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Normally, when Selena Gomez gets a fresh manicure, she goes for something bold—fire chrome, bubblegum disco, shimmering pearl, and straight-up Barbiecore pink, to name just a few. So, we were in for quite the (pleasant) surprise when she debuted her most minimalist manicure to date.
On November 6, Gomez's long-time nail artist, Tom Bachik, posted a picture of a freshly done manicure. Usually, when the nail artist shares a minimalist look like this, it's on the likes of clients like Jennifer Lopez, Charlize Theron, or Nicola Peltz-Beckham, all of whom often opt for muted tones, French tips, and a less-is-more aesthetic. However, to our surprise, Selena Gomez was tagged in the caption.
Called a "Bare Bombshell" manicure by Bachik, the look was short, natural-shaped, and full of gloss. Each nail sported a shiny, sheer, light pink color that created a nude effect on the nail, and her perfectly maintained cuticles and clean fingertips added to the "barely-there" aesthetic.
Though it's not Gomez's first time wearing minimalist nails—see her naked nails, lip gloss nails, and muted French—it is by far her most minimal in terms of color, shape, and finish. Luckily for us, being so minimal makes it easy to recreate. Ahead, an exact step-by-step guide from Bachik himself on how to get the look.
He started off by prepping Gomez's nails with his nail care Kit with Tweezerman ($59), cutting, filing, buffing, and trimming her cuticles with tools. Then he added a layer of Essie's Here to Stay Base Coat ($11) "to create a long-lasting base." Of course, if you are following along at home, you will need to completely remove any lingering color from your nails with nail polish remover before doing these steps.
Once her nails were prepped, he added the barely-there color, Essie's Mademoiselle Polish ($10), calling it the "perfect subtle chic nude." The final steps were finishing off the look with Essie's Good to Go Top Coat ($11) and adding a dollop of nail oil. Then, she was ready to take on the world with her "Bare Bombshell" nails.
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