The 2019 Met Gala Nail Polishes Will Majorly Inspire Your Next Manicure
After the Oscars, there's usually a lull in major red-carpet events — until the first Monday in May, that is. Yep, what's easily one of biggest nights in fashion and beauty finally kicked off on Mon. evening — and countless looks are already sure to go down in history. From Lady Gaga's pink Brandon Maxwell dress to Serena Williams' Nike sneakers, the gowns and accessories of this year's Camp-themed soirée were, in short, super fun. But just wait until you set your sights on the best 2019 Met Gala Nail polishes — they were just as over-the-top as you'd expect.
Though it's likely your eyes immediately went to Elle Fanning's super-cute Miu Miu pants set, her charm-adorned mani proved just as memorable. Cardi B showed up with in a dramatic red gown (complete with the biggest tulle in Met Gala history), but her Swarovski-covered nails deserves equal mention, too. One thing's for sure with the majority of 2019's Met Gala manis: It was go big or go home.
Ahead, The Zoe Report rounded up all the best polishes from the 2019 Met Gala, including Elle Fanning's, Cardi B's, Kim Kardashian West's, and Jennifer Lopez's, to name a few. Beware: You'll want to book an appointment with your go-to manicurist right away after you see these perfectly polished nails. Good thing you'll have a plethora of ideas to bring along with you, though.
It's undeniable that Elle Fanning's Met Gala nails made for one of the most memorable moments of Mon. evening's event. Her manicurist, Mar y Sol Inzerillo, started by coating her nails with neon- pink polish, then adorning each with fun vintage charms.
Cardi B certainly didn't play it safe on the Met Gala carpet this year — and her glitzy mani was the perfect out-of-the-box addition. Jenny Bui started with a coat of OPI polish in the shade "Candied Kingdom," eventually applying Swarovski crystals to each nail.
It truly was, "go big or go home" for Lady Gaga last night, so it's only fitting she rocked an equally bold mani. Manicurist Naomi Yasuda went with an OPI polish in the shade "Big Apple Red" — an unexpected color that actually complemented her hot-pink frock perfectly.
Before individually placing Swarovski crystals on Chan’s nails, Betina R. Goldstein gave the actor the perfect nude base: Tom Ford’s cult-favorite polish in Toasted Sugar.
“Priyanka's gown had various feathers in pastel colors, and KISS Masterpiece Nails were the perfect accent to that shade of pink,” nail artist Pattie Yankee shared in a press release.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel actor contrasted her stunning Erdem gown with a jet-black polish from Essie, which celebrity manicurist Elisa Wishan said “balanced the femininity" of her look.
Nail artist Naomi Yasuda gave Elsesser the dreamiest denim-inspired manicure to compliment the model's ensemble.
Hailee Steinfeld had one of the coolest manicures of all. Nail pro, Tom Bachik, started with a neon polish, topping off each nail with green cellophane to create a candy wrapper effect.
Manicurist Casey Herman created a sleek, but colorful manicure on Lupita Nyong'o using custom-designed KISS Nails that were inspired by a carnival in Rio. "I wanted to put the party on her nails with a little drama," Herman shared in a press release.
Kim Kardashian West
Kim Kardashian West's Met Gala mani, courtesy of Tom Bachik, featured droplets that coordinated with those on her beaded Thierry Mugler dress.