A few years ago, the most universal, and therefore the most common type of manicure professionals unconditionally recognized french. Even today, he does not lose relevance among stylish businesswomen, and among creative natures, and among sportswomen, and among teenage girls, who only recently began painting their nails.

But the world of beauty does not stand still. Masters have come up with an unusual French jacket - the opposite. It differs from the classic in the location of the contrast zone. It is not at the end of the nail plate, but near the hole.

French reverse: design ideas, technology execution

Of course, for such a manicure, you can go to the salon. This technique is considered basic, and any master of nail design owns it. But if you prefer to take care of your hands on your own, cope with the task and yourself.

For all occasions

Like the classic jacket, the reverse is appropriate in almost any situation. If you are going to have a business trip, during which you will meet with partners and colleagues in the office, attend various events (presentations, exhibitions, excursions), as well as dinner at a restaurant or a corporate party, this option may be the best. Hands always and everywhere will look stylish. Even a strict dress code is quite loyal to some types of reverse french.

Nail length

Since this type of nail design is recognized by all as universal, then surely it is suitable for any length? This is true, but there is one reservation. Reverse french short nails do not always look good. It visually shortens the nail, so owners of round or square short nails should be careful. But on the middle and elongated nails, it always looks advantageous.

Basic forms

There are two types of reverse french. They differ from each other in the shape of the selected fragment.

The first type is the so-called lunar manicure, when the colored area near the hole has the shape of an ellipse. Some carry the lunar manicure to a separate type, but, according to leading masters, it is a subspecies of the French.

The second species is distinguished by a graceful narrow strip along the entire growth line of the nail.

In today's popular design with “special nails”, the french reverse is often adjacent to the classic one. And sometimes additional nails are applied on some nails.

Color combinations

Speaking about the versatility of a return jacket, professionals, of course, do not mean all colors. Some shades of lacquers themselves are quite challenging and more suitable for noisy beach parties, and not for a strict business environment.

But the "physiological" tone is appropriate absolutely everywhere. These include white, beige, light pink, ivory, ivory, champagne, cream and the most delicate shades of peach. In a word, all those colors that look like the natural color of a healthy nail.

Reverse french black and white is also quite strict and stylish. Many relate to the classics and his.

Combinations of other colors allow you to create a spectacular and bright manicure that will not leave your pens unattended. Different colors are well suited for everyday and festive style.

Applicators and brushes

To achieve good results, in the first place in importance is to put the accuracy of execution. Traces of varnish on the cuticle and the skin around the nail plates are unacceptable.

To make a high-quality return jacket at home, use a simple invention - applicators. They are sold at any beauty store and have a different shape. The essence of use is to limit the space on which you apply varnish. You can make them out of scrap materials, such as paper, thick film or foil.

Will help in the work and a thin brush for painting. You should not even try to make an elegant decor with a regular varnish brush. Most of them are too large for such manipulations. Do not forget to thoroughly rinse the brush after work, then it will last longer.

Manicure Markers

Like many other beauty products, this invention was presented to the world by China. It looks like a Nail Art Pen and cannot be distinguished from a regular marker or felt-tip pen. But this thing is intended for painting nails. With the help of a manicure marker, every woman who can write can make a jacket of any kind. Even drawing skills are not required.

Manicure marker is used with ordinary varnish. It can be applied on top of the gel polish, and covered with a layer of fixative on top, but this will shorten the period of manicure wear, the varnish will quickly begin to peel off.

But the marker does not draw on the skin, which is also important. With it, you can easily make a neat manicure (including a reverse jacket). A nice bonus is the price. It costs, on average, no more than a budget lacquer.

Simple Nail Polish

Before starting work, tidy up your hands: cut and file your nails, process the cuticle. Be sure to degrease the nail plate with a sponge moistened with nail polish remover. If you do not welcome excessive contact of nails with a solvent, replace this tool with an alcohol solution of calendula - it is not only safe, but even useful. A degreased no worse than acetone.

Beautiful french (reverse) can be done even without the help of auxiliary materials and tools. To do this you need only two contrasting varnish. Cover the entire nail with one of them and let it dry. Then apply a second, retreating 1 mm from the cuticle and skin. If you use a quality lacquer, it will fall flat.

To level the surface and extend the service life of the manicure, after drying the second part, apply a layer of a fixer.

Gel manicure at home

Applying varnish on a gel basis will require more time and effort, but the result will last much longer. To work, you will need to carry out all the same preliminary manipulations with the nails and cuticle as before a regular manicure. The technology of using applicators is no different, except that each layer will need to be allowed to dry under a UV lamp.

Before you can do the reverse French, degrease the surface of your nails, allow to dry in air. Browse grinding buff to smooth the surface. Before you begin applying nail Polish, top nail base and dry it.

When working, do not forget about the applicators. After the pattern is ready, dry the top layer under the lamp (10 minutes) and apply a final coat. He, too, will need to be allowed to dry for 3 minutes.

If you do it right, your beautiful reverse french coat (gel) will last on the nails for about 2 weeks.