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Let’s talk about the classics in nails.
First is timeless black polish. It’s the perfect manicure for any occasion and the best accessory for any outfit.
Next is glitter, the most traditional tool for nail art we could think of. However you apply it on your nails, glitter will definitely make a statement.
The question is, can you combine black nails with glitter?
Why, of course!
Although these two manicure trends are opposites, with one being the darkest color and the other being bright and blinding, the contrast makes them a really good pair.
Black and sparkle nails are your go-to manicure if you want to give your nails some drama and elegance.
But will black nails with glitter suit you?
Continue reading to discover which black glitter nails are ideal for your skin tone and fashion preference.
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Should You Try Black Nails With Glitter?
Black nail polish started as a nail varnish for royalty in China and became a color that went against mainstream fashion in the ’70s.
You’d mostly see this manicure worn by rock stars who don’t conform to the usual looks. Then it became a fashion statement for people who identify as goth or emo.
But now, we have come a long way. Black nails have become a trend in fashion. It has evolved from rebellious to bold and elegant.
So if you want to exude strong and sophisticated vibes, go for black nails. And for extra glam, add on some glitter.
Since black is a neutral and versatile color, it goes with any skin tone. However, if you are to add glitter, do consider the color you’re going for.
First, determine your skin tone.
The easiest way is to look at the veins in your wrist.
|Vein Color||Skin Undertone|
|Blue or purple||Cool|
|Both, blue-green, brown, or colorless||Neutral|
As a basic rule, a cool skin tone looks great with silver, while warm skin tones rock gold. And when you have a neutral undertone, you’re in luck because you’d rock both gold and silver and other colors as well.
Now that you know what undertone you have and which colors suit you perfectly, here are our favorite black nails with glitter, categorized by glitter colors!
Black and Silver Sparkle Nails
1. Night Sky
Black and glitter will always remind us of the stars at night. In this manicure, black sparkly nails blend nicely with a light pink polish. Then dots, stars, and the moon are hand-painted on the pink nails.
2. Shooting Stars
If you think star nail art is cheesy, try this one instead. This nail set has alternating silver accents and black nails with a glittery line that resembles a comet’s tail.
3. No Fuss Glitter Nails
When you go with a simple nail design like this one, you can rock any outfit. Recreate the look with a shimmery black builder gel layered with silver glitter.
4. Stand-Out Black Tips
This acrylic set has glossy black nails, a glitter-filled accent nail on each hand, and black V-cut French tips on a peach base.
And as if that’s not enough, rhinestones placed at the cuticle up the ante of this look.
5. Eerily Elegant
These matte black and glitter nails show a fun play on texture. The elegant matte polish looks sleek against glossy lines in what seems to be a snake-skin pattern.
What’s more, the nails are adorned with silver glitter, curved French tips, and a silver cross.
6. Two-Toned Chic
Nude polish is set side by side with black in random places on each nail, making the manicure look artsy. The silver glitter that outlines the colors give a clean peeled effect.
7. Sugar Dipped
Black nails with white glitter can also look sweet. Following the sugar polish trend, this manicure has black nails with tips that are dipped in sugary glitter.
8. Celestial Nails
Take your black and nude nails on a space adventure with deep blue glitter.
To copy the look, paint some of your oval nails with a warm nude base and some in black polish with dark blue glitter. Pick nails to adorn with heavenly bodies.
After that, use the same black polish and blue glitter as thin French tips for the rest of the nails.
9. Grandiose Nail Art
The pointed arch drawn using black polish reminds us of Gothic architecture, particularly church windows.
These light nude nails with silver glitter deep V-cut French tips are done using hard gel polish.
10. Ready in a Minute
No time to visit the nail salon? Try this quick and easy design for fabulous nails. Paint your nails with black polish and brush Sally Hansen Deep Sea Diamond over the tips.
11. Silver Mist
If you don’t want to get too glitzy, Try ombre glitter on only a few of your nails. Then complete this sophisticated look with solid glossy black nails and black French manicure.
12. Full-On Elegance
With healthy cuticles and nails, you can do any nail art design like this glittery black look with an intricate snowflake accent.
13. Keeping It Simple
Glitter is a great accent to glossy black nails, especially when the same rich base polish is used as your white glitter’s background.
These oval nails are simple, but the contrasting glittery nail gives them glam.
14. Shimmery Swirls
These black nails with glitter can be your everyday manicure. The understated glitter nail polish is placed in swirls on different sides, but the bigger negative space makes the nude the real star of the show.
15. Dark Winter Nails
Winter nails can be black too, like these black and nude nails decorated with snowy glitter and black snowflakes. We also want to mention the thin black glitter French tip.
As shown, the design looks gorgeous on short square nails, but we believe it’s perfect for any nail shape.
16. Opposites Attract
Express your love for abstract art with alternating swirls covered in black and glitter and others in nude.
Everything in this nail design shows opposites, but the overall look feels cohesive.
17. Twinkle, Twinkle
Nail decals never looked this cute. The soft nude accent nails are adorned with silver stars and surrounded by equally sparkling black glitter nails.
18. Subtle Glam
This minimalist polish with glitter-filled accent nails looks simple, but it takes a super steady hand to paint the thin glitter line. You can try this at home or you can have your nail artist do the work.
19. True Colors
Reveal splashes of different colors underneath your black glittery polish. It’s like your once-dark world revealing your inner artist.
20. Astronomy Expert
Achieve this nail style with black nail lacquer. Paint your short nails black, add layers of silver and holographic glitter, then stick on stars and moons.
21. Brilliant Curved Tips
Square nude nails just got edgier with this thin glitter French tip accent. The design features double lines for unique-looking tips, and the rest of the nails feature black polish with white glitter.
22. Make a Wish
You might want to make a wish upon a star, but we think two or four thin black stars will make your nail dreams come true.
Add glitz to clear polish with multi-pointed stars as accents, and paint the rest in black polish with glitter.
23. Sophisticated Drama
If you want to stand out from the crowd but still keep your grace, try matte black nails with one nail filled with white glitter. To add more glam, use a glossy marble acrylic to complete the look.
Black and Gold Glitter Nail Designs
24. Dripping Glitter
For sparkly black coffin nails, you can try gold glitter painted at the cuticle in a dripping design. Finish with a topcoat so the glitter stays.
25. Delicate Starry Sky
Here’s another take on nighttime nails. These nude almond nails are accented with black French tips, black and white swirls, black stars, and gold glitter.
26. Golden Feline
Using gold glitter creates a more festive style that’s fit for a fun party. And when you add animal prints using black polish, you and your nails will roar in excitement.
27. Wild-Tipped Nails
Here’s an unusual mix and match for you. Get glitter-filled black nails and paint pink accent nails with gold glitter tips that mimic the beautiful fur of a leopard.
28. Dazzling Stellar Nails
The subtle gold glimmer in this glossy black manicure, no matter how faint, screams tasteful style. We love how the curved tips emphasize the ballerina shape. We also adore that golden starry accent nail in the middle.
Black Glitter With White Nail Ideas
29. A Play on Geometry
Then use a stamping polish for the stained-glass look and fill in some parts with black and silver glitter.
30. Prom Princess
Whether you’re going to prom with a date or on your own, you’re sure to have fun at your prom when you wear this simple yet sweet manicure.
The tiny black and white hearts and glittery black swirls painted on nude nails are perfect company. Paint the rest of your nails with black, topped with silver glitter, and you’re ready to strut out.
31. Glam Nail
Featuring two nails in full black polish, one nail in a black French tip, two half-bare half-black nails accented with a snowflake, and everything sprinkled with silver glitter, this nail design is perfect for a New Year’s Eve party.
32. It’s All in the Patterns
Black nail designs are not complete without stripes and polka dots. This multi-patterned nail art is easy to DIY.
Paint your acrylic nails with gel polish and decorate them with white stripes, dots, and silver or gold glitter.
33. Contemporary Nail Art
We are swooning over this trendy nail design. There’s a mix of different elements that complement each other, like glitter with gradient effects and full white and silver shimmer.
What’s more, the black lines are a perfect, modern way to spice up the look.
34. Short Black Holiday Nails
Short nails should not limit your creativity. While waiting for your nails to grow, paint them with tiny black-and-white stripes and bows. Top full black nails with two layers of glitter silver polish, and you now have party-ready nails!
Black Glitter Nails With Other Colors
35. Intergalactic Nails
We can’t help but gush over these glittery black and sapphire nails! The design uses clear glossy nail polish, white details, and rhinestones to complete the brilliant look.
36. Disco Glitter
While gold or silver glitter is typically used for black polish, you can also go for a holographic combo. These swirly holographic lines make us feel like we’re dancing in space!
37. Gorgeous Cosmos
You can also try the galaxy glitter color combination in a subtler way. Paint a hint of galaxy colors over a couple of black nails and top everything with sugary glitter.
38. Ethereal Outer Space
Here’s another one, but with more details. We love the galaxy colors of these moon and star stickers. It pairs well with the iridescent blue glitter on black nails.
39. Black and Gold Special Knits
The popular knitted sweater pattern gets an upgrade with gold glitter. The layers of clear gel add dimension to the manicure, making the nail art look more 3D.
40. Double Trouble
How about red and black? That’s double the boldness and twice the fun. This halfsies manicure features half-black, half-red nails and sprinkled with glitter all over. It’s ideal for a Saturday night out!
FAQs About Glitter Black Nail Designs
Are black nails elegant?
Yes, black nails are both elegant and mysterious. It’s a bewitching color that’s a classy and chic option when you want to make a statement using your nails.
Can you use regular glitter on your nails?
Craft and body glitters are not recommended for nails because they are too thick. If you want, you can use loose powder glitter with a fine consistency on your nails instead.
Here’s FemketjeNL showing how to use loose glitter powder on nails.
Sparkly Black Nails Look Amazing on Everyone
Black nails with glitter look sexy and classy. If you’re looking for something that would turn heads without being too much, try this chic manicure combo.
You can use silver, gold, and other colors of glitter to cover your black nails. Or you can challenge your creativity and create beautiful nail art.
The possibilities with this sparkly polish and dark base are endless. And the designs are so versatile that anyone can wear them.
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