How to make your nails visually longer: 5 secrets to a perfect manicure. Photo.

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There are 5 ways to make your nails visually longer

Long nails are stylish and sophisticated, as they visually lengthen the fingers, adding aristocracy and elegance to the look. However, if you are not naturally lucky enough to have a strong nail plate and do not want to extend your nails, you can resort to some tricks.

There are 5 ways to lengthen your nails using shape, design, and colour. OBOZREVATEL decided to tell you what secrets you should know before making a new manicure (scroll to the bottom of the page to see the photos).


An oval and sharp shape will look great on nails whose free edge has already grown enough. However, if the length does not allow it, it is better to give preference to a soft square.


Dark colour

There is a rule of Italian manicure that was created for beauties with short nails. Its secret lies in dark varnish and a special application technique. A little space should be left on each edge, visually making the nail narrower and longer.



There is a pattern in manicure, just like in the choice of clothes. Vertical lines in the design will lengthen the nail plate, while horizontal lines will make it wider.



Even at the cleaning stage, you should make sure that the cuticle is carefully and thoroughly cut off, because unkempt cuticles take up space on the nails, shortening them.



Some beauties have a naturally wide nail plate and a short free edge. In this case, it is better to wait until it grows back, because the manicure will not look aristocratic as long as its length is shorter than the widest part.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL wrote about the 8 most striking manicure trends this spring. Any fashionista will find a design to her taste.

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