By now we know that Kim Kardashian has already made a buzz with her “all-black” outfit at the Met Gala 2021. Everyone looks forward to this breathtaking event because of all the stunning, bold, and out-of-the-box looks that we get to see on the red carpet. Designers, make-up artists, and nail technicians did not disappoint us!
Met Gala is an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York. It is the Oscars of the fashion industry. All your favorite designers, models, and stars make an appearance to engage and get the best of media coverage. And just like a fashion show, hair, make-up, outfit, every tiny detail has to be on point.
But with all the lights, cameras, and red carpet, celebrity manicures also gained a lot of spotlights. We could see celebrities wearing all sorts of manicures right from full bling nails to classic french manicures and more!
Nails might not be the first thing that the red carpet looks for, but surely an essential detail that completes the look and adds a cherry on the cake. You can too achieve these starstruck nail looks at your home, straight from the red carpet!
How To Recreate Met Gala 2021 Nail Looks
1. Billie Eilish
American singer and songwriter Billie Eilish is generally known for her extra long nails with her signature neon green color or branded logo nail art designs. But this time Billie really showed us the true meaning of “matching your nails to your outfit” and we love it!
With her fairytale-like peachy gown, she kept her nails a classic solid color manicure matching exactly to the t. Pairing it up with some diamond-studded rings, added just the right amount of sparkle to her Met Gala 2021 look.
Here is how you can recreate it: You can simply go ahead and paint all your nails with DeBelle Gel Nail Lacquer Peachy Passion, a pastel peach shade that is very similar to what Billie Eilish was seen wearing. Make sure to top it off with a top coat to add that shine.
If you are someone who still loves a classic Billie Eilish neon green, then you would also love DeBelle Gel Nail Lacquer Matcha Cookie. Feel free to browse from various shades and collections to match your nails with your next glam outfit!
2. Lupita Nyong'o
Probably the only woman who can make a denim dress look so elegant on the red carpet. With her unique asymmetrical hairdo and bedazzled denim dress, Lupita Nyong’o also had the perfect manicure. She was seen wearing a dark grey glitter nail polish on her elegant stiletto nails that complimented her Met Gala 2021 look. Let’s be honest, glitter makes everything better and deserves to be your nails!
Here is how you can recreate it: This perfect blend of grey and glitter might be hard to find, but we’ve made it easier for you. Dive into DeBelle Gel Nail Lacquer Grey Glitteratti, a dark grey nail polish packed with micro silver and holographic glitter. This one might be a very good dupe if you want to create Lupita Nyong’o’s nail look while not being too extra.
If you are someone who loves black nail polish but wants to spice it up a little bit, then this one is for you. Looks best for evening occasions and gives you the perfect balance of glimmer and elegance.
One of the most personal and thoughtful looks of Met Gala 2021 was pulled off by none other than singer-songwriter and dancer, Ciara. She proudly wore a beautiful shimmery green dress with her husband’s jersey number 3 in a blinding silver color. It was a perfect amalgamation of a jersey and a super shiny evening dress and her husband’s SuperBowl ring just made her look so unique and special.
Since the entire dress was neon greenish, her nails were equally blinding as well. They coordinated well with the silver jersey number and balanced the whole green and silver vibe.
Here is how you can recreate it: Since these nails and outfits scream shine and reflection, DeBelle Gel Nail Lacquer Chrome Silver is the perfect silver metallic nail polish that you can use to recreate Ciara’s Met Gala 2021 nail look. It is so mirror-y, elegant, and made to rock the red carpet.
4. Megan Thee Stallion
Attending her first Met Gala, Megan Thee Stallion embraced a Stunning Old Hollywood look. A very soft baby pink silk georgette dress with cascading ruffled tulle was just the perfect red carpet outfit. Megan’s nails also had a similar vibe. A nude pink base with a slightly darker pink ombre on the tips tied her whole look together.
Here is how you can recreate it: Paint all your nails with DeBelle Gel Nail Lacquer Peony Blossom. This base color gives you a perfect neutral pink background for the darker pink to stand out. Take a piece of makeup sponge and apply some of DeBelle Gel Nail Lacquer Apricot Dew. Dab the sponge on your nail tips for that seamless ombre.
5. Kate Hudson
The theme of this year’s Met Gala was American Fashion and sticking to the classics Kate Hudson went for a french manicure on her oval-shaped nails. This also complimented her “all pink” outfit that involved a baby pink bralette with a matching floor-length skirt and a beautiful pink feather duster. Truly, one can never go wrong with a french manicure, not even on the red carpet.
Here is how you can recreate it: We loved how Kate Hudson had a nice pink base color instead of a milky or no base color, this just makes a french manicure stand out of the box effortlessly. And you can too create this look effortlessly with DeBelle Gel Nail Lacquer Cherry Macaron as the base color.
Once the base is fully dry, which is just a couple of minutes (thank the DeBelle fast-drying formula!) cut a piece of tape in a semicircular shape to match the smile line of your nails. This creates the perfect guide for a french tip nail.
Now go ahead with DeBelle Gel Nail Lacquer Vanilla Croissant, which is a one-coat white, and paint it over the guide to paint just the tip of your nails. Peel off the tape and you just gave yourself a celebrity manicure!
Today nail polish has earned its value beyond gender norms and has become a form of self-expression. Men like Ben Platt and Pete Davidson were also seen sporting nail arts at the event. Met Gala is one of the most awaited events of the year and we all wish to be a part of something so amazing. But, it can be a red carpet event in your bedroom at 1 am when you want to dress up, paint your nails and pose in front of the mirror just to have some fun.
These stunning red carpet nail looks are surprisingly easy to recreate at home with DeBelle Gel Nail Lacquer. We loved all the nail looks created by celebrity manicurists and looking forward to the next Met Gala. Till then, dress up, paint your nails and pose!