How to Create A Nude-To-Pink Gradient

There's more than one way to perfect the color gradient. Here, Los Angeles-based nail tech Chaun Peth (aka @chaunlegend on Instagram) shows how he executed the shade shift using a bottle brush.

Steps:

 

Step 1:

Prep the nail and apply gel base coat and cure. Then, apply a thin coat of nude gel polish and cure.

Step 2:

Apply a second thin coat of nude gel polish to ¾ of the nail, stopping just before the tip. Do not cure.

Step 3:

Apply a thin layer of pink gel polish to the tip of the nail.

Step 4:

Using light pressure, gently move the bottle brush up and down in short vertical strokes at the point where the nude and pink gel
polish meet. As you swipe the brush up and down, simultaneously move the brush across the nail to achieve a seamless blend. When you reach the desired gradient effect, cure. For an opaque look, repeat Steps 3-4. To finish, apply gel top coat and cure.

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