Billy Porter Wore CND at the Critics’ Choice Awards


Billy Porter wore a neon manicure to stand out against his custom Hogan McLaughlin celadon and two-tone silk faille jumpsuit at the Critics’ Choice Awards, courtesy of celebrity manicurist and CND education ambassador Vanessa McCullough.

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Inspired by David Bowie’s signature style, the nail look featured an eye-catching neon hue, topped with broken mirrored glass.

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“Friday night, I received a call informing me that Billy needed nails for his amazing pant suit,” McCullough wrote on her Instagram. “Four hours later I made this fun set that I call SHATTERED. Billy has shattered every stereotype, and I wanted to create a set that represented him. The bright neon represents his boldness, and the broken mirrored glass represents the stereotypes. This man is everything!”


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Recreate the Look

Step 1
Prep the nail. Apply two coat of CND Shellac Cream Puff.

Step 2
Dust the nail with neon pigment powder.

Step 3
Apply one coat of DuraForce Top Coat. Then, finish the look by adding mirrored glass fragments for dimension. Cure.

—by Angelina Lewis

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