OPI's sheer tints: Four ways they make nail art easier

Apr 16, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. ET

Sheer tints are a new way to add dimension and intrigue to your manicure. Layer them over another color, pattern or glitter for a unique look.

 OPI sheer tints: Swatches and nail art ideas

OPI's new sheer tints top coat colors can be used in a variety of ways. Here are four ways to wear them, shown in all four colors.

  • The first nail is a gradient effect, which you can create by staggering four coats of polish.
  • The second nail shows the tint over silver glitter.
  • The third nail is painted in a similar opaque shade, with the sheer coat painted on half the nail to show how it enhances regular polish.
  • The last nail shows the sheer color on its own.

You can get creative with nail art and use these in more ways like creating a pattern of polka dots or stripes and overlapping the shades, making a plaid design, painting each half of the nail in a different sheer and letting them overlap and make a third color in the middle.

1

Purple: 'Don't Violet Me Down'

Purple: 'Don't Violet Me Down'

2

Pink: 'Be Magentale With Me'

Pink: 'Be Magentale With Me'

3

Blue: 'I Can Teal You Like Me'

Blue: 'I Can Teal You Like Me'

4

Yellow: 'I'm Never Amberrassed'

Yellow: 'I'm Never Amberrassed'

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