It’s all about the details on Oscar night. We already shared the stars who wowed us with their gowns, hair and makeup, and now it’s time to celebrate those gorgeous manicures! Could your new favorite spring nail look be on the list?
Just like her acceptance speech, Lupita’s custom pale blue Prada gown was total perfection—perfection that she somehow made more perfect with a light pink manicure, which enhanced the fresh, airy vibe of her look without overshadowing it. Take a page from Lupita’s book with Ava, a ballet slipper pink frost that will make you feel like you’re walking on air—no Prada required.
The Emmy and Tony-winner was looking like an Oscar statuette herself in a gold art deco-inspired Roberto Cavalli dress, and if there’s one thing that always works well with gold, it’s diamonds. We love the way she accented her nude nails with sparkling silver glitter tips. And how’s this for a Wicked coincidence? You can achieve a strikingly similar look with two nail colors in our new Wizard of Oz collection, Glinda the Good Witch and Tin Man. Kristen, how did you know?
Strutting the red carpet in a jaw-dropping Dior Haute Couture gown, Charlize amped up the vamp with a glossy black mani. We love the way this high contrast look can go with any outfit, from casual to couture. Embrace your own divine dark side with Jet, an edgy yet elegant true black.
The 23-year-old beauty looked sophisticated yet youthful on the red carpet, thanks in part to burgundy nails that gave a romantic flourish to her dark, dazzling Vera Wang gown and perfectly played off her blue-based red lipstick. Get the look with Coco, a glamorous oxblood crème with year-round appeal.
We can always rely on the Extra host to bring her A-game on the red carpet, and last night was no exception. Sporting grey nails with sparkly chevrons, Maria’s mod take on nail art was unique yet sleek, adding a fun statement to her elegant white Johanna Johnson gown. You can achieve a similar look by filling in your nails with Daria, adding a black triangle to each tip and then filling in the triangle with Estelle.
Red: It’s classic for a reason. The Dallas Buyers Club star went for a vintage-inspired ensemble with a silver tiered fringe gown by Oscar de la Renta and a silver beaded clutch, allowing her red nails to complete the modern flapper feel like the proverbial cherry on top. Even without the designer dress, you can channel Jen’s stellar taste with Scarlett, a red micro-glitter that puts its own sparkly spin on this timeless look.
Amid a sea of stars wearing blush pinks and nudes, Julia Robert’s periwinkle nails provided a cheery change of pace, especially when set against her dramatic black lace Givenchy gown. Pastel nails are the perfect way to add a pop of fresh spring color to your look without the need to invest in a whole new wardrobe. No matter the weather where you are, with a little help from Margaret, it’ll be blue skies from now on.
Kate’s beaded, plunging, cape-bedecked Atelier Versace gown was such a stunner, we wouldn’t be surprised if you didn’t notice her nails—but thankfully, we did! With a long, gold-tipped French manicure, she was oozing glamour all the way down to her fingertips. Bring the Midas touch to your next French with Margot, a gold shimmer that’s so dazzling, it could make even Oscar jealous.
Did you spot a stylish Oscars mani that we missed? Share your favorites in the comments!