This is the nail shade Rihanna wore for her iconic Super Bowl performance

By Helena Biggs | 13 February 2023 | Celebrity, News

Rihanna Super Bowl Red Nails

Rihanna returned to performing after a seven-year hiatus for the half-time show at the Super Bowl.

The biggest night in American football welcomed the singer to the stage for a 13-minute set, during which she announced her second pregnancy.

Sporting a red jumpsuit with red latex top, Rihanna’s look was completed with a red lip and striking, red square-shaped nails.

Celebrity manicurist, Kimmie Kyees, was behind the nail look, and used CND Shellac™ in Devil Red to complement the singer’s outfit.

“We wanted the nails to pop so went with CND™’s Devil Red, which is the perfect true red and really complemented her tone”, comments Kyees. “The longer length squared-shaped tips also beautifully lengthened her hands, while still staying true to the classic look.”

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How to achieve Rihanna’s nail look:
STEP 1: Begin with CND CuticleAway™ to clean up nail bed and cuticles.
STEP 2: Apply one coat of CND PLEXIGEL™ Bonder and cure using CND™ LED Lamp.
STEP 3: Using CND™ Future Forms and CND PLEXIGEL™ Builder, build nails to a longer length and buff tip to a square shape.
STEP 4: Apply two coats of CND SHELLAC™ shade, Devil Red.
STEP 5: Seal with one coat of CND SHELLAC™ No-Wipe+ Top Coat for super high shine and optimised wearability.
STEP 6: Finish with CND SolarOil™ to condition nails and moisturise cuticles for healthy-looking nails.

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