Selena Gomez's Baby-Pink American Manicure Is Springtime Perfection
The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, plants have shed their winter brown in favor of bright green and Selena Gomez's nails are as pretty as fresh new cherry blossoms.
Gomez and manicurist Tom Bachik went full spring for her latest set, ditching darker tones in favor of a creamy, sheer pink American manicure, a softer twist on the traditional French mani. Gomez's nails were shaped into gentle squovals for an equally delicate touch and covered in a barely there, your-nails-but-better blush tone with the tips precisely painted an airy white, not the bright, stark, matte white we typically associate with a French manicure. This is because you paint over the tips with your base color to make it more subtle and sheer.
Our favorite celebrities have been feeling milky, whisper-light washes of color on their nails this season and Gomez's manicure fits right in. She's also experimented with naked disco nails, neutral nails covered in glitter or gemstones for a shimmering, nude-illusion effect. While Gomez and Bachik love a surprising shade, like mellow yellow and olive green, there's just something about a classic manicure that hits the spot on a sunny day. It's the kind of manicure you can wear anywhere and everywhere, including your hit Hulu TV show or while sharing makeup tips on TIkTok.
The American manicure is a favorite of Bachik's. In 2021, he shared some easy tips for nailing the look without the assistance of a celebrity pro. (Bachik's frequent celeb client, Jennifer Lopez, also loves a good American manicure.) To craft the soft but precise tips, Bachik says he visualizes a line down the center of the nail, then paints a "smile" on either side and cleans the arch up with a thin eyeliner brush dipped in nail polish remover. He then paints over the arches with a sheer, natural color and sets it with a topcoat. So simple! Selena Gomez, is that you?
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