Nail Bytes

Nails From the 2016 Met Gala
  • Beth Livesay
  • May 3, 2016

Manus x Machina: nails in the age of technology 

1. Hailey Baldwin

Me and bae earlier #haileybaldwin #met-Monday #baddie #nomakeupmamie #loveher #manicure #essie #noplacelikechrome

A photo posted by DAWN STERLING ๐Ÿ‘ป @nailgam (@nailglam) on

Celebrity manicurist Dawn Sterling used Essie No Place Like Chrome on model Hailey Baldwin.

2. Emma Watson

Sterling custom-blended Essie Sand Tropez and Ballet Slippers topped with Matte About You. 

3. Dakota Fanning

Sterling used Essie Adore-a-Ball topped with Jet Setter

4. Jessica Chastain

Angel Williams used Essie Off Tropic layered with a thin coat of Sequin Sash on actress Jessica Chastain.

5. Poppy Delevingne

Mani using #essiepolish #licorce and a drop of penny talk #metgala

A photo posted by Barbara Warner (@barbarawarner) on

Barbara Warner used Essie Licorice with a drop of Penny Talk.

6. Rachel McAdams

Casey Herman used Essie Mademoiselle on the actress.

7. Olivia Wilde

A photo posted by Olivia Wilde (@oliviawilde) on

The Revlon ambassador wore Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy in Black Jack. Manicurist Chelsea King  added some extra edge to Wilde's manicure by painting the undersides with Revlon Gel Envy in Lucky Us.

8. Selena Gomez

Gomez wore a pixelated nail art by Tom Bachik. The black and white dots mirrored Gomez's black and white dress.

9. Saoirse Ronan

Nail enthusiast Ronan had fun with her dress and nail look. Manicurist Candice Idehen used Essie Licorice as a base then two coats of Delhi Dance to create a half-moon at the base.

10. Katie Holmes

@katieholmes212 #metgala2016 #nails @enamelle #essielove @essiepolish

A photo posted by Elle (@enamelle) on

Celebrity nail tech Elle used Essie Gel Couture in First View (coming in June) for actress Katie Holmes.

11. Katy Perry

Pattie Yankee used Vetro Gold Leaf on Dashing Diva Virtual Nails for celeb client Katy Perry.

12. Allison Williams

Perhaps the most literal interpretation of the Met Gala theme is Pattie Yankee's Inspire Press-Ons using SensatioNail gel, striping tape, and embellishments for actress Allison Williams.

13. Gigi Hadid

Celebrity nail artist Mar y Sol Inzerillo used Kiss Products to make these custom chrome talons with sparkly undersides for supermodel Gigi Hadid.

14. Amanda Lastenberg

Mei Kawajiri did these cool negative space nails that resemble glass.

15. Danai Gurira

The Walking Dead actress wore a Caption Polish design by Soo Kim.

See nails from past Met Galas here and here.

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