When it comes to nails, Academy Awards attendees typically play it safe, opting for subtle nudes or classic red. This year, however, we saw a handful of celebs kick their nail looks up a notch, from adding a touch of loose glitter to embracing the vintage glamour of a classic moon manicure.
Lucy Boynton: Bohemian Rhapsody’s Lucy Boynton, whose beau and costar Rami Malek took home the Oscar for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama, wore a chic moon manicure created by Julie Kandalec. To get the look, Kandalec applied deep burgundy Chanel Le Vernis Rouge Noir only to the center of the nail over a pale pink Ballerina base, leaving the free edge and lunula exposed.
Jennifer Lopez: Tom Bachik added a dose of sparkle to presenter Jennifer Lopez’s neutral Bio Seaweed Gel Creme manicure by topping her nails with loose iridescent glitter—the perfect complement to her dazzling mirrored Tom Ford gown.
Hailee Steinfeld: Bachik also worked his nail magic on Vanity Fair Oscar Party attendee Hailee Steinfeld by complementing her coral feather-and-sequin bedazzled Elie Saab mini dress with a gold chrome manicure featuring gold foil accents.
Regina King: Raelene Getter from Frenchie’s Modern Nail Care ensured Best Supporting Actress winner Regina King was red carpet ready with a reverse French nail created with CND Vinylux Winter Glow and rose gold glitter. “This design was a way to keep a classic look to match the dress with a little pop of color and shimmer,” says Getter.
–by Lotus Abrams
This story first appeared in the May issue of Nailpro magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.
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