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25 of the Coolest Blue French Tip Nails to Make Picking Your Next Mani a Breeze

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In the ever-evolving world of nail art, the classic French manicure has stood the test of time. Among its many variations, the blue French tip has emerged as a subtle yet cool choice for those of us who like to mix it up a bit without being too ‘out there’.

From creamy blueberry milk manis to bold double French tips, A-listers like Kate Hudson and Megan Thee Stallion have been wearing this colour, so you’ll be bang on trend with this shade.

Whether you prefer to keep your nails short and neat, love glam acrylics, you’re using BIAB to strengthen your talons, or you love your gels, we’ve got a true blue mani for you.

 


1. Nude to light blue blurred ombre French tip nails

If you’re still not convinced about the blue nails trend, this gorgeous light blue blurry French ombre mani by @yo_keshh is the perfect shade to start incorporating into your nail designs. 

If you like doing your own nails at home, take a look at this tutorial from Pretty Little Claws to give this one a go. Pro Tip: If you’re a bit nervous about trying out ombre, use a metallic or shimmer base as they tend to blend a bit better.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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2. Sky blue and molten silver Frenchies

Celeb nail artist @bhambnails created this amazing metal and sky blue mani using @the_gelbottle_inc in the shades Bluefin and Marshmallow.

A French mani with a silver lining, and I love it.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by BhamBNails (@bhambnails)

 

3. Short blue croc French mani with feature nails

Croc nails have been doing the rounds in the world of manicures for a while, but I am obsessed with these croc French tips! More understated than wearing the pattern on every nail, you could probably even get away with this one in the office.

Nail tech leannehaycock_ used @glossifyofficial in Bright White and Amalfi for this cool croc creation.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Leanne Haycock | Nail Artist & Educator ?? (@leannehaycock_)

 

4. Baby blue nails with tiny blue and white French tip flowers

Are we ready for floral designs? I know I am! 

Flowers can be quite easy to do on your nails if you’ve got a steady hand, all you need is a dotting tool or the sharp end of a cuticle pusher (I’ve actually even seen some people use the end of a Bobby pin to do this too!).

First add a dot for the middle of the flower and wait for it to dry before adding 5 or 6 dots for the petals.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Sarah Haidar (@heluviee)

 

5. Reverse bright royal blue coffin nails with white French tips

Rapper @MeganTheeStallion matched her LV bag with her mani this week, sporting SUPER long coffin nails that are a twist on the classic Frenchies. 

If you want your nail tech to recreate this look, ask for a bright royal blue base, white French tips and a glossy topcoat.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Megan Thee Stallion (@theestallion)

 

6. Almond groovy abstract blue Frenchies with a nude base

Go groovy with some abstract Frenchies on a nude base!

Nail tech @Heluviee created this mani using OPI’s Put it in Neutral for the base and mixed 2 blue shades to create the one she has used in the video tutorial below.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Sarah Haidar (@heluviee)

 

7. White and electric blue cloud design French tip nails

Frenchies dipped in clouds – so pretty and bang on trend at the moment.

These electrifying nails were created by @trillanails using @medusanailshq colour gels in Neon Blue and Primary White.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Gabbie | Content Creator?? Gel-X Nails ??Educator (@trillanails)

 

8. Shades of dark blue squiggle French tip BIAB nails

BIAB nails are the enhancement of the moment, using Builder in a Bottle that works the same as gel but is meant to be better for your nails and creates a stronger finish.

Nail tech @klwnails used @the_gelbottle_inc in the shades Teddy BIAB, Bolt, Michelle and Periwinkle to create this groovy squiggly design.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by KLW Nails & Beauty (@klwnails_)

 

9. Navy blue chrome French mani with silver moons and stars

Moons and stars are everywhere lately (I love anything with a celestial design, TBH), and it’s no surprise they’ve been cropping up on nails for a while. 

You don’t have to be a whizz with the nail brush to create this set, check out hundreds of moon and star nail stickers on Etsy for a truly dreamy manicure that will look like you’ve been to the salon.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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10. Acrylic frosty blue French tip nails with silver glitter and snowflakes

The *perfect* mani for winter and Christmas, combining a frosty blue shade, silver glitter, and white snowflakes.

Press-on nails, nail foils, or nail wraps are the perfect way to recreate this mani at home without having to shell out at the salon!

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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11. Blue coffin Frenchies with chrome and airbrush details

This is a seriously artistic look that will *probably* need the assistance of your nail tech! 

Combining a nude base, French tips in various shades of blue, chrome details, and some airbrushing, you’ll nail the Frenchies trend with this set.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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12. Chunky dark blue glitter French tip nails on a clear base

These natural nails with chunky blue glitter are stunning and @thenailboxxchi‘s client grew these gorgeous talons using builder gel.

To create this look at home, start with a clear base coat on all of your nails. Then, add some clear polish to the tips of your nails and wait for it to go tacky before adding some chunky glitter like this one from Festival Glitter. Seal with a topcoat.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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13. Square blue angled French manicure with tiny silver details

This is a stunning but understated take on the French tip trend, with the tips being at an angle rather than round the cuticle. This one is *really* easy to create at home, too.

Paint your base coats and let each of your nails dry. Next, use some Scotch Tape to create the angles on the tips of your nails, and fill them in with a blue polish. Then, use a thin nail brush to paint the silver details.

Pro Tip: Stick the tape to your skin a couple of times before applying it to your nail to avoid the tape pulling off your base coat!

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Paulina Ju?kiewicz (@nailsbypaulin)

 

14. Mix-and-match pink and blue French tips

This is a super-groovy mani that’s perfect for spring, and I’m also obsessed with @gelsbybry’s matching jewellery!

Take a screenshot of this set for your nail tech and let them know these were created using The Gel Bottle in the shades Carrie’s Cosmo, Double Denim, Gilly, Daisy and BIAB 19, and @officialnavyprotools in the shades Ethel, Doris and Katey.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Bryony Howell (@gelsbybry)

 

15. Blue chrome Frenchies with milky base

These long blue chrome French tips really shine when combined with a milky white base.

We’ve got loads of other chrome nail designs to inspire you in this guide, as well as a tutorial to DIY!

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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16. Blue encapsulated mermaid French mani with silver glitter 

Looking for the ultimate mermaidcore mani? Look no further than this set from @yo_keshh, complete with encapsulated starfish, shells and seahorses.

Ask your nail tech for a clear base with blue French tips and silver glitter. Then, you’ll want your nail artist to encapsulate some mermaid charms in the gel on your nails to make sure they stay put.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Kesh (@yo_keshh)

 

17. Ombre iridescent blue glacial 3D French tip nails

These nails give serious Frozen vibes and they’re the perfect set for the winter months, combining trends like 3D nails, glitters and chrome.

If you want this manicure, ask your nail tech for stiletto nails with icy pastel blue French tips and, glitter, 3D ice art and a chrome iridescent finish. In. Love.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by GEL-X ONLY (@digitzbydev)

 

18. Blue French tip nails with butterflies

The 90s and 2000s are firmly back in fashion and these butterfly nails are the perfect nod to the trend without going *too* Mariah Carey.

These nails are so easy to recreate using some butterfly nail stickers like these ones from Bellisa.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Syd • nailsbysmf (@nailsbysmf)

 

19. Blue and neon green wavy French tip nails

For us, the summer is just around the corner (wishful thinking) and these nails are some I have bookmarked for my nail tech. The milky-clear base is perfect for these bright and bold wavy Frenchies.

@nailsbymf used @gelcare.official in the shades Aura Blue, UFO Green, and Nude BB Cream to create this mani.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Syd • nailsbysmf (@nailsbysmf)

 

20. Pastel blue French tips with yellow frangipani flowers

@heygreatnails just captured the essence of a dreamy tropical summer vacation with these frangipani flowers floating in pastel waters that look just like a swimming pool. Take us there, please!

The polishes on this perfectly tropical mani are DND Gel in the shades Candy Kisses 883, Teal Deal 664, Arctic Fields 125, Honey 745, Guilty Pleasure 819, White 02, Blooming Gel Clear, and Top Coat.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Aist? Haas (@heygreatnails)

 

21. Neon blue two-shade French mani

Can’t decide between blues? Go for two!

This mani was created on natural nails using BIAB gel from @the_gelbottle_inc in the shades Double Denim and Blue Steel.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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22. Blue and purple gradient Frenchies

Gradient nail art will always be one of my faves, and this set from the amazing @melanated.mani is perfect.

These were created using Feeling Fiendish and Royal-Tea Blue from @holotaco.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Melanated Mani aka Anna (@melanated.mani)

 

23. Aqua blue, dark blue and white water effect French tip nails

These nails give serious “Make Me Water” vibes (if you’ve seen the viral TikTok vids, you’ll know what I mean) and, as a lover of the ocean, I’m OBSESSED.

These coffin nails were created using Gel X  – don’t forget to screenshot an image to take to your next mani appointment!

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by GEL-X ONLY (@digitzbydev)

 

24. Oval muted blue-grey and gold wavy French mani

Many would overlook this muted blue-grey shade, but not @heygreatnails! This colour looks seriously amazing with golden outlines that bring an *extra* layer of glamour.

Pair this mani with some dainty gold jewellery for a look that’s understated but expensive looking.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Aist? Haas (@heygreatnails)

 

25. Blue French tip short nails with tiny red chillis art

Hot. As. Hell. I absolutely love this cute mani on short nails.

The shades used in these nails are @glossifyofficial in Naked, Bluebird, Poppy and Venom.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Leanne Haycock | Nail Artist & Educator ?? (@leannehaycock_)

 


The takeaway

Whether embracing a classic or contemporary approach, the appeal of blue French tips lies in their ability to effortlessly blend into various trends, adding a cool vibe to any nails.

For casual outings, work, everyday life or special occasions, blue Frenchies elevate your look, adding a touch of colour that can make a subtle yet impactful statement – be it spring, summer, autumn or winter.

 

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Laura Kemp started her journalism career as a news reporter for one of the largest newspaper groups in Europe before moving into features and editorial writing. Combining her love of hard-hitting journalism with her passion for beauty, she’s now Beauty Editor at Live That Glow. When she’s not writing, researching, or interviewing her favourite experts, you’ll find Laura practicing her downward dog or drifting on her paddleboard.

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