Selena Gomez’s Golden Globes Nails Featured Swarvoski “Pixie Dust”
Many of the stars in attendance at the 2023 Golden Globes shined on the red carpet, but none could compare to Selena Gomez and her crystal-embellished manicure. The singer and actor arrived in a strapless black gown with ballooning off-the-shoulder purple sleeves by Valentino. Her hair was styled in a Barbie ponytail and her makeup included a soft purple smoky eye (no doubt using a palette from Rare Beauty). All of these details would have been enough to land her on our best-dressed list, but her sparkly manicure really sealed the deal.
Created by Gomez’s long-time manicurist Tom Bachik, the nails featured a mix of fine glitter and real Swarvoski “pixie dust” to get that eye-catching shine. On Instagram, Bachik shared a full breakdown of the manicure along with a close-up of the star showing off the final result.
“We wanted to use a softer shade with a bit of sparkle to contrast the deep dark drama of her @maisonvalentino gown 🖤,” reads part of the caption. He adds that he used Aprés Gel-X extensions in the medium stiletto length for the nail shape. Two thin coats of Aprés Gel Colour in “Forgotten Film” ($15), a creamy neutral, were used for the base of the nail. Last but certainly not least, Bachik said, “I added a coat of non-wipe glossy gel #TopCoat and statically placed a fine glitter and @swarvoski pixie dust to give a bit of sparkle and dimension.”
The end result caught the light just right, rivaling the shine of the gold trophy itself. Take a look at Gomez’s crystal nails at the 2023 Golden Globes, ahead.