Pointed Perfection: 50+ Mesmerizing Nail Designs That Will Leave You Obsessed.


Cotton Candy Tips


We love this look on Khloe Kardashian, which marries a French tip with a fun trend for spring: cotton candy hues. Here, each nail tip gets a different pastel shade, ranging from pink to green.


Chrome Tips


Lizzo’s chrome stilletto nails are pure decadence. We love the extra length and the skinny tip, which adds an interesting shape to pair with the striking hue.


Technicolor Tips


These technicolor tips are the perfect way to highlight your almond-shaped pointy nails. The angled tip gives this look more of a modern look versus a regular “full tip” manicure. To recreate this style, choose a rainbow of colors for the tips while keeping the rest of your nails neutral. Check out the Olive and June Rainbow Snowcone Set ($54) for five bright colors to recreate this look.


Neon Tie-Dye


Want something a little more bold? These almond-shaped neon tie-dye nails are sure to turn heads. All of the different colors on each nail add a touch of uniqueness, too.


Gradient Pink Tips


French tips are always a classic, but add pink to the mix and it becomes so sweet. Here, each nail gets a different shade of pink for the tip, ranging from ballet slipper to vibrant hot pink.


Rose Quartz


Pointy nails are bold for their shape alone. Still, Lizzo’s rose quartz-inspired nails add a subtle head-turning element to the already-fierce shape.


Color-Blocked Nails

Stilletto nails with colorblock design in pink navy and orange


Whether you have pointy daggers or almond-shaped points like the nails above, this color-blocked mani will look great. You can go with a more intricate look, by using several colors on each nail or just use two colors. What is important is to have contrasting blocks or patterns of color on each nail. Add in a simple white line of varying patterns on each nail for more depth and contrast.


Tiny Hearts



While pink hearts might make you think of Valentine’s Day, we think they’re great all year round. Case in point? Khloe Kardashian’s almond-shaped, French-tipped nails with tiny hearts are cute every day of the week.


Pierced and Pointy


These pierced and pointy nails make quite the statement. Pierced nails work best on long, artificial nails. Natural nails may not be strong enough. Use a nail piercing tool ($15) and choose between small hoops or delicate charms.


Glitter Swirls


Feeling a bit extra? These pinky nude nails are accented with white and gold glitter swirls that add an unexpected twist.


Checkered Nails


Checkered nails are having a major moment. They have a laid-back vibe that makes you feel like you are wearing your favorite pair of Vans sneakers. Recreating this look takes a steady hand and attention to detail. You can leave this style to your favorite manicurist or try some checkered press-on nails, such as the Chillhouse reusable non-toxic nails ($16).


Terracotta Tips


These neutral pointy nails are painted in a gorgeous terracotta shade that makes them approachable yet spicy. They can be worn from fall to summer without ever looking out of season. To copy the look, be sure to pick up a bottle of Smith & Cult’s Nail Lacquer ($18) in Tang Bang.


Joke’s on You


If you’re making the foray into pointy nails as part of a costume, you can never go wrong with adding a cinematic twist to your digits. These Joker nails fit the bill. Of course, they’re super intricate so you’ll likely need a pro to help you paint them on.


Flower Power


The best thing about pointy nails is that, while you can totally cover them in nail art, they look seriously great with solid coats of color accented with minimalist details. Take these blue floral nails for example. With a trendy tonal fade and perfectly-placed petals, these stiletto nails are simple but stunning.



Mermaid Mani


Pair your purple and blue polish with a variety of gemstones and you’re looking at a mermaid-unicorn union that looks straight out of a fairytale.




These blue-on-blue French tip nails are the perfect length, not too short and not incredibly long. They’re a great manicure for summer—just imagine that blue shade against a sparkling pool selfie.


Neutral and a Pop of Blue


We’re obsessed with these neutral nails with a twist. The blue and white French tip adds a bit of visual interest, while the tiny studs take the look up a notch.


Lilac Tips


These almond-shaped nails are a great length and the perfect color for warm weather months. And that slight glitter in the nude? Chef’s kiss.



Black and White


We’re absolutely obsessed with this black-and-white combo, courtesy of celebrity nail artist Chaun Legend. The graphic print is sure to wow everyone you meet.


Nude Matte Tips


One look at these incredible nude matte-tipped nails and you’d never guess they were press-ons. They’re a perfect option when you want to switch things up on the weekend or a big event.


Periwinkle Power


Periwinkle is such a flattering shade for all skin tones, including warm brown. Plus, there’s just something really flattering about a single-shade manicure we love.


Transparent Blue


These stiletto blue nails are incredibly fun without a ton of extra designs or detailing.


Understated Frenchie


Celebrity nail artist Tom Bachik gave J.Lo an incredibly stunning take on a French manicure. Instead of the stark white we’re used to, the creamy, off-white tips look so natural, you almost forget it’s painted on.


Textured Hearts


These pointy Valentine’s Day-inspired nails are another work of art from Legend. The stunning 3D effect of the hearts, paired with the ombré color scheme, is definitely giving us heart eyes.


Fairy Princess Vibes


Lilac tips and tiny clusters of cartoon, fairy tale stars make this a manicure you’re going to want to save to your phone.


Green Tips


These green-tipped, medium-length stiletto nails will look good year round. This mossy shade works with all colors and is a great option for those who want to spread their horizons with color.




Inspiration for art is found everywhere—even your Chanel compact. This almond-shaped manicure is the perfect blend of chic and ’60s mod.


Purple Metallic


The chrome nail trend is always fun, but add an iridescent shade of purple and it goes to a new level. Here, color saturates the nails from the tip to the cuticle, which adds to the bold look.


Green Ombré Tips


We love the slightly squared-off shapes of these nails, which still come to a point like a true stiletto. But it’s the ombré green tips, which fade slowly to neutral, that really set them apart.


Splashy Color


Go bold or go home—that’s our motto when it comes to this stiletto set. The sherbet-colored tips marry two trends (rainbow hues and French tips) and transition easily from day to nig

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