At the 2021 American Music Awards, marble nails stole the show.

And while the look may seem complicated, take it from the nail artists who created the look on actress and presenter Marsai Martin and rapper, singer/songwriter and nominee Iann Dior: it's much easier to recreate than it appears. 

Trend Alert: Marble Nails
Trend Alert: Marble Nails

GET THE LOOK: MARSAI MARTIN

STEP 1: After cleaning and prepping nails with OPI N.A.S. 99 Nail Cleansing Solution, apply OPI GelColor Stay Classic Base Coat.

STEP 2: Cure for 30 seconds in the OPI STAR LIGHT Gel Lamp.

STEP 3: Apply OPI GelColor in “Coconut Over OPI” and cure for 30 seconds and repeat the process.

STEP 4: On pointer and the ring fingers, apply a thin layer of OPI GelColor Stay Classic Base Coat over nails and draw a thin curved line with GelColor in “Snow Day in LA” and another line with OPI GelColor in “Chocolate Moose” along.

STEP 5: Using a detail brush, gently drag them in waves to create a marble look and cure them for 30 seconds.

STEP 6: Finish by applying with OPI GelColor Matte Coat and cure for 30 seconds. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Trend Alert: Marble Nails
Trend Alert: Marble Nails

GET THE LOOK: IANN DIOR

STEP 1: Apply a coat of OPI GelColor Stay Strong Base Coat.

STEP 2: Apply two thin layers of OPI GelColor in “Maraschino Cheer-y.”

STEP 3: Using a design brush, swipe a couple of strokes of OPI GelColor in “Black Onyx” onto the nail to create the marble effect. 

STEP 4: Apply one coat of OPI GelColor Stay Shiny Top Coat.

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Originally posted on NAILS Magazine