Egyptian designs are timeless. They’ve been around for a very long time and yet we all still have a certain image of what the Egyptian design and aesthetic are like. Translating this classic piece of history into Egyptian nail art is such a wonderful way of exploring a completely different realm of nail designs.
After scrolling through
thousands of Egyptian nail designs, we put together this list of our favorites. There’s a little something for everyone here, from the simple DIY to the intricate ideas to show your nail tech. We’ve got you covered.
Cleopatra would be so jealous of these manicures. 𓁕❤️💅
We’re starting this collection with these lovely gold-filled stiletto-shaped nails. I truly love the bright shine from these nails that are balanced by the depth of black polish.
What really sets Egyptian designs apart is the wonderful history behind them. This set features the Eye of Horus, which is an ancient Egyptian sign of prosperity and protection.
Egyptian designs are just so lovely to look at. This set is intricately made, and there are so many different details that all tie together beautifully.
This set is perfect for those who want something fashionable and easily wearable. I also like the subtle ombré of colors that span the entire nail set.
This set is perfect if you want some Egyptian elements in your nail set. This one’s still very wearable as it’s got this universally beautiful design.
Here’s another set with a different design on each nail. The best, of course, is the eye accent designs on the thumbs which slightly vary, adding a bit of variety to the look.
If you want a set that’s fully decorated without needing too many tools, you simply need to gather a couple of different colored nail polishes to achieve this look. No toppers are needed!
You’ll usually see an Egyptian set painted in blue and gold, but it’s nice to see a different-colored one. This one’s a lovely pink set designed with red and gold toppers. It’s a great choice if you want something simple and. modern.
If you want to go all out, you can do so! Egyptian designs are not conservative in nature, and it’s so lovely to see such an intricate one filled with so many bold colors.
I love this modern take on Egyptian nails. My favorite designs are these cool French tip variations painted with different colors.
Placing gold foil on top of black polish will make the gold shine so much more. This makes the entire set look extra regal and eye-catching. I have a personal love for black and gold nail designs for this deep luxury look and some ancient Egyptian designs really work with this colorway.
The great thing about Egyptian designs is that you don’t have to add a base color to make it look good! The designs can stand alone by themselves.
This nail set’s design is quite similar to the previous one we just saw except this one’s got a whole lot of glitter. I like how the use of color in this set is subtle yet strong, which makes the colors pop more.
We’ve seen a similar design to this one, but these nails are a lot more structured because of the shape of the nail tips. It also makes up for a much cleaner look.
Here’s a wonderful mix of colors. Gold is already such a luxurious color, but when added with a chrome green, it becomes sultry and so much more sophisticated.
This set looks so well made. All the designs are placed perfectly. It’s also amazing how well the toppers are arranged as they don’t look crowded or messy.
Egyptian designs are all about extravagance, but you can definitely tone them down as well. These ones are matte clear nails topped with these beautiful gold toppers that line the edges of the nail. Geometric looks will always look good.
I really love how classy a deep reddish brown and gold combination looks! It’s softer on the eyes than a black and gold combo plus it’s a lot classier too!
If you find that your gold design is already intimidating, you can match them with a polish color that’s close to your natural nail base.
This set looks as if the artist really took their time designing it. It’s got a lot of different colors spread out plus it’s got a whole lot of shiny toppers even spaced out.
This set looks really luxurious and regal. I love all the tiny details, especially the mummy one on the accent nails. It’s amazing to see everything so well planned out.
Here’s your classic sand beige and blue color combination that’s very known in Egypt. Adding in glitter or a few carving designs, you can easily create your own Egyptian nail set.
This set is definitely one of my favorites so far in this collection. It’s got such a luscious gold chrome that’s contrasted by the matte black polish topped with such intricate Egyptian designs that show off Egyptian history.
If you prefer something simpler, you can have a full set with just one colored base. As long as you’ve got unique toppers, you can achieve a gorgeous look.
A design that always puts me in awe is full chrome gold nails. They’ve got such a luxurious shine and smooth texture, and they look like actual gold has been placed on your nails.
Even if you’re a die-hard classic French tips fan, you can still try out Egyptian nails! These are Egyptian designs made more modern and wearable!
I love how even if we don’t necessarily understand the meaning of the hieroglyphics, we can tell that there’s a very intricate story being strung.
Green is one of those cooler and calmer colors that’s a great alternative to blue. It gives you a different kind of elegance that you can’t get enough of!
Here’s another simpler nail design. I truly love the use of silver polish to create these designs as they make the look more fitting for the theme.
These nails truly are wonderful. They’ve got the most wonderful nail toppers, plus each nail looks like it’s been built with so much care. Plus, if there was ever a time for 3D nail designs, this must be it.
This nail set truly rocks that ancient theme that comes along with anything Egyptian. I love how aside from the detailed designs, they also put a lot of work into creating a hieroglyph-filled base.
This set has so much subtle variation that creates such big changes. I love the refreshing look that pastel purple gives off. It’s not your typical Egyptian color, but it’s got a fun modern twist!
In this set, we’ve got blue nails topped with different Egyptian hieroglyphs. It’s nicely balanced by adding the mummy tomb design painted with silver polish.
This set is both wearable and completely alluring. I love the classy look that the gold outline provides, especially when paired with more gold toppers.
These nails are another classy and modern take on Egyptian designs. What catches my attention the most is the gorgeous gold mummy topper that I’ve only seen in this nail collection.
This is definitely one of my favorite nail designs in this collection because of the really complex hieroglyph designs mixed with such a nice earthy color palette.
Here’s another one of my favorite sets of nails that contain deeper colors. I love the use of a nice bronze chrome as it’s less intimidating than a bright cold which also helps the colors blend together nicely.
These nails are a lot more charming as they’ve got these tiny little details that come nicely together to fit the Egyptian theme. I like the minimalistic take which allows all of the designs to be noticed.
Why stick to Egypt when you can go around the world? This set was inspired by the ability to visit more places that exhibit different kinds of beauty. Definitely one of the more unique designs!
Black can sometimes be a bit too harsh on the nails, so pairing them with a plain base is a great idea. This also allows certain designs to stand out a lot more.
I know that some ladies (like me) just love their bright, vibrant colors! We’ve got here a blend of bold pink and green, colors that you wouldn’t expect in an Egyptian set!
I love the warmer and darker gold-colored chrome used in this set as it looks much more luxurious than those bright gold nails, especially when paired with multi-colored crystals.
Here are some more charming short pink nails. It’s got this natural pink shade topped with a unique Egyptian symbol on each nail. It’s an easy way to add variety and dimension to a look.
The dark blue glitter on these nails looks so relaxing. They remind me so much of the blue sky filled with infinite stars.
We’re going with something bright, cute, and trendy. The white and purple combo gives off such a chic feel.
This set contains one of my favorite colorways. I like how we’ve got a mix of shadows and highlights. It allows for the designs to look a lot more complex.
We’re ending this collection with the most beautiful stiletto-shaped nail set topped with gorgeous gold and blue crystals. The star of the show is the intricate gold mummy design which grounds the look and adds depth to the topper-filled set.
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