Geometric designs on nails are good because they look like the pinnacle of skill, but they are quite simple to do. And they have a lot of options: you can paint your nails with contrasting lines on varnish of the same shade, divide the nail both into asymmetrical segments and equal, covering them with different colors, experiment with lines and their trajectories, direct them across and along, and diagonally.

Geometric patterns can be combined, performing the design of different nails in various techniques, combine textures and shades. At the same time, it is important that a geometric-style manicure does not turn into a heap of lurid drawings. For geometric design, both nail tape and homemade stencils can be used.

Here are some geometric design options.

Back to 60s

The manicure, copying drawings from the 60s, was invented by Madeleine Poole. The peculiarity of this design is that it is matte, so it looks like a royal lilac velvet.

  1. After completing the geometric manicure, we apply a base to the nails, which will make the surface even and smooth, making drawing easy.
  2. Apply a light purple varnish in two layers. Two layers will make your manicure even more effective.
  3. Draw a purple rectangle. On some nails, he is depicted in the upper right corners, on some – in the upper left, but always with a thick lilac varnish. The accuracy of the lines is not particularly needed here – it will be overlaid with black anyway.
  4. On the other side of this rectangle, draw a dark purple and smaller: it ends just below the middle of the lilac pattern.
  5. Draw a black frame around the large rectangle with a thin brush for nail art. So you can hide all the irregularities in the drawings.

In order for the lines to be perfectly even, we wait until all our rectangles are dry and use scotch tape as a stencil. To prevent it from being too sticky, first glue it to your skin a couple of times.

To make the color deep and velvety, apply a matte finish on top.

Zigzag of luck

He also needs a stencil that you can cut yourself from adhesive paper or tape. To do this, you need zigzag scissors. Having cut a sufficient number of thin lines, you can make an interesting manicure. It also needs green glitter and olive polishes.

After applying the base, cover the fingernails on the thumb, forefinger and little finger with olive varnish.

We fix the stencils in the form of a zigzag on the dried varnish and use a sponge to make a coating with green shiny or silver varnishes. You can make an ombre not from bottom to top, but from left to right.

When everything is dry, remove the stencils.

If there are any shortcomings, they can be corrected with white varnish, and the remaining varnish on the rollers can be removed with a cotton swab and nail polish remover.
Apply the fixer on top.

However, zigzags can be drawn without a stencil, but you need a fine brush and good motor skills.

Another zigzag manicure looks no less impressive, but it is done much easier.

  1. We cut out a zigzag from the tape, and cover all the nails with a shiny silver varnish. Dry.
  2. We glue a stencil in the middle of each marigold. By the way, it should be slightly wider than the zigzags from the previous manicure.
  3. We cover the upper part of the nail with black varnish, the lower one can be white. After it has dried, remove our stencil and get a stylish drawing. We fix it with a glossy top.

Zigzags are good because they can be made not only horizontal, but also vertical, as well as diagonal – this way you can almost constantly come up with new and new options for geometric design, and the drawing will always be perfectly even. Or you can turn them into triangles by simply cutting them into pieces.


They are also quite simple. Only scissors with triangles do not exist, so they are drawn on scotch tape and carefully cut out. The easiest way is to draw the ribbon in large zigzags and cut it into triangles.

Shape the nails, remove the cuticles and cover with a base.
Apply two layers of gray varnish to the nails. We dry it.
In the very center of the nail, glue our stencils with the sharp end up.
The upper part of the nail is painted in a maroon color, the lower part in a marsh color.

When everything is dry, remove the stencil with tweezers. In theory, if you stick it well, then no varnish will go beyond and under it, and the stencil is quite wide.

We cover with a fixer.

You can experiment with color here, and the number of triangles can be different. If you make them narrower, then you can glue a little. The main thing is not to overdo it and develop your own sense of beauty.

Stylish geometric manicure ideas