Rihanna Cradles Her Baby Bump With “Digital Lavender” Nails
“Digital lavender” nails just got Rihanna‘s stamp of approval. On April 27, the Fenty Beauty founder stepped out for CinemaCon wearing one of the trendiest polish shades of the season. As she walked the red carpet in Las Vegas, she held her baby bump and showed off her sparkly purple nails. Dubbed “digital lavender” by nail artists and industry experts, the soft lilac hue is so subtle, it’s practically a neutral. Rihanna’s version featured square-tip nails and glittery that caught the light in every photo.
Inspired by the ethereal color palette of shows like “Euphoria,” “digital lavender” has started taking over salons and runways alike, capitalizing on the popularity of other minimalist trends like “glazed-doughnut” nails and “supermodel manicures.” “This color was named by trend forecasting website WGSN – along with its sister company Coloro – as 2023’s color of the year,” celebrity manicurist Julie Kandalec previously told POPSUGAR, explaining the trend’s origins. According to Kandalec, the color’s muted, cool tones are what make it so unique.
Rihanna is a well-documented fan of minimalist manicures, previously wearing a $15 red nail polish for her Super Bowl Halftime Show. For those wanting to re-create her lavender look at home, Kandalec has a few base suggestions, including the CND Longwear Nail Polish in Lavender Lace ($12) and the Lights Lacquer in Lilac Wine ($11). Then just sweep on your favorite glitter top coat for extra shine like Rihanna. Read on to take a closer look at her “digital lavender” nails for more inspo.