails
- French Manicure Blush Nails
- Matte Blush Nails
- Buy Blush Nail Supplies
- More Nail Art Inspiration
How to Make Korean Blush Nails
Korean blush nails are a new trend in minimal nail design. This concept uses actual blush powders to add some color in the center of the nail and is inspired by the Douyin blush method for make up, where you have a healthy rosy blush effect like you’ve just come in from the cold. That’s why this trend is also sometimes referred to as cold girl nails.
Douyin is the Korean name for TikTok and this trend has been blowing up on everyone’s Tiktok FYP lately, both for the face and now for blush nails.
So, get ready to blush with the Korean-inspired blush nails!
To achieve this gorgeous look, start with a sheer base coat, use light pink shades, nude or a subtle white base.
Then add a pop of color by dabbing on some actual blush or a pink eyeshadow using a small eyeshadow brush onto the center of each nail.
Then, the next step is to seal the deal by applying another coat of the base shade to blend everything together seamlessly.
The end result is gorgeous rose blush nails with rosy soft spots of blush from the center of each nail.
Now that we’ve talked about the basic idea of Korean blush nails, here are a few cute ways to mix it up, and jump on some of the latest nail trends
Heart Blush Nails
With this variation, use the same technique as above with a small brush to add your blush in the center of the nail, but at the end of the process you’re going to add a small white heart to each nail.
Have this done at the nail salon if you prefer to work with nail technicians to get a more precise end result.
You can mix this up with other details like bows or small diamantés.
Blue Blush Nails
If you’re not such a fan of rosy hues, you can replicate this nail trend using shades of blue to create your own icicle nails which is a spin off of the Korean blush nails trend, using tones of blue.
3D Decorated Blush Nails
If minimal is not your thing, you can use the blush nails as a starting point to create something more intricate and detailed that still fits within the trend.
Hot Pink Blush Nails
You don’t need to use red blush, mix things up by using a brighter shade of pink to create an end result which is a little brighter and more vibrant, if hot pink nails is more you.
Sparkle Blush Nails
Add some glitter or sparkle to the end result of your Korean blush nails, if you prefer sparkle designs.
This can be done over the entire nail, or on the tips, with fine glitter, bigger glitter pieces or even diamantés
Blush Jelly Nails
Korean jelly nails is another big trend right now in nail design. You can combine some super cute kawaii characters and designs with your blush nails.
French Manicure Blush Nails
Complete the basic blush nail design tutorial as we explained, then simply add white tips for your French manicure.
Matte Blush Nails
Use a matte nail polish for a different end result.
Buy Blush Nail Supplies
If you prefer, you can buy blush nail designs sets as press on nails. Here are a few of the options available to buy on Etsy (affiliate)
The basic Korean nail style is perfect for a minimalist or clean girl aesthetic, and as you can see there are so many ways to mix it up and make it your own.
All of these styles can be made on your natural nail using gel polish.
We hope you’ve enjoyed exploring our top 10 blush nail designs and that you’re feeling inspired to try out this stunning trend for yourself. Whether you’re looking for a soft and subtle look or something a bit bolder, there’s a blush nail design out there for everyone.
So why not grab your favorite nail polish and give it a try? With a little bit of practice and creativity, you can create a gorgeous blush nail look that’s perfect for any occasion. So get ready to blush, beauties, and show off your stunning new blush manicures!
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More Nail Art Inspiration
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