Caitlin Iley

MET GALA 2022: 5 stunning CND™ nail looks from the red carpet

By Callie Iley | 13 May 2022 | Celebrity, News

Cnd Met Gala 2022 Betina Natalie

Celebrity nail artists Betina Goldstien and Natalie Minerva partnered with CND™ to serve up glamorous and high-fashion manicures for attendees of the 2022 MET Gala. And the theme? Gilded Glamour.

Emma Chamberlain

Tending to influencer, Emma Chamberlain, Betina comments: “Emma had a classic ivory look and we wanted the nails to reflect that while still making a statement. We went with clean long coffin shaped nails in a warm ivory tone and created a 3D lace effect in the same shade for a high impact result.”

Emma Chamberlain

How to:

  1. These nails were created on tips, in a long coffin shape.
  2. For the main colour apply two coats of CND™ Shellac in the shade Cream Puff.
  3. Then, using CND™ PLEXIGEL Builder and a detailing tool, create a lace moulding on the nail and cure to achieve the 3D effect.
  4. To make them pop even more, shade the moulding with CND™ Shellac in the shade Rubble around the edges and cure.
  5. Finish with CND™ Shellac Matte Top Coat before curing for the final time.

Emma Chamberlain’s nails by Betina Goldstein using CND™

Gemma Chan

On actress Gemma Chan‘s chrome Met Gala look, Betina says: “Gemma’s Met Gala dress this year was extremely dramatic, so we wanted nails that complemented her look. We went with a black base with a silver chrome for a high impact finish – adorned with a simplistic yet glamorous hand chain to top off the look.”

Gemma Chan

How to:

  1. Begin with CND™ Shellac Original Base Coat and cure.
  2. For the base colour, apply two coats of CND™ Shellac in the shade Black Pool and cure after each layer.
  3. Next, apply one coat of CND™ Shellac No Wipe+ Top Coat and before quickly applying CND™ Over the Top Effects in the shade Pearl Obsession to create a chromed look.
  4. Apply another coat of CND™ Shellac No Wipe+ Top Coat before curing.
  5. Use CND™ PLEXIGEL Builder to attach the silver loops, which attached a stunning chain to her hands and wrist.

Gemma Chan’s nails by Betina Goldstein using CND™

Lily James

Actress Lily James received a minimalistic manicure from Betina Goldstein. The session tech explains: “We wanted the nails to be clean, classic and natural with a little bit of sparkle. We really wanted these nails to be an extension of her stunning dress, almost as if they’re dripping off her hands!”

Lily James

How to:

  1. Begin with CND™ PLEXIGEL Bonder, and cure.
  2. Apply two coats of CND™ PLEXIGEL Shaper to perfect the deep almond shape, curing after each layer.
  3. Next, apply two coats of CND™ Shellac in the shade Veiled for a sheer, natural look and seal with CND™ Shellac Original Top Coat for high shine.
  4. Using CND™ PLEXIGEL Builder as an adhesive, apply crystals and chains, making sure to cluster them towards the tip of the nails so it looks like they are dripping off the nails.

Lily James’ nails by Betina Goldstein using CND™

Shawn Mendes

On singer Shawn Mendes‘ Met Gala look, Betina comments: “We wanted to take inspiration from Shawn’s Tommy Hilfiger look and brought that out in his nails, which resulted in a matte navy-blue look with an iconic feature nail and gold clusters for an extra pop!”

Shawn Mendes

How to:

  1. Begin with CND™ Shellac Original Base Coat, and cure.
  2. Next, apply two coats of CND™ Shellac in the shade Winter Nights, curing after each layer.
  3. Create the iconic Tommy Hilfiger flag using CND™ Shellac in shades Decadence and Studio White.
  4. Seal the design with CND™ Shellac Matte Top Coat for the super matte but smooth finish.
  5. Once the nails have been sealed, apply gold clusters and placed them on each nail, adhering them using CND™ PLEXIGEL Builder.
  6. Finish by moisturising the nails and cuticle with CND™ SolarOil to condition nails and cuticles.

Gemma Chan’s nails by Betina Goldstein using CND™

Addison Rae

TikTok influencer Addison Rae received this custom set from LA celebrity nail artist, Natalie Minerva, taking a total of five hours to create. Natalie reveals: I was inspired by the look and feel of Addison’s dress and wanted the nails to reflect the gunmetal tones. We wanted to create something that felt organic and yet also futuristic at the same time.”

Addison Rae

How to:

  1. Begin by applying CND™ Shellac Original Base Coat.
  2. Next, apply two coats of CND™ Shellac in Silver Chrome, curing after each layer.
  3. To achieve the organic stone feeling of these nails, Natalie used a variety of hematite Swarovski pieces, both in flat back and pointed.
  4. Use CND™ PLEXIGEL Builder to adhere all the stones, before sealing everything with CND™ PLEXIGEL Protector Top Coat.

Addison Rae’s nails by Natalie Minerva using CND™

 

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