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Awkwafina Just Made Cuticle Nail Art a Thing

Last night was the Critics’ Choice Awards and although it’s not as big as the Oscars or the Golden Globes, stars come out dressed in their finest threads. It’s a bit more casual and fun. Take a look at Awkwafina’s Critics Choice Awards’ nails, for example. The Golden Globe winner (!) tried out some cuticle nail art courtesy of manicurist Thuy Nguyen. It’s a look that’s not super bold or obvious from far away but when you get up close, it’s seriously chic—and maybe even do-able to copy at home.

Nguyen went for a “minimalistic manicure with a dash of nail art” per her Instagram. She wanted it to be fun but also complement Awkwafina’s yellow Elie Saab gown. She used OPI Nail Lacquer in Passion ($10.50 at Amazon), a pale pink for Awkwafina’s base color, and Suzi Slinging Mezcal ($13 at Amazon on February 1), a shimmery gold, for the cuticle lining.

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The rest of the actress’ gorgeous look is thanks to makeup artist Kirin Bhatty using Dior makeup and Dior skincare. That red lip is killer with the yellow dress.

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For her ultra-shiny, wavy hair, stylist Marcus Francis used super affordable products from Suave Professionals. “When I saw Awkwafina’s floor-length Elie Saab gown for the Critics’ Choice Awards, the flowy vibe inspired me to give this look a nod to ’70s glam,” he said in a statement. “In the vein of Jerry Hall and Bianca Jagger, I thought wearing her hair down, swept to one side with full body waves would complete the look perfectly for the red carpet.”

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The hero products here are the Suave Professionals Firm Control Boosting Mousse ($2.94 at Walmart), which Francis applied to Awkwafina’s damp hair. Then when dry, he used Suave Professionals Smooth and Shine Cream ($10.80 at Amazon) for added shine. Gorgeous.

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