Looking for a new and exciting way to wear your French manicure? Look no further!
Here are 20 of the most awesome French manicure ideas for 2023
The original French manicure is a classic: simple, clean, and elegant. It goes with everything, suits all occasions, and won’t offend your boss or your grandparents. But if you fancy stepping out of tradition and putting a fresh spin on the style – we’ve got you covered for French manicure nail ideas, plus all the details on how to do perfect French tips at home.
The traditional French manicure features a natural flesh-toned or clear base with a solid white tip. In the 90s and 00s, thicker white tips were more popular, whereas we’re seeing the micro French (with an ultra-thin line at the tip) take over in 2023.
After preparing and priming the nail plate, use a base coat to create a solid foundation for your gel colour. We love shade 002 Delicate French for a traditional French base colour. For the tip, you can try 001 Strong White for a bright white tip, or 162 Creamy Cookie if you want to go for the more subtle Vanilla French look that TikTok is loving at the moment.
To paint the French tip, delicately trace a line along the free edge using the N02 Semilac Nail Art Brush Perfect Line
Check out this post for more detailed instructions on how to do your French manicure at home!
We love this autumnal inspired two-tone French tip. Created using the brand new Sunset Soirée collection, in shades 471 Garden Soirée, 470 Beach Soirée, and 002 Delicate French for the base.
These black French tips add some drama to your look! These looks were created using shade 300 Perfect Black. If you’re using this shade, take advantage of the product’s inbuilt dispersion layer, and apply transfer foil on top for some easy at-home nail art.
The new 472 Bonfire Soirée shade creates a perfect warm red French tip. It’s giving cosy, autumn/winter vibes.
Hot Chocolate nails and latte nails are a top choice for autumn/winter 2023. We love how the trends have been merged in this gorgeous nail art, incorporating a classic French tip. Colours used are 075 Stylish Brown and 514 Puzzle.
These glitter French tips go great with a glass of prosecco! These nail designs are the perfect party accessory. Shades used: 459 Evening Party and 000 Lazure Dream. You might also love 460 Silver Fireworks glitter for the french mani
These highlighter-inspired matte French tips make a statement! Created using shade 440 Neon Lime.
We love these Easter inspired yellow French tips, created using shade 589 Yellow Petunia.
Play around with the traditional French tip shape, and try these asymmetric French tips! If you struggle painting French tips at home, this style might be easier to achieve for people who are new to DIY nail art. Created using 449 Captain’s Blue and 000 Azure Dream.
These ultra-glam nails feature traditional white tips and a shimmer base in shade 236 Peach Pearl.
We love the look of layering a colourful French tip alongside a line of glitter. This look was created using shades 000 Lazure Dream and 459 Evening Party. See the above nail style for the glitter french ;)
The square French tips in this design are the perfect way to offset the soft curves in the nail art. All shades are from the new Sunset Soirée collection.
These fierce pink French tips come with a spooky surprise, and are a great option if you want to celebrate Halloween without going OTT on nail art. Shade used: 442 Trick or Pink.
If you’re no good with a brush, this ombre French tip design might be the one for you! The nail art sponge creates a seamlessly blended design with minimal effort. The featured colour is shade 445 Tropical Flamingo.
These neon rainbow coloured French tips look so happy! Wear them for summer holidays, or whenever you need an extra sprinkle of joy on your fingertips. Shades used: 445, 446, 447, 448, and 449.
If you love the look of classic white French tips but want to change up your look – try adding a matte top coat!
Can’t decide on one colour? Multicolour French tips can still be sophisticated! We love this subtle, earth tone inspired French. Shades used: 540, 058, 123, 221, and 816.
This vibrant orange shade is the perfect late-summer colour. Get the look at home with shade 446 YOLO Orange.
All of the gorgeous colours displayed in this article are available here!