Five Press-On Nails That Are Perfect For Large Nail Beds

Looking your best on a budget with minimal effort — it's what all of us want, right? That's why you should make the switch to press-on nails. Press-on nails are an easy way to get a manicure and elevate your appearance without breaking the bank or leaving the house. It seemed that press-on nails had a resurgence in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. With people less likely to go to salons and more frugal with their spending, press-ons were the perfect way to add some glamor into everyday life, according to The Wall Street Journal. Now, it seems that press-on nails are glued tight to mainstream fashion and are here to stay.


"A good set of press-on nails look like real nails, make you feel amazing, and allow you to change up your look whenever you want, however you want," manicure trend expert Olivia Van Iderstine told Women's Health. In fact, one of the biggest mistakes you can make when using press-on nails is picking the wrong size. But choosing the right press-on nail can make your look go from an obvious adhesive to a set of nails straight out of a high dollar salon. The secret is all in knowing your nail beds, according to Glamour. If you have large nail beds, these are the press-on nails you should stick to.

Try Pink Tiger Marmalade

Finding the right press-ons to match your nail beds is what makes glue-on nails look authentic, according to celebrity nail artist Mei Kawajiri. "The sizing should match your nail beds closely in order for the tips to look realistic, and to prevent them from falling off," Kawajiri told Women's Health.


With that sizing in mind, press-on fans with larger nail beds can find a match for the shape of their nails. One go-to recommendation across the internet for press-ons is the Pink Tiger Marmalade set. In addition to their almond shape that would work perfect for those with larger nail beds, this Marmalade medium-length stiletto set has a gorgeous and colorful appearance. "These nails are beautiful! The way the light catches them is hypnotizing and almost magical. I got so many compliments on them..." one reviewer wrote.

The set includes 24 press-ons in 12 different sizes, so you're sure to be able to find the perfect fit.

Get nails to impress

Searching for an even more natural-looking press-on manicure? Look no further than the range of options offered by imPRESS Color Press-on Manicure. Found in both solid colors and intricate designed nail art, imPRESS nails are bound to get your hands noticed for their prim and proper appearance. Their square shape makes these nails look extra authentic without the hassle of going to the salon. And even though they don't even require glue, they stick around well, according to online reviewers.


"My nails used to chip and crack till I discovered Impress. I work in retail and now people comment on my nails every day! The press-on nails look so realistic, last for at least a week and actually protect my real nails so they grow stronger. I couldn't love Impress more!" one reviewer wrote. Offered in a range of colors and designs, you're bound to find yourself impressed.

Facile Nails for an easy and sustainable at-home mani

Facile press-on nails have only been around since creator Alexa Liberatore began the brand in February 2020 (according to Allure), but that hasn't stopped this Canadian beauty start-up from raking in fans and media coverage from top beauty magazines like VogueGlamour, and Harper's Bazaar for their at-home manicures. Offering both solid colors and intricately designed nail art, Facile's press-ons are bound to spice up your everyday outfits. 


Sunset Waves by Facile, for example, are the perfect summer design to add a pop of color to your look. With the ability to be cut and filed, Facile press-ons can be manipulated to fit your nails even more. Each kit comes with 24 nails in a range of sizes that are "reusable and guaranteed to fit all nail shapes & sizes," according to the brand's website. These at-home manis won't just be convenient and cost-efficient — they're sustainable, too!

ManiMe for the most personalized look

If your go-to nail shape is oval and you happen to have large nail beds, ManiMe is the best option for you. Thousands of others have tried and loved these at-home press-on manicures. According to ManiMe's website, more than 200,000 customers have purchased their customized nail kits. Their customizable 3D technology personalizes each nail kit for your specific nail size and shape. Looking through their Instagram, ManiMe's nails look stunningly natural. In addition to customizing the size and shape, you can request specific designs or shop by loads of pop-culture inspired categories.


Though the process is more intense than other online press-on nails sites, ManiMe's sizing and purchasing guide explains how you can get the perfect-fitting nails in three steps. First, pick your design. After checking out online, you'll scan your nails by taking five photos on your phone and uploading them to the ManiMe's team of renderers.

Try Dashing Diva's Magic Press Designs

Dashing Diva's press-ons come in a variety of designs, ranging from animal print, intricate graphics, and shaded ombré, according to their website. They offer three lengths and four shapes, so whether you lean towards nails that are square, oval, almond, or coffin, you'll be able to find a fit for you. With 12 sizes, large nail beds are sure to be covered.


These nails last up to seven days, according to Dashing Diva's website, and their unique designs make them ideal for special occasions. Instead of hitting the salon before a wedding, evening out, or date night, just apply these press-ons for designs that would have taken hours by hand. They don't require glue, according to Allure, making this brand the magazine's "favorite faux nails." And priced at less than $10, they'll be your wallet's favorite press-ons, too.

Lesson learned: You don't need to spend lots of time or money on an eye-catching manicure.