A natural manicure is shown, using the ZOYA Lavender Perfector and Naked Base.

How to Do a Natural Manicure in 4 Easy Steps

As much as we’d love to dedicate an entire evening to doing our nails, sometimes we simply don’t have the time. What do you do if you don’t want to leave your nails natural, but you don’t have the time for a full manicure with color? With the right products, you can give your nails just a bit of the concealer they need to have as close to a natural look as possible.

This easy natural-nail manicure is like the “no makeup” makeup look for your nails, and you can get it in four easy steps! It’s the perfect on-the-go mani.

Step 1: Remove and File

Remove all your existing polish color using ZOYA Remove + on a cotton ball. Remove + will work quickly and condition your nails instead of drying them out. Gently file your nails to get the shape how you like it.

Step 2: Prep the Nails

Use a cuticle oil like QTICA Solid Gold to moisturize your cuticles before applying a base coat. Use the Naked Base base coat which fills in ridges and provides treatment to your natural nails.

Step 3: Conceal Discoloration

Use Naked Manicure Perfectors to conceal any discoloration on the nails. Depending on your nail tone, you may have to blend the Perfectors to get the right tone to match your natural nail color. Use the Lavender Perfector if you’re trying to conceal yellow nail stains. 

Step 4: Add Shine

Apply the top coat of your choice. You can use Satin Seal if you prefer a finish that resembles that of your natural nails, or use Ultra Glossy Seal to add a dense shiny finish to your natural manicure. 

It’s that easy! This manicure should give you confidence in your natural nails until you have time to do a full manicure. When you’re finally ready to apply color, check out our newest fall Nostalgic collection for ideas

Feature photo via @polished_by_xen.