Glitter ombre nails have become incredibly popular for a good reason. This lavish manicure style can give anyone a camera ready look. No wonder many celebrities often opt for it as their go to Red Carpet nail design. But even if you are not a regular guest at such fancy events, you can still sport the mani style in everyday life. To help you with this, we have prepared the following informative guide, which contains plenty of ombre nails with glitter ideas for any taste.


Mermaidcore Ombre Glitter

It is hard to imagine a mermaid mani without glitter. Yet, you surely do not want to make it overly heavy or elaborate. That is why instead of a regular application, consider coffin ombre glitter nails. As a reference, you can use Halle Bailey’s nail style images. They give your mani an airy feel and make it look out of this world. Just like these mythical creatures.

Mermaidcore Ombre Glitter

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Butterflies x Glitter Ombre Manicure

If you think that your butterfly nail design is missing something, we have a great idea in mind. Why not embellish it with a glitter ombre, applied using one of Essie or OPI glitter tops? This wonderful combo makes up a charming manicure style. It may come in any color you like, such as sky blue, rose pink, mint green, etc.

Butterflies x Glitter Ombre Nails

Holographic Rainbow Gradient Nails

Want to create a holographic rainbow on your nails? A glitter gradient will come in really handy in this case. Choose glitter in every color of the rainbow – you can find those in the Zoya color palette – and apply it to half of your nail to make a smooth transition from one color to another. To boost the effect, use a holographic nail polish as a base, like Rihanna and Hailey Bieber do.

Holographic Rainbow Gradient Nails


Inverted Pink Ombre with Glitter

While we usually apply glitter closer to the tip of your nail, you can try out something more unusual and get an inverted glitter ombre. The color can be just anything, but make sure to pick out high quality brands like Chanel or OPI. Yet, we really like pink ombre nails with glitter applied backward. While it may be less striking than other colors, it is still very flattering and alluring.

Inverted Pink Glitter Ombre

Starry Glitter Ombre

What can be better than having a whole universe on your nails? We do not know either. That is why you can never go wrong with a starry design on your mani. However, you do not have to hand paint the stars, as you can get away with starry glitter applied using an ombre technique. You can find it in Essie and Nails Inc.

Starry Glitter Ombre Nails


Black Ombre Glitter Nails

Glitter black ombre nails are a great way to show off your daring side of personality. So, if you want to invoke your inner Rockstar, you can hardly think of a better option. Black glitter looks incredibly captivating, taking your manicure to the center of attention, especially when it is Zoya or Essie. No one but Billie Eilish knows it well. Pair it with a fun design and you are granted to win the title of the most stylish girl in town.

Black Ombre Glitter

Silver Glitter Fade

Silver glitter gives ombre nails a futuristic appearance. See for yourself on Quinta Brunson and JLo. So, you should not be surprised if with this manicure style, you will be in the spotlight wherever you go. The size of the glitter may range from pixie dust shimmer, like the one from Sally Hansen, to pretty chunky shiny pieces, founf in CND. To make it fade on your nails, you need to ensure the density of the glitter is decreasing from the tip toward the middle of the nail.

Silver Glitter Fade Nails

Polka Dot Ombre with Glitter

Like we already mentioned, glitter can come in numerous sizes and shapes. While in the majority of cases, it is a hexagon, think OPI, Orly and Zoya, some can be round, diamond and square. Round glitter allows you to create a fun and playful polka dot glitter manicure. While the design is pretty easy to do, it makes a very strong impression.

Polka Dot Glitter Nails


Long Ombre Glitter Nails

If you prefer a long French ombre manicure, like Adele, then you should definitely try to adorn your French ombre nails with glitter. The style turns out very beautiful and elegant. So, you are welcome to wear it even in a quite professional atmosphere. If you are in search of an idea for a corporate party, then this mani style is your failsafe option.

Long Ombre Glitter Nails

Icy Blue Ombre Nails with Glitter

Give your manicure a bit of an Ice Queen flair with this icy blue glitter nail ombre. It is so mesmerizing that you will make anyone who sees your mani stand in awe. If this is the effect you are aiming at, then wait no longer to get this fantastic nail design with OPI and Essie.

Icy Blue Glitter Ombre

Vertical Glitter Ombre Nails

Never limit your creativity when it comes to glitter nail ombre. If you want to play around with different application techniques, feel free to do so. To take it up a notch, apply the color vertically along half of your nail. Complement the manicure style by applying a different color to the other side of the nail. Check out CHANEL and Dior for your best options.

Vertical Glitter Ombre Nails


Velvet Glitter Ombre Mani

To take your manicure to another level of beauty, apply a matte top over your ombre glitter. It will add a velvety finish to it, creating a mani with a luxurious feel. Alternatively, you may choose matte finish glitter and achieve the same, or even better, result. One of its main benefits is that it looks great in any color, including blue, yellow, green and pink glitter ombre nails. You can find matter glitter in Essie, Orly and OPI.

Velvet Glitter Ombre Mani

Dark Ombre Nails with Glitter

When it comes to ombre nails with glitter, you are free to select any color you wish. Luckily, there are plenty of options to choose from, including Zoya, CND and Sally Hansen. If you prefer a rather bold and dramatic manicure style, go for a dark glitter ombre. All deep blue, green and glitter purple ombre nails will work wonders for you no matter how to do ombre nails. And to rock a really baddie mani, consider a black ombre manicure, inspired by Lizzo and Megan Fox.

Nude Glitter Ombre Manicure

Wondering how to wear ombre glitter nails so that not to overdo it? Since glitter is quite dressy and chic on its own, when you get it in color, it may feel too much. Not to let it happen, opt for neutral shades instead, such as Zoya, and OPI offer. Nude ombre glitter nail designs are universal and look appropriate in any ambiance. What is more, they can visually elongate your fingers and many celebs, including Miranda Kerr and Florence Pugh seem to know it well.


Ombre Glitter Nails Designs In Pink

Hot pink nails look extremely cute and feminine, there is no doubt about that. But to go even further, we suggest you the pastel colors to glitter pink ombre nails transition. Cuteness overload! Plus, glitter pink ombre nails suit any occasion and situation. Look at all those celebrities visiting fancy events with it, like Dua Lipa and Nicola Peltz Beckham. So, whenever you are headed to a dinner with friends or a corporate party, they are guaranteed to look amazing.

Colorful Ombre Nails with Glitter

It is always a good idea to add some color to your ombre glitter manicure. As a result, you will get a fun and uplifting nail style. It is up to you to decide how to apply the glitter. You can paint each finger a different color, like Cardi B, or mix them all together and achieve a colorful confetti effect, similar to Selena Gomez. A perfect glitter ombre nail idea for the holidays.

Red Ombre Nails with Glitter

If you like to stand out in the crowd, like Zenfaya, glitter red ombre nails are made for you. Obviously, this manicure style is not for faint hearted, as it instantly makes all eyes on you. On top of that, red glitter gives your manicure a holiday vibe. So, if you are looking for Christmas or birthday manicure idea, this is your sure bet. Orly, OPI and Essie have one of the best red glitter nail polishes.


Blue Glitter Ombre Nails

Ombre nail designs in blue colors are all stunning due to the ability to remind us about the sea vacation awaiting. If you combine blue nails and dark blue sparkly gradient, the transition will be breath-taking! Yet, you are free to choose other color combinations, from pastel and subdued shades, like the ones from OPI and Essie, to bold and intense colors, such as in CHANEL and Dior. This depends on your preferences and how much impact you want to make with your ombre glitter nails.

Square Ombre Glitter Nails

What is the best way to spice up these French ombre nails with glitter, square-shaped nails of yours? We think some pastel addition in a combination with tiny drop of ombre glitter nails is exactly what you need!

Ombre Nails for Oval Nails

When you combine your trendy oval nail shape with not less trendy matte peach shades, there is barely anything that can be added. But we think that a hint of silver sparkles won’t ruin the harmony.


Summer Ombre Short Nails

If someone ever told you that a glitter ombre manicure works only for long nails, we are here to prove them wrong. There are plenty of ways to pull off glitter ombre on short nails. Look at Sophia Richie or Jenna Ortega. Short French ombre nails with glitter look flattering on absolutely everyone and add an elegant touch to your look. If French is too reserved for you, apply glitter in a more scattered way.

We hope that our ideas for glitter ombre nails have helped you to choose the style and color that appeals to you most. As you can see, there is an option for any taste, from subtle and low key to edgy and bold. So, whenever you feel like you need some more ideas, make sure to get them in our guide.


How to do glitter ombre on nails?

How to create glitter ombré nails depends on the type of glitter you have chosen. If you picked out loose glitter, then you will need to use a clear sticky base first. Once the base is applied, pick up some glitter with a wet brush and smudge it over your nail starting from the middle. In case you opted for a glitter polish, dip the brush into the bottle, wipe it off a bit to remove excess glitter and apply what is left on the brush to the middle of the nail and drag it toward the tip.

Can you get ombre nails with gel polish?

It is possible to create ombre nails using any formula you like, be it gel, dip acrylic powder, classic nail polish or gel polish. It depends mostly on your preferences.

What kind of glitter is safe for nails?

It is important to verify if the glitter you are planning to use is cosmetic grade. The thing is nail glitter is safe for your skin, so you can even use it for crafts. Crafts glitter, in its turn, may irritate your skin, so you should not employ it for manicures.

Can you mix glitter into nail polish?

By mixing glitter with a nail polish, you may get a very beautiful custom made nail glitter. Instead of a clear base, use a colorful polish. Mica powder combined with glitter will help you create an amazing glitter holo nail polish.