The Oscars commemorate the best performances of the year from the reels of cinema, but the red carpet outside (which was beige this time around) witnesses these actors’ best of fashion. Apart from raging fashion moments, we were given insider access to major nail inspiration at the 95th Academy Awards. Should last us a whole year of fabulous nails.
Red Carpet Red
Riri paired her custom Alaïa leather outfit with striking red on her lips and nails. Her manicure by Kimmie Kyees definitely made up for the lack of red in the carpet at the Oscars.
Keeping in mind the year’s fashion runways, I’m calling chrome nails the trend of 2023. And at the Academy Awards, they made repeated appearances. While Jessica Chastain and Eva Langoria went for a classic silver chrome, Tems’ manicure by Eri Ishizu combined paint-drip nails with this trend.
Speaking of Eri Ishizu, Laverne Cox’s claws did her dress and lovely complexion justice. Her stilettos had a pop of colour at their tips and rhinestones at their base.
Gitz And Glam
Be it sheer like Winnie Harlow, ombre like Ana De Armas or painted like Sandra Oh; glitter nails have officially made a comeback. Sandra Oh’s glitter nails were elevated with a pop of colour painted alongside the shimmer.
Vanessa Hudgens paired her classic black outfit with some fun b&w nails. Instead of going for the good ol’ polka dots or swirls, the High School Musical star went for an elegant half-and-half monochrome mani.
There’s nothing wrong with keeping it short and simple, especially when you’re going all out with your outfit. And with Lady gaga, Nazanin Boniadi and Angela Bassett showing us how it’s done, I might just switch to a classic nude too.
Lip Gloss Nails
Sofia Carson showed up with the 2023 takeover of the Hailey Bieber glazed donut nail trend, the lip gloss nails. These nails mimic the effect of clear gloss on bare lips with their ultra-dewy shine atop a sheer nude base.
When it comes to accessorising, why turn a blind eye to your nails. Florence Pugh carried a set of nudes with one stand-out embellished fingernail, crafted for her by Nail Glam. This design is perfect if you’re looking to take the glamour of any outfit up a notch.