How to Create Flawless Sunset-Inspired Color Gradient Nails

Los Angeles-based tech Sabella Snyder also known as @sweetbcreations on Instagram is known for her flawless color gradient designs. Here, she shares her technique on how to execute a color blend for a sunset-inspired look.

Steps:

 

Step 1:

1 Prep the nail and apply gel base coat. Cure. Then, apply one coat of white gel polish and cure. (Note: White polish enhances the vibrancy of lighter polish shades). Next, apply fuchsia gel polish to the top 1/3 of the nail. Do not cure.

Step 2:

Apply orange gel polish to the center of the nail, making sure the color does not meet the fuchsia gel polish. Then, use the gel polish brush to push the orange gel polish toward the fuchsia gel polish. (Note: Pushing the gel polish colors to meet will help prevent color contamination on your gel polish bottle brushes.) Do not cure.

Step 3:

Repeat Step 2 with yellow gel polish.

Step 4:

Hold a detail brush perpendicular to the client’s nail. Using light pressure, gently move the detail brush left to right and right to left at the point where the two colors meet. As you swipe the brush from side to side, simultaneously move the brush up and down to achieve a seamless blend. Cure. Apply the color gel polish again, repeating Steps 1-4. Finish with gel top coat and cure.

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