Glitter had a serious moment during the party season in 2016, and we’re happy to announce that it looks as if the trend is here to stay. But gone are the days when we were slathering it all over our eyes and lips – there’s a more subtle, minimal way to do it for spring, and it’s possibly the prettiest mani you’ll have had in a long time.

We’re totally in love with this new glitter tear nail art, which has got Instagram going totally bonkers…

You may be wondering how to recreate this understated yet extremely glam look… so here’s our step-by-step guide for you to follow.

Step one: Apply a base coat to your nails, followed by a coat of a pearlescent nude colour.

Step two: Choose a glitter pot (a colour of your choice – or several, if you like to switch it up), and dab on as little or as much glitter as you like to the tips of your fingernails with a clean brush. Do this while your nails are still slightly tacky from the polish so the glitter sticks.

Step three: Using a pointed nail tool, position some more glitter specks further down your nail, to create a gradient effect.

Step four: Leave nails to dry completely, then apply a top coat to seal the glitter onto your nails and create a glossy finish.

Et voila – the perfect glitter tear manicure…

Will you be trying it out? We’d love to hear your thoughts!