Get The Grammy Look

The Grammy’s is one of our favorite award shows for displaying up hair, makeup, nail and beauty trends that will show up throughout the next few seasons. This month, we’re giving you a look at a few of our favorite looks and how to accomplish them!

We’ll start out with the nails Anna Kendrick wore as painted by celebrity Manicurist, Michelle Saunders. Using colors that matched Kendricks stunning dress, Saunders created a nail art design using an impressionist style of painting.

essie shades: gel couture lace is more ($11.50), gel couture first view ($11.50), platinum top coat ($11.50), pink diamond ($9), no place like chrome ($9)

Inspiration: “For Anna’s Grammys look, we collaborated on a fun and whimsical manicure that mimicked the dainty feathers in her pink Ralph & Russo mini dress. The blue, pink and metallic accents made for a modern yet romantic nail art look,” said Celebrity Manicurist, Michelle Saunders.


  1. To start, apply two coats of essie’s gel couture lace is more to each nail for a sheer, vanilla white base with a hint of shimmer.
  2. To recreate the feathered detail, begin by painting essie’s gel couture first view on a small fan brush. Using the brush, start in one corner of the nail and create feather-like brush strokes towards the middle of the nail.
  3. Repeat the feathering technique with the remaining shades, pink diamond and no place like chrome, creating multiple brush strokes in different directions. Overlap the shades tocreate added depth!
  4. To finish, top the look off with essie’s platinum top coat for gel-like shine.

Next up we have Cardi B’s stunning and pink-toned look that worked perfectly with her over-the-top Thierry Mugler Couture piece, which comes from the designers archives from 1995. Her look was inspired by Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus” and her hair and makeup palette, and choice of pearls, all reflect this renaissance painting. Getting the look isn’t too difficult and it can easily be adapted for a stunning daily style.

  1. Start your base with a nude shade like Warm Taupe from Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette. Next define your crease with a darker brown like Cypress Umber to add dimension.
  2. Next, use a pink like Buon Fresco from just outside the corners of the eyes through the center to create the bulk of your color. For a more dynamic pink add accents of a darker pink like Love Letter.  
  3. Give the look a final pop by highlighting your inner eye with a pale pink shimmer like Primavera, which can also be used along the brow and applied lightly as an all over highlighter.
  4. For the lips, start by applying a just darker than your natural color lip liner to define and add base color, if desired, overline to create a dynamic shape. Lastly, apply a layer of gloss for a shiny, dramatic lip that still looks low-key.  

Images from Essie and Instagram