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Welcome To Our 6-Part Nail Shaping Guide: part five

Perfecting the Perfect Lipstick Nail Shape

Lipstick nails are a bold and unique style that mimics the slanted edge of a freshly cut lipstick. This trendy shape is perfect for those who want to make a statement with their nails. Here’s how to file lipstick nails to perfection.

1. Gather Your Supplies

  • Nail file (preferably 180/240 grit)
  • Buffer
  • Nail clippers
  • Cuticle pusher

2. Start with Clean, Prepped Nails

  • Begin by removing any old polish and washing your hands. Push back your cuticles with a cuticle pusher to create a clean base. Trim your nails to your desired length with nail clippers, cutting them straight across to ensure evenness.

3. Create the Basic Shape

  • Use the nail clippers to cut your nails at an angle. The cut should be diagonal, mimicking the shape of a lipstick. This step sets the foundation for the slanted tip and makes filing easier.

4. File the Sides

  • Hold the nail file at a slight angle to the side of the nail. File in one direction, starting from the side and moving towards the center. Avoid using a back-and-forth motion, as this can weaken the nails.
  • Gradually shape the sides to create a smooth transition from the base of the nail to the tip. Ensure the sides are symmetrical and blend seamlessly into the slanted edge.

5. Refine the Slant

  • Focus on the slanted tip of the nail. File in one direction along the diagonal edge to refine the angle and smooth any rough spots. The goal is to create a sharp, clean line that resembles the edge of a lipstick.

6. Smooth and Buff

  • Once you’ve achieved the desired shape, use a buffer to smooth out any rough edges and remove nail dust. Buffing also helps to strengthen the nails and give them a polished finish.

7. Check for Symmetry

  • Regularly check your nails from different angles to ensure the slant and sides are even and symmetrical. Make any necessary adjustments to perfect the shape.

8. Finishing Touches

  • Apply a nourishing cuticle oil to keep your cuticles healthy and hydrated. Follow with a base coat, your favorite nail polish, and a top coat to seal and protect your nails.

Lipstick nails are a daring and fashionable choice that adds a unique twist to your manicure. By following these steps and focusing on precision and symmetry, you can achieve perfectly filed lipstick nails that are both eye-catching and chic.


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