The 'Lip Gloss Nail' Trend Is Poised To Take Over This Year

Our nails have been on quite the journey with recent trends. From the glazed donut nail trend to bright and bold hues, our nails have seen plenty of love recently. While it's true that many of the recent nail trends have gravitated towards artistic trends, there's a soft spot still for minimalist and subtle nails. Minimalist nails have become increasingly popular as people seek simple and elegant designs that complement any outfit or occasion. Additionally, this trend has gained popularity due to its versatility, as it can be worn in both casual and formal settings.

One subtle nail trend comes from the inspiration of another trending beauty product: lip gloss. While this trend has nothing to do with an actual lip gloss, it does gather inspiration from its dewiness. The lip gloss nail consists of applying an almost entirely sheer nude pink or brown nail polish with a top coat filled with extra shine. The idea is to mimic the look of glossy, shiny lips that only lip gloss can give you. To best get this trend, opt for nail polish in a hue close to that of your nail bed. The versatility of this nail look will not only look beautiful in any situation or event but also have you matching with your favorite lip gloss.

As nude as possible

The key to a good lip gloss nail is to choose a nail polish as close to the color of your nail bed as possible. Your best bet for finding the ideal shade to complete this look is looking within the sheer pinks and brown nudes. Getting a close enough shade will give you more of a glossy look once you finish your manicure with a glossy top coat. To get a glossy top coat, simply add a few coats of a high-shine top coat to give your nails some extra shine.

A glaze-like finish

It's no secret that there are various types of lip glosses out there to rock. Like shimmery lip gloss, you can always add glaze to your lip gloss look for an edgier interpretation of this trend. If you aren't done with the glazed donut trend, adding some of that same shimmer to this trend is the perfect way to transition out of the previous nail trend. If you want to lean into the shimmery lip gloss look, simply add some transparent shimmer to bare nails and finish with a high-shine top coat. This combination will give you the perfect shimmery lip gloss look.

No-color no problem

It can be challenging to find the perfect nail polish color to complete this look; however, that's no reason you can't get your glossy nails. Instead of going with a nail polish color that doesn't entirely fit the trend, opt for creating this look on your bare nails. Not only will this cut down the time it takes for you to get your glossy nails, but it will also ensure you get an authentic lip gloss manicure. Before adding your shiny top coat, always style and shape your nails to get the exact look you want.

Let your nails shine

Lip gloss is one of the most fun beauty products to use because of its shine, shimmer, and playfulness. Translate this same feeling to your nails by adding a sizeable amount of shimmer before adding your top coat. The key to adding a significant amount of shimmer is by adding multiple coats of transparent shimmer polish. While it might not be the easiest nail to take off, it will give you the brightest effect of all.

Add a little hint of ombre

Lips can be a beautiful and multi-toned body part. Just as our lips sometimes can appear to be various shades, our nails can reflect this coloring. Add the slightest hit of an ombre to your nails to give yourself another variation of the lip gloss trend. The best colors to ombre with would be whites, nudes, pinks, or browns. Apply the smallest and lightest amount of a different color to your nails to keep everyone around you deciphering your exact shade.

Can't go wrong with a French mani

There's perhaps no more iconic nail design than the French manicure. The French manicure is not only timeless but it gives you the chance to modernize a classic design. Combine your lip gloss nails with a French tip and get a complete nail look you will adore. Whether you contrast or blend your French tip depends on your style; however, either style will give you the chicness of the French manicure with the trendiness of the lip gloss nail.

Play with your shape

Although many nail trends look best with certain nail shapes, the lip gloss trend is versatile and flexible. Unlike other trends, you don't need a certain shape to get this look, which gives you the chance to keep your current nail shape. Changing up your nail shape entirely is another way you can stand out with this subtle nail trend. Whether almond or oval, a lip gloss nail is nothing short of glamorous and fun.