Geometric | Nail Art Tutorial

Want to know how to create this geometric nail look? Follow our 12 step nail art tutorial below!


 

The products we used to create this look:

Nail varnish and nail art tools

1. Super Mani 7 in 1 Treatment – Barry M
2. Molten Metal – Barry M – Blue Glacier
3. Gelly Hi Shine – Barry M – Cotton
4. Striping Tape
5. Square Stencil
6. Striper Brush
7. Dotting Tool

 

Now lets show you how we created this geometric nail art!

Barry M base nail polish, nail art tutorial

STEP 1

First of all it is important to make sure your nails are clean and ready to be painted before we start, so we need to do a little bit of preparation. If you have nail polish on already, you will need to take it off with some nail polish remover. After this is done, I usually wash my hands just to ensure my nails are completely clean.

Then it’s time to tidy your nails up a little and to shape them to how you want, using with your file. Also, if you want make your nails appear longer – you can push back your cuticles. If you place your hand in some warm water for a few minutes, it will help soften your skin making it easier for you to do this.

Once you are ready, you should apply a base coat to your nail as this will protect your nails from being stained but also will make applying your nail polish much smoother. We used the Super Mani 7 in 1 Treatment (1) to do this.

 

blue holographic nails, white nail

STEP 2

Once your base coat is dry, we can start moving on to the more exciting parts – deciding what colour you want your nails to be! For this look, we painted the middle finger nail, the index finger nail and the thumb nail with the gorgeous nail polish in the colour Blue Glacier (2). *You will want to leave the ring finger nail for the time being!* Next we painted the little finger nail with the nail polish in the colour Cotton (3). We applied 2 coats of the nail polish as this makes sure the nails are covered well.

We recommend you apply two thin coats rather than one thick one as the thicker the coat, the longer it will take to dry.

 

STEP 3

Next you want to cut a piece of striping tape (4) and place it straight down the middle of the ring finger nail.

If you don’t have any striping tape or stencils, it’s okay, you can use tape instead! You can see how we used the tape technique on our tutorial for the Stripe and Flower Nail Look.

 

STEP 4

After you have placed the striping tape (4) down the middle of the ring finger nail, it’s time to paint the side closest to the white little finger nail with the nail polish in the colour Cotton (3).

We recommend you apply two thin coats rather than one thick one as the thicker the coat, the longer it will take to dry.

 

STEP 5

After you have painted on the white nail polish, you will need to gently remove the striping tape and then carefully paint the other side of the nail with the gorgeous nail polish in the colour Blue Glacier (2). If you don’t feel comfortable using the nail polish brush, you can use a smaller brush such as a pointed drawing brush so you have a bit more control.

We recommend you apply two thin coats rather than one thick one as the thicker the coat, the longer it will take to dry.

 

geometric nail art design

STEP 6

Once the nail polish is dry, it’s time to start creating this geometric nail art! The first thing you will need to do is place the square shaped stencil on the ring finger nail sideways – as you can see in the image above, I placed 2 of the corners in line with the line down the middle.

* It is important you make sure your nail polish is dry before you place it over your nail as this could take your nail polish off!

 

geometric nail art design

STEP 7

After you have put the stencil on your nail and you are happy with the placement, it’s time to create this gorgeous geometric pattern! You will need to paint on the opposite colour nail polish to what is currently on the nail; if the section is white – then you will need to use the nail polish in the colour Blue Glacier (2), and if the section is blue – then you will need to use the nail polish in the colour Cotton (3).

To make it easier to paint in the small spaces, we used striping brushes (6).

 

geometric nail design, holographic nail polish, barry m

STEP 8

Once you have finished painting on the nail varnish, you want to gently remove the stencils. Once you have done that, if needed – you can tidy up any of the lines using the striping brush (6) or any small pointed drawing brushes.

* If you are quick enough, you can remove the stencils as you go so the nail polish doesn’t became too tacky when you go to remove them later on!

 

STEP 9

You could leave the nail look there if you wanted to, but we decided to add a little bit extra by painting diamonds on the little finger nail! To make it easier for you to shape them and decide on the size you would like them to be, we painted on 4 small dots in the shape of a diamond using the dotting tool (7) with the nail polish in the colour Blue Glacier (2).

 

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STEP 10

After you have painted on the 4 dots, you need to join them together to make the diamond shape! To do this, we used the dotting tool (7) with the nail polish in the colour Blue Glacier (2). Additionally, you need to fill in the middle of the diamond with the nail polish in the colour Blue Glacier (2).

 

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STEP 11

Carry on painting the diamonds down the middle of the little finger nail, using the same technique as shown above!

 

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STEP 12

Now it’s time to add the final touches to this geometric nail look! You will need to paint on small dots in the gaps between the diamond using the dotting tool (7) with the nail polish in the colour Blue Glacier (2).

 

And that’s how we created this geometric nail look! It’s a gorgeous nail look for your nails that is perfect for everyday wear and parties!

 

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Now it’s your turn! Have you created this look? We’d love to see it – tag us on Twitter and Instagram!

 

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34 Comments

  • Asher Downer 27th May 2019 at 5:26 pm

    Great post! Such an easy tutorial to follow.

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    • Creative Nails 27th May 2019 at 6:59 pm

      Thank you! I’m so glad to hear you think that it’s an easy tutorial to follow – I really try to make them nice and easy to follow 😀

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  • Jenny 27th May 2019 at 5:34 pm

    I love geometric prints so this one would definitely be a good choice! If I had nails haha. Although I’m going to try and make more of a conscious effort to stop picking them so hopefully in a year I’ll be able to copy your designs!

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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    • Creative Nails 27th May 2019 at 7:04 pm

      Geometric prints are so pretty, I love the style of them and how they look! Ooo, that sounds exciting – I hope it all works out for you, it’s so much fun painting nails 😀 I’d love to see pictures when you do copy one of our designs! Thank you 🙂

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  • Michelle 27th May 2019 at 6:12 pm

    Hello!
    Really useful tips! Long time ago I used to make decorations on my nails. But nowadays I don’t have much time. You bring my passion again to start work on!

    TopBeautyWoman
    https://top-beauty-woman.blogspot.com

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    • Creative Nails 27th May 2019 at 7:06 pm

      Hey! Thank you so much, it definitely requires quite a lot of time and patience to be able to paint the designs on your nails but once they are done and you see the pretty nails – it’s so worth it 😀 I’m so happy to hear that I’ve brought your passion back – make sure you share pictures of your gorgeous nails and let us see them if you copy any of our designs! 😀

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  • Adenike 27th May 2019 at 6:25 pm

    Love this, I am always looking for easy tutorial for nail and I just found it.

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    • Creative Nails 27th May 2019 at 7:07 pm

      Thank you so much! So happy you think our tutorials are nice and easy 😀 We have loads of easy tutorials for nail looks, so feel free to check out our other designs 🙂 make sure you tag us too in a picture if you copy or we inspire a nail look 😀

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  • Kate Ballamy 27th May 2019 at 6:26 pm

    What a gorgeous nail look, I love the geometric details! You’re so talented with your nails 🙂

    Kate | http://www.katelovesx.co.uk/

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    • Creative Nails 27th May 2019 at 7:09 pm

      Thank you so much! I loved seeing this one on my nails – the sparkle is gorgeous with this Barry M nail polish and the design really stands out 🙂

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  • Lozza 27th May 2019 at 6:46 pm

    Ahhh this looks amazing!
    I love the colours here!

    Love Lozza xo
    http://girlygabble.com

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    • Creative Nails 27th May 2019 at 7:10 pm

      Thank you! This Barry M nail polish is such a gorgeous colour, isn’t it?! 😀 I love the Molten Metal collection!

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  • Geraldine 27th May 2019 at 9:27 pm

    I am so in love with these nails! I LOVE geometric patterns. I have nail tape but I think I got cheap quality because they don’t stay down the way I want them to… I’ll have to try it again because these are cuuuutee!

    Geraldine | https://geraldinetalks.com

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    • Creative Nails 31st May 2019 at 7:49 pm

      Thank you so much 😀 Geometric patterns are so pretty and so interesting to look at! Ooh, hmm.. interesting! Mine are from this pack off Amazon so you might be able to order some from there if it continues to not work how you would like it to! Make sure you take a pic and tag us if you do create this look or you are inspired by it, I’d love to see it 🙂

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  • Nancy 28th May 2019 at 3:06 am

    I LOVE how creative you get with your nails. Well duh, your blog title is what you dom hehe. I like the inverted diamond look. The color and shimmer looks great too! I only have one pair of nail polishes at this point. I should give it a try next!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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    • Creative Nails 31st May 2019 at 7:58 pm

      Haha, it’s quite a fitting name isn’t it?! 😀 I thought it was perfect when I decided to go with it! It looks really cool, doesn’t it?! So interesting to look at! These nail polish colours are gorgeous, aren’t they? I love the main blue one, it’s got such a gorgeous colour and sparkle to in it the light 🙂 ooo, you should! I’m sure it would look great. Let me know if you decide to go for it, I’d love to see and find out how it turned out 🙂

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  • Radi 28th May 2019 at 7:38 am

    So pretty! I love geometric designs on the nails.

    http://www.fashionradi.com

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    • Creative Nails 31st May 2019 at 7:59 pm

      Thank you so much! Not only are they gorgeous designs, they are also so interesting to look at 🙂

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  • Sophie Wentworth 2nd June 2019 at 9:17 am

    They look amazing! I love geometric prints and the clean lines. You chose beautiful colours for this too! The glitter is a really nice touch x

    Sophie

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    • Creative Nails 2nd June 2019 at 10:44 am

      Thank you 😀 They are really pretty to look at, and satisfying too because it has the clean lines! The Barry M nail polish used in this is beautiful, isn’t it?! It looks so pretty in the light with the sparkle 🙂

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  • Aaliyah 2nd June 2019 at 9:18 am

    I used to love doing nail art but I haven’t done any in ages, this post definitely makes me want to try again! This design is so pretty, I’ll have to give it a go x

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    • Creative Nails 2nd June 2019 at 10:46 am

      Nail art is so much fun. I love seeing it come along and when you see the look at the end, makes it worth the time and effort. Thank you! I’d love to see a picture if you do give this look a go or if we inspire a look 🙂

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  • Faye 2nd June 2019 at 1:56 pm

    I love a geometric print, this design is absolutely gorgeous! x

    https://www.femaleoriginal.com

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    • Creative Nails 2nd June 2019 at 9:40 pm

      Thank you so much! Geometric prints are so pretty – I’m tempted to do more because they are so nice to look at on your nails 🙂

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  • Bexa 2nd June 2019 at 3:34 pm

    I really love geometric patterns, they are so pretty to look at! The sparkly blue colour is absolutely gorgeous too. I’m impressed at how you can get such intricate and detailed designs on your nails, it’s such talent. I always love your creativity, thanks for sharing another brilliant tutorial! <3 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

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    • Creative Nails 2nd June 2019 at 9:42 pm

      They are, aren’t they?! When I see this one, it makes me tempted to do more as they are so pretty to look at and look gorgeous on the nails 🙂 I love that Barry M nail polish – it’s amazing! It looks even better in the sunlight with the sparkle and shine 🙂 aww, thank you so much! I love doing all the details 😀

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  • Lindsey 2nd June 2019 at 3:39 pm

    These are so pretty!! I need to get back into actually doing some stuff with my nails and this has left me really inspired. You make it look so effortless.

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    • Creative Nails 2nd June 2019 at 9:43 pm

      Thank you! Aww, I’m so glad to hear that I have inspired you – I love painting my nails and inspiring other people to do it, is great 😀 it takes a lot of effort but it’s so worth it at the end when you have the pretty nails!

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  • Jasmine Burke 2nd June 2019 at 7:06 pm

    These are so intricate but you’ve made it so easy to follow! I really need to invest in some of that tape as it seems so useful!

    Jas xx | https://thoughtsfromjasmine.co.uk

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    • Creative Nails 2nd June 2019 at 9:45 pm

      Thank you so much, I’m so glad to hear that! I really do try to make it nice and easy to follow so anyone can recreate these looks if they would like to 🙂 oh yes – tape is so useful, you can use it to stop nail polish going over areas you don’t want it to or you can just put it on your nail and add a bit of extra with it as they come in so many colours!

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  • Nikki Living Life 2nd June 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Geometric prints are so pretty and I love the shimmer. You make it look so easy 🙂

    Xx
    Nikki
    http://www.nikkilivinglife.com/blog

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    • Creative Nails 2nd June 2019 at 9:46 pm

      Thank you so much! It’s a really gorgeous colour the nail polish, isn’t it?! 🙂

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  • Amie Cadwallader 2nd June 2019 at 9:14 pm

    I love the designs you create so much! You’re so talented and I love the shimmer!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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    • Creative Nails 2nd June 2019 at 9:47 pm

      Aww, thank you so much 🙂 that’s so sweet! The Barry M nail polish is gorgeous, isn’t it?! It’s amazing even on it’s own!

      Reply

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