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There wasn't a better a time to debut the new concrete glitters collection – expected to release October 2018 – than at the 70th Annual Emmy Awards. A night full of glitz and glamour and a Red Carpet full of style and grace, memorable moments made for a beautiful show. While some believe that an award win can be predicted based on a nominee’s nail color, we know that neutral nail colors are recommended as to not distract from an award on stage.

Starlets Natalia Dyer, Yara Shahidi, Mandy Moore, Issa Rae, Jessica Biel and Scarlett Johansson we among the few that graced the red carpet in the go-to, luxury nail brand. Keep reading to see how to get each one of these stunning looks!



Natalia Dyer

Image: Instagram// @nattyiceofficial

 “We went for a more is more approach with glitter and were inspired by Natalia’s golden Dolce & Gabbana gown. essie’s NEW concrete glitters collection in the shade venture to the venue, a vanilla white with gold shimmer, balanced beautifully against the intricacies of the dress. We skipped a top coat and let the unique matte texture of the manicure shine on its own. The final look proved there’s no such thing as too much glitz!” said Celebrity Manicurist, Steph Stone.

Yara Shahidi

Image: Instagram// @ yarashahidi

“When Yara decided on the fabulous pink Gucci gown, I was instantly inspired to emulate the dress’s sparkly trim on her nails! We went for textured tips using essie’s NEW concrete glitters collection in the shade beat of the moment paired with a nude base, clothing optional. The subtle nail art was perfect for her modern aesthetic,” said Celebrity Manicurist, Emi Kudo.


Step 1: Apply on the base coat using two coats of essie’s clothing optional a natural sienna brown.

Step 2: Let nails dry. Then, disperse the NEW concrete glitters collection shade, beat of the moment onto wax paper. To control the liquid and create thin, accurate lines use a nail art brush, picking-up a small amount of polish and apply along the cuticle and tips.

Step 3: Finish with essie’s speed setter top-coat, for a perfect high-shine finish that dries in less than a minute. 

Mandy Moore

Image: Instagram//@ mandymooremm

“Mandy and I went for the gold with her nail look, pulling inspiration from tonight’s gold carpet as well as the detailing on her custom designed Rodarte dress. We used essie’s NEW concrete glitters collection in can’t stop her in the copper around the cuticles to create subtle dazzle against a classic nude base,” said Celebrity Manicurist, Michelle Saunders.


Step 1: To start, apply here to stay base coat. Then, apply one coat of mademoiselle followed by one coat of sugar daddy for a classic, sheer pink base. Let dry.

Step 2: Next, use a striping brush to create an outline hugging the cuticle of the nail with essie’s NEW concrete glitters collection in the shade can’t stop her in the copper.

Step 3: Finishing the look, apply one coat of speed.setter top coat for the ultimate high-shine mani!

Issa Rae

 “Taking a cue from the detailed beading on Issa’s timeless Vera Wang pantsuit, we decided to incorporate another sparkle moment via her manicure. We used essie’s venture to the venue, a shimmering vanilla-white from the brand’s NEW concrete glitters collection. The shade was stunning against her skin-tone and truly brought the whole look together!” said Celebrity Manicurist, Eri Ishizu.

Jessica Biel

Image: Instagram// @ jessicabiel

“Jessica was a vision in white tonight! To complement her natural beauty, it was important that we created an easy, effortless look from head to (hands) to toes. Because her Ralph & Russo gown was so modern-romanticessie’s gel couture in fairy tailor, a sheer nude pink, made for the obvious choice,” said Celebrity Manicurist, Casey Herman.

Scarlett Johansson

 “For tonight’s look, Scarlett wanted her nails to complement her sequined Balmain dress. essie’s classic ballet slippers made for a perfect soft pink base, followed by a coat of going steady, a sheer ivory shimmer. We topped it off with essie’s speed.setter top coat for an ultra-shiny finish to her glamorous look,” said Celebrity Manicurist, Emi Kudo.



Event: 2018 Emmy Awards

Talent: Natalia Dyer, Yara Shahidi, Mandy Moore, Issa Rae, Jessica Biel, Scarlett Johansson

Manicurist Credit:

Natalia Dyer (Stephanie Stone, Forward Artists)

Yara Shahidi (Emi Kudo, Opus Beauty)

Mandy Moore (Michelle Saunders, Forward Artists)

Issa Rae (Eri Ishizu)

Jessica Biel (Casey Herman, The Wall Group)

Scarlett Johansson (Emi Kudo, Opus Beauty)