Leopard Nail Art Tutorial

Difficulty - Intermediate

Leopard nail art is fun, easy and versatile. You can do a shimmery gold leopard print, a funky neon color combo or go for soft and pretty with pastels. It's a relatively quick and easy look to achieve, and the finished product is so damn cute.

Leopard Nail Design Tutorial


Tips & Tricks

  • Don't stress about it being perfect. In the wild the patterns aren't perfect! If you have a jagged edge or funny shaped blob, it will look totally legit!
  • For this tutorial I used a thin brush, but a nail art pen would work as well.
  • If you hate freehand painting, Konad's M57 stamp has an adorable leopard print image. Here's an example of that look. A little different than the freehand leopard nail art, but still very fun. The stamping tutorial will walk you through the steps to getting that look.
  • Don't worry if it looks a little "bumpy" when you're painting on the "c" shapes, a couple coats of top coat will sort that right out!

Get Inspired

Rainbow Leopard Nail Art Half Leopard Nails Leopard by RebeccaLikesNails
Leopard Gradient Neon Taped Leopard Leopard Half Moon by Chalkboard Nails
The purple nails with leopard accent nail are by Rebecca Likes Nails and the pastel half moon mani is by Chalkboard Nails.

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Still have some questions? Send me an email and I'll talk you through any problems you're having. Enjoy your sexy leopard nail art!


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