54 Incredible Encapsulated Nail Designs for 2022

Encapsulated nail designs give you such an intricate and creative style to play with. It’s almost an excuse to get playful with your design. Suspending the design in gel to give it a multiple-layered look you just don’t get with any other nail art style. We look at a lot of styles and this one really stands out as something different.

We looked through thousands of encapsulated nail art styles and talented nail artists to narrow down our favorites. We did include a guide on how to do this yourself, but this might be one of those styles best done if you’re more experienced – or show the design to your nail tech.

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We’re starting this nail collection with these beautiful white French tips. I absolutely love the intricated blue nail filled with glitter and butterfly wings.
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Here’s a lovely clear nail set that’s perfect for those who want something lighter on the nails. I really like the pops of color brought by the glitters and sparkles!
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If you’re looking for a classy nude nail set, I’d definitely recommend this one. The combination of the nude pink along with the elegant toppers really makes this a great look for formal occasions.
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Here’s a nail set that reminds me of a fun little party. The cute multi-colored round glitters remind me so much of confetti!
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This is a nail set that reminds me so much of Korean nails! I really love how they maximized the use of clear nails.
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If you feel like going for something a bit more wild and adventurous, these animal print nails will surely do the trick!
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Here’s a cute little purple nail set that’s got a different design on each nail. I definitely love the encapsulated glitter tips the most.
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I really love black nails because of how versatile they are. These black nails are mixed with a whole lot of colors!
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Here’s a lovely light floral nail set for those who want more of a feminine look. I love how you can see how thick the encapsulated tips are!
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Money nail art is definitely such a delight because of how fun and original they look! I love how this one played around with the different elements of a dollar bill.
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Here’s a lovely nail set that looks so fun and alive! I especially love the nail, which includes an entire dried flower inside.
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If you want a nail set that’s a combination of classy and fun, you’re going to love these nude and glitter combinations!
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If you’re having a hard time deciding what to pair with your nude nails, I’d definitely recommend these cute glitters and flower-encapsulated nails!
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If you love sparkle, then these nails are perfect for you! I also love the added layer that the geometric nail designs give off.
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Here’s a lovely nail set that combines a bunch of fun blue designs! My favorite design has to be the cute nude nail topped with vibrant blue butterflies.
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If you’re a fan of the classic flame designs, here’s a nail set for you! These are a lot more adorable because of the encapsulated glitters below the multi-colored flames.
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Here’s a really cute light pink nail set. I absolutely love the encapsulated nails on this one because it’s a combination of different reflective elements!
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Here’s a nice long nail set with clear tips. I especially love cute little flowers found on the moons of the nails the most.
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If you’re feeling like going for something a bit bolder, I’d definitely look into these bright red nails paired with a nice glitter encapsulated nail.
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Here’s a fun little way of adding a bunch of different colors to your nails! I really love the combination of all of these pretty dried flowers.
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Here’s an easy way to take your clear tips to a whole other level. Simply add a whole lot of multi-colored glitter, and you’re pretty much good to go!
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Here’s another beautiful almond-shaped nail set that’s filled with a whole lot of beautiful dried flowers. This set is perfect for those who love the dried flower look.
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Here we’ve got some plain pink nails paired with a bunch of blue detailing. If you’re looking to spice up a look, adding some vibrant glitter will surely transform your nail set!
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This nail set can’t help but remind me of a beautiful mirror ball! I really love how reflective these large silver circle glitters are!
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Here’s a nail set that’s perfect for all of those who love bold nails. I absolutely love how everything’s quite extravagant in this nail set, from the length and shape of the nails to the flashy design.
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Here’s the perfect nail set for those who are looking for a nice warm set. I really like how they included a black smokey design because it contrasts the bright orange shimmer.
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Here’s another nail set that makes use of a lot of dried flowers. I really like how all the nails have a blooming flower on them.
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We’ve got another sleek black coffin-shaped nail set. I also like how well the black and white marble nails fit into the look.
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This has to be one of my favorite nail sets because of the gorgeous glitters found on the tips of the nails! So bright and gorgeous.
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We’re toning it down a bit with these square-shaped nails painted with a nice natural pink shade. The glitters definitely add more life to the look.
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If you’re looking for a classy nail set, here’s one I’d recommend! I love the cool bright orange diagonal tip outline, which is simple but still adds a bit of color to the look.
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If you’re a fan of pink nails, you’re going to enjoy this set! I really love the glossy pink translucent nails the most because of how soft they look!
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Here’s a fabulous blue nail set with the most beautiful designs. I especially love the flame designs the most because they pop because of the blue gradient underneath.
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If you want to try out encapsulated nails, but you don’t want them all over your nails, I’d definitely recommend starting out with encapsulated nail tips.
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Here’s a sunning nail set that’s just so charming! I really love the mixture of all of these different shining elements.
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Here’s a lovely nail set that’s got a mix of nude nails and some clear encapsulated ones. My favorite definitely has to be the encapsulated glitter ombré!
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Here’s another nail set that’s got a perfectly done encapsulated accent nail. I really love the shards of reflective pieces. This might actually be one of my favorites so far.
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If you love a nail set that shines like no other, then these beautiful chrome nails are perfect for you! I just love the flawless shine these nails give off!
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If you’ve got a full pink nail set and you don’t really know what to pair it with, these beautiful white glitter nails are perfect!
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Here’s a fun fruity look for those who want a burst of color! I also like how the bold red nails were shaped differently, as it adds variety to the entire nail look.
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Here’s a lovely nail set that looks very cohesive. I really like how the color of the nails matches perfectly with the flowers encapsulated with gold.
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This nail set is so relaxing because it reminds me so much of a nice warm milk bath with a bunch of flower petals scattered all over.
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If you’re looking to try a glamorous nail set that’ll surely make you stand out, these shiny stiletto-shaped nails are perfect for you!
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I love the color yellow, especially on nails, because they automatically give off that jolly feeling! These nails show just that!
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We’re bringing you something a bit different with these matte nail sets. I’m quite in awe of the beautiful blue lining on top of the white Frenchies!
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We’re ending this collection with a beautiful nail set that takes short, classy nails to a whole other level! These encapsulated rose gold tips are just breathtaking!

We’re just scratching the surface on encapsulated nail art designs here. These talented artists have made some amazing sets but there’s so much more you could do. Our inspiration photos come from user submissions and open sources and we’ll always give credit. All of the fantastic styles belong to their respective owners. If we’ve got a credit wrong or you’d rather we don’t feature you – just drop us an email.

If you try one of these designs, or you come up with something else, send us a photo of your set! If we feature them, we’ll cover your manicure!

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