While everyone else is talking about the Best Picture debacle, all we really want to hone in are those NAILS! Gorgeous, shiny, perfectly manicured digits were undeniably these actresses best accessories. And while their dresses were sexy, frothy works of art, they kept their nails classic and sophisticated, in varying shades of earth tone neutrals.
Simple Steps to Recreate These Beautiful Nail Looks at Home
Always begin your manicure with a nail primer, like Essie Primer Color Corrector. Its purpose is to resurface or conceal any imperfections or discolorations--especially important when going for a nearly nude shade.
Lay your foundation with a base coat like Essie First Base. A base coat helps your color stay put, and for longer.
Finish with two coats of a clear top coat like Essie No Chips Ahead. This layer helps to seal and protect your color, while also boosting shine.
Click through our slideshow to see who wore what.
What she wore: Celebrity manicurist Julie Kandalec swept on Mink Muffs, a lavish smoky taupe, to complement but not distract from Viola’s stunning red Armani Privé gown.
What she wore: Celebrity manicurist Jolene Brodeur and Priyanka chose Gel Couture color in Make The Cut, a pearlized nude greige, to play off of her geometric Ralph & Russo white gown.
What she wore: “The metallic, floral accents on Hailee’s whimsical Ralph & Russo gown called for a matching lustrous manicure. Buy Me A Cameo had the perfect amount of frosted shimmer to top off her fresh, modern look,” says celebrity manicurist Rosanne Sollecito.
What she wore: With a gown as exquisite and embellished at Chrissy’s Zuhair Murad, a classic nude polish is the best pairing for it. Chrissy chose Topless & Barefoot, a soft beige pink, to complete her “effortless and beautiful look,” explains celebrity manicurist Kimmie Kyees.