I think my marble nail art tutorial was my favorite nail art that I’ve ever done. Scratch that, I know it is. It’s the only one that I have repeatedly worn more than five times. I have a minor obsession with natural stone so that’s really no big surprise.
One night as I was indulging that obsession by searching for marble and stone accessories on amazon I came across this glorious metallic marbled phone case. Obviously it’s not really marble because that would be so insanely heavy and probably not very effective… but it’s still beautiful. In that moment I knew I needed metallic marble nail art on my fingers. This was not an option, it was now a mission, I needed to do a rose gold marble nails tutorial. Obviously I have the regular marble nails pretty much down after doing them a gazillion times, so should be pretty easy, no?
Oh god I was wrong. It took at least 17 tries for me to get the placement of the rose gold shade right and then when I finally did I had chosen the wrong grays and it took away from the rosy look. Long story short this too around 5 tries to perfect but I think I nailed it ( get it? HAHA) so I will show you exactly how I did it step by step.
First let’s talk about what you need.
Start by painting the nails with your white base and letting it dry. Yeah I know letting it dry is annoying but if you start sponge painting over while it’s wet you’re gonna have a hell of a mess on your hands kiddo. Literally on your hands…man I am full of puns today.
Grab a cosmetic wedge and rip a small piece off the skinny end. Then starting with the lightest gray color begin sponging on marble-ish patterns. To keep it realistic looking make sure it’s a little different on each nail.
On a skinnier piece of sponge (I just used the other side of the same sponge where it was ripped skinnier) repeat the process with the darker gray. Make sure that you are keeping the darker gray within the lighter gray you already applied.
Now grab your nail art brush and your shimmering gray. The key to making this part work is to make sure that you get enough polish onto the end of the brush that it can flow across the nail without leaving any brush marks. The reason I chose shimmering gray instead of going right in with a black color was to add some dimension like a real stone might have.
Use the gray to paint on thin, wavering lines following the shape you created while you were sponging on the gray colors. Don’t be afraid to make little splits and smaller lines but try to follow the shape so it all makes sense.
Next clean your brush off in some remover and repeat the same process with the rose gold, except this time simply trace some of the rose gold along the edges of where you put down the shimmering gray, making sure to taper it off before the end of the shimmering gray line.
To finish it off grab your black nail art pen and or clean your brush again and use some black polish to add some depth in any areas in the center of the vein where you may have put too much rose gold or you just think the line needs to look a bit more solid.
Now wait for it to dry, add a topcoat and you’re all done! And I mean it when I say wait for it to dry, otherwise you’re gonna smear all your hard work and then you’ll cry and have to call your mom and it will be a whole thing
Boom! Rose gold marble nails, achieved. Yo are gonna be the baddest bitch on the block, high five!