The gowns at the 2016 Academy Awards may have been every color and texture imaginable, but when it came to manicures, natural pink and sheer beige shades ruled the red carpet. From Rachel McAdams’ true nude shade to Olivia Wilde’s pale pink hue, click ahead to copy the exact nail looks from your favorite celebs.
The Academy Awards makeup and hair looks might be complicated to replicate, but this season, the pale pink and nude nail shades couldn’t be easier to master. Before you pick out your favorite neutral shade, always remember to start with a base coat for an even base. To keep your sheer polish from getting streaky, paint two coats of your chosen color, but keep them thin and allow each coat to fully dry. Finish with a high-shine top coat or an instant mattifying coat for a modern texture.
Whether wearing her emerald green slip dress at the Oscars or shimmering pink gown for the after party, Rachel McAdams‘ nude manicure complemented her look. L’Oréal Paris Global Nail Artist Tom Bachik created a custom color for Rachel by painting on a coat of L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Nail Color in Passionate Petal, followed by a coat of L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Nail Color in Forever Mink.
To match the pale pink color of actress (and mom-to-be) Emily Blunt‘s dress, manicurist Carla Kay used the sheer pink Essie Nail Polish in Mademoiselle.
Also wearing pale pink shades of polish were Olivia Wilde and Sarah Silverman. For Olivia’s shade, manicurist Chelsea King painted her nails and toes with two coats of the pinky-nude shade, Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy Nail Enamel in Up In Charms. For a gel-like shine, Chelsea finished with a coat of Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy Diamond Top Coat. For Sarah’s sheer pink shade, manicurist Melissa DeLaCruz used Caption Polish in Rough, Tough & In The Buff.
Actress Cate Blanchett chose a more mauve tinted pink shade, which her manicurist, TracyLee, created by layering a coat of Essie Nail Polish in Sugar Daddy over a coat of Essie Nail Polish in BFF Best Boyfriend.
Whose barely-there shade did you like best, HollywoodLifers?