We all know the Oscars aren’t prime nail art time – stars are going for the more basic, “Old Hollywood” glam. Nevertheless, we’ve rounded up celebrity’s nails from the evening, and while there’s a touch of glitter and color here and there, we can’t lie – there are a LOT of nude nails on this list. Our solution? Just scroll through and imagine each celebrity’s colorless manicure instead be one of these way more fun designs.
Without further ado…
Oscar-winner Jamie Chung, the voice of GoGo in Big Hero 6, wore iridescent sparkle at her moons. Manicurist Melissa DeLaCruz used Caption Nail Polish in Rough, Tough & In The Buff and My Oh My.
Kelly Osbourne showed off ornately patterned white talons.
Are you having as much fun watching the #ERedCarpet #PreShow as @mrbradgoreski are taping It? A photo posted by Kelly Osbourne (@kellyosbourne) on
Jennifer Hudson had royalty-worthy purple tips.
As if Lupita Nyong’o crazy 6,600-pearl gown wasn’t blingy enough, Deborah Lippmann added Swarovski crystals to the underside of her champagne-colored nails.
2014 Oscar Winner @LupitaNyongo stuns in her @CalvinKlein! To complement the custom 6,000-pearl dress, I used a sheer, pearly champagne lacquer and @official_swarovski crystals on the underside of the nail. Crystals are the ultimate glam accessory. @costafrancisco @swarovski #glamsquad #Oscars2015 Nails @deborahlippmann Styling @micaelaerlanger Makeup @NickBarose Hair @LarryJarahSims A photo posted by deborahlippmann (@deborahlippmann) on
Dakota Johnson may have starred in Fifty Shades of Grey, but her manicure was all-black.
Four manicurists used Essie nail polish to give actress’ pinky-nude nails. First up was Margot Robbie…
Manicurist Elisa Wishan layered ‘perennial chic’ and ‘back in the limo’ on actress @margotrobbie for her #Oscars2015 mani. #essielook A photo posted by essie (@essiepolish) on
…Then Jessica Chastain with a soft pink.
…And Faith Hill wearing clean, white gown.
…Followed by the always-classy Gwyneth Paltrow.
Nailing Hollywood’s Whitney Gibson spruced up Nicole Kidman‘s mani with a fresh nude shade.
Gotta have the ulta-luxurious Azature at the Oscars! Gloria Williams (aka The Foot Nanny) prepped the Oprah with Azature polish before the big event.
@Oprah you look amazing! Rock the #footnanny2000 treatment, @chanelofficial manicure, @azature black diamond topper and @cnd retention !! #Stedmangraham you look amazing too! Two of my favorite #mentors! Goodluck tonight! #selma #firstlook #facebook #powercouple @platinumstarpr A photo posted by footnanny (@footnanny) on
And of course, Red Carpet Manicure made an appearance on the red carpet!
Patty Caresosa used Caption Nail Polish in Let Life Unfold on Jane the Virgin’s Gina Rodriguez.
Fashion Police’s Louise Roe got a dark mani-pedi from manicurist Soo Kim using Caption Nail Polish in Look Don’t Touch.
Malin Akerman sizzled in a see-through gown and pretty chevron French! Nail artist Patty Caresosa used Caption Nail Polish in Oh No She Didn’t and Monday’s the New Friday.
Model Brooklyn Decker showed off her silver mani done by tech Melissa DeLaCruz using Caption Nail Polish Rewind Repeat.
Italia Ricci had a gorgeous gunmetal dress and opted for a neutral – Caption Nail Polish Can’t Hardly Wait.