If you really want to take your next manicure up a notch then 3D nail art designs might
look like something you’ll never see outside of social media but you might be surprised. There are so many incredibly fun and creative ways to add this new dimension to your nails whether on a single accent nail or an all-out masterpiece.
Be unique. Take advantage of this stunning look and show your fun side in a way sure to demand attention.
We’ve gone through
thousands of designs to pick out the best and include a big range of different designs to give you inspiration. No matter if you’re trying to do the design yourself or want some inspiration for your next trip to a nail tech, we’ve got you covered.
These nails look like they deserve to be viewed in an art gallery. There’s a combination of a large variety of matter colors and it is topped off with clear 3D abstract shapes to keep it interesting.
Is anyone a fan of the Panty and Stocking anime series? Well if you are, here’s a creative drawing of the main characters in a different art style. The rest of the nails are topped with eye-catching and bright pastel toppers.
Something about these nails just screams high fashion. We have a beautiful gray to nude gradient base which is topped off with some clear 3D toppers that look so much like raindrops.
Just in time for spring! Here’s an adorable pink ombre set topped with some beautiful flowers.
Gel nail artists are on another level! Let’s all take a moment to appreciate these sharp beautiful chrome nails. I want these on my fingertips badly!
Another daisy nail set that gets me so excited for spring.
Look at this cute Cinnamoroll 3D art! If you’re a fan of kawaii nails and cute Cinnamoroll recreations, this strawberry pink set is for you!
These just look like really cute unicorn horns and I’m quite obsessed, not gonna lie.
These beautiful pink and blue ombre designs are making me feel like I’m under the sea!
We have incredible nail artistry going on here. I love the combination of colors. The artist was able to perfectly put together a baby blue and a baby pink with some solid reds and browns. The abstract 3D art is just so fun and funky!
In awe of these beautiful ivory stone-looking nails. These nails are a mixture of clean, crisp, angelic. I love the beautiful touch of silver. The fact that we have a different 3D design on each nail that is as beautiful as each other is absolutely mindblowing to me.
These nails feel like being under the sea in an alternate universe. A mixture of funky, otherwordly, and exciting!
This is an adorable color combination. We’ve got a very simple pink and green set that’s topped off with minimal yet charming designs.
Here’s an original take on Hangyodon, a half-fish character similar to Hello Kity and My Melody! Look at how the artist transformed the sea monster into an adorable added charm!
Here’s a very refined set. The use of clear nails along with varying sizes of pearl just makes this look so elevated and classy.
These nails look like alien goo or otherworldy lava. Either way, I’m obsessed with the violet chrome and the wonderful placement and shaping of the abstract design that seems to be melting on your fingers.
Here’s a design similar to the previous one. This time we’ve got a gorgeous silver chrome. Both styles are similar but I would recommend their use for different occasions. This silver set seems a lot more neat and sophisticated and can be used in high fashion events.
This is such a cute set! Is anyone a fan of gummy bears here? Here are some crystal clear bears on top of a beautiful milky pink base.
If you love Rilakkuma & Korilakkuma then you’ll love these nails too!
Some more spring nails that feel so fresh and cheery! I love the bright yellow color used and the large yellow 3D flowers that are placed on top of the adorable matte pink base!
Just Oscar and the Cookie Monster saying a quick hello!
Here’s an adorable pink glossy set topped off with some adorable white detailing and the cutest strawberry bears!
Live out your mermaid fantasy with these beautiful pink iridescent sheen seashells. If you like this, you might want to take a look at our mermaid nail art too!
These look as if hot melting chrome was spilled onto your nails. The gloss base makes it a lot better.
Have fun with your nails with these Hello Kitty set! The design has colors that are solid and bright but aren’t at all intimidating because of the cute character designs!
Some more colorful goodness! We’ve got some swirly goo on the left that looks as if it’s been squeezed out of a bottle. Then we have some 3D gradient hears with matching colors on the other side.
Here’s some golden drip. These are nails that I think would go so beautifully well for the women back in the Roman empire. The gold detailing is just exquisite!
We’re back to some chrome and I’m honestly obsessed with the stark contrast in size and shape between the two hands. Nonetheless, they perfectly match each other and both look beautiful in their own ways.
Orange is such a fun vibrant color and I love the beautiful foil detailing on top. I really like how this design is completely orange, even the 3D sheen detail on top.
We’re onto our gorgeous greens. These remind me of seaweed under the sea. However, these are taken to an entirely new level. I love how the entire nail is a see-through green. It adds to the illusion of being in another space.
Here are some fun bright rainbow blobs to add a little bit of color to your life!
I haven’t seen creativity like this one. This design is on a different level because it doesn’t only play around with the 3D designs, but it also plays around with the shapes of the nails themselves. I love the empty heart and the squiggly edge the most!
This is what the Aurora Borealis would look like on your nails. The colors are absolutely beautiful and the 3D jelly-like look is just so pretty to look at.
Here’s a simple, not too spooky Halloween look.
I’m in love with these sparkly blobs! These look like different sparkly elements that you would find in space or under the sea being stuck onto your fingers. They’re absolutely majestic!
A fun cute sheer pink moment! The 3D chrome-like pearls beautifully elevate this look.
This seems like a fun spring celebration encapsulated at your fingertips.
These are some beautiful iridescent blobs with some silver pierced nails that add an edge to the look.
The black 3D abstract design looks like art. I love how it looks contrasted to the white tips touched up with some colorful gems
Any Kirby lovers out there?
Are you ready for Spring yet?
This is crystal blue water on your fingertips.
Just some cute designs to level up your nail set.
These nails are what I imagine a fairy prince or princess would have. These encapsulate nature and its elements on an entirely different level. I love the sheen and crystal bases. I especially love the beautifully crafted 3D flowers on top. This is by far my favorite nail set in this collection!
If you’re really feeling the holiday spirit, these nails would be perfect for you!
No way these aren’t real eyes… I absolutely adore the artistry because of how realistic it looks!
These nails remind me of white chocolate. They look so beautifully melted with a little 3D circular surprise!
These tips look like actual silver hardware. Amazing!
If you’re into kawaii nails, these are perfect for you! These nails are mostly done using a nice pink sheen but are topped with a bit of sparkle and a whole lot of cute pink 3D details.
This is such a fun and easy way to elevate your nails.
I do hope this has given you some ideas for 3D nail art designs If you give this a go – I want to see it! Send me a photo of your own 3D design and we’ll feature them here.
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