There’s loads that can catch your eye in Ocean’s eight. The sparkly Cartier diamonds. Awkwafina’s card tips. Kim Kardashian’s cameo. The extravagant Met Gala robes. Rihanna. So it is a testomony to make-up division head Louise McCarthy’s work — and Anne Hathaway’s scene-stealing efficiency as film star Daphne Kluger — that Kluger’s nails are what caught my consideration most. Particularly, her French-tip-manicured nails. You may see have a look at them within the picture beneath:

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Within the film, which is in theaters now, Kluger’s introduced because the It Woman of the second. She’s horny, she’s well-known, and she or he’s modern sufficient to co-host this yr’s Met Gala. It is an honor she’s very a lot letting get to her head — by no means lacking a diva second like snapping orders at her assistant or bragging about the price of her diamonds. Hathaway performs this all as an excellent satire, purring in entrance of the cameras whereas waving her hand dismissively on the assist.

So it struck me as type of odd that Kluger, a high-profile celeb, has a French manicure. It is a favourite for proms and weddings, sure, however one which’s typically scoffed at as being “cheesy” or “fundamental” in some larger echelon magnificence circles, most notably, the crimson carpet. If timeless is the intention, you are extra prone to see a star with a muted pale-pink manicure (see: Essie’s Ballet Slippers) or a minimalist nail artwork design, which Hathaway truly did for this yr’s (actual) Met Gala.

McCarthy, nevertheless, says Hathaway needed French suggestions for a motive. “That was truly Anne’s alternative,” she tells Glamour. “Anne felt that these type of cheap-looking nails are what [Daphne Kluger] would assume could be very stylish and chic. Anne is aware of what she needs her characters to have, so it’s all the time an excellent chat together with her about [beauty].”

The French manicure wasn’t the one request from Hathaway: She needed the nails to be lengthy. “They’re an excellent alternative as a result of they’re too lengthy! She will’t actually do something,” McCarthy explains. “They’re these ridiculous nails the place you’re attempting to choose up issues, however you’ll be able to’t. I believe she actually obtained into the character. [Kluger] is such a enjoyable character to place collectively.”

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As for Hathaway’s entire magnificence look all through the movie — daring lips and bouncy hair — the inspiration got here from two fascinating locations: classic Barbie and Elizabeth Taylor. To create that playful, old-Hollywood fashion, McCarthy centered on vibrant lipsticks whereas conserving Hathaway’s pores and skin and eye make-up extra minimal. For the Met Gala scene, for instance, McCarthy used Chanel basis, Clé de Peau concealer, Profit’s Dandelion blush (regardless of the Marc Jacobs blush cameo), Dior and Chanel eye palettes, and Charlotte Tilbury Electrical Poppy lipstick with a Sisley Fuchsia lip pencil.

In one other scene, at a pre-Gala dinner, she swapped the pink lip for Julie Hewett’s Movie Noir. “It’s a stunning crimson,” McCarthy says. “Vivid reds and pinks are simply nice colours on her as a result of she’s so pale. These manufacturers keep on as nicely. They’ve nice endurance.”

It is nonetheless not clear why precisely an actress as large as Kluger did not have a glam squad doing her hair and make-up. I imply, that is the most unique occasion of the yr, as Sandra Bullock’s character, legal mastermind Debbie Ocean, so casually factors out. The girl’s obtained to manage to pay for to have a minimum of an Instagrammer come assist her. She may even have been onto one thing. Possibly French suggestions aren’t gauche for the Met Gala, in spite of everything.


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