Here’s How To Get Lilac Nails, The Celeb-Approved Manicure Of The Moment

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This article was first published on 18 April 2022.

Dear reader, if you immediately started reading this in Lady Whistledown’s voice, then one thing’s for sure: you’re still not over the Bridgerton hype — and it looks like the beauty community isn’t either.

Bridgerton-inspired lilac nails are in

Lilac nails, as inspired by the Netflix hit created by Shonda Rhimes, is this season’s hottest nail trend according to celebrity nail artist Julie Kandalec (her famous clients include Sophie Turner, Camilla Cabello, and Selena Gomez). The shade is one of the most prominent colours seen in the show’s period outfits worn by the male and female cast.

The shade also appears in Bridgerton Season 1’s main image.

Bridgerton Main Image - Lilac Nail Trend

Bridgerton Season 1's main image (Photo from: @bridgertonnetflix)

According to Kandalec, lilac nails are also worth the attention because the shade is generally “wearable and flattering” on most skin tones. This makes it a great alternative if you’re looking for a new go-to shade for nails you can wear for both casual and formal occasions (aside from the usual versatile nudes or reds).

Ready to sport the Bridgerton lilac nail trend? Here are some nail art inspirations that will make you ‘the talk of the ton’.

Lilac nail art inspirations for 2022

A standout nail accent

If you want to sport the lilac nail trend effortlessly but with a hint of pizazz, one accent nail is the way to go. The easiest way to get the look is to put a glittered polish on one nail to make it stand out. Another way is to use nail wraps that you can just stick, trim, and flaunt. Ciate London’s Plant Pots Nail Polish in Iced Frappe (SGD19 at Sephora) will give you the perfect high-shine base for this nail look.

Play with negative space

Want a minimalist look while still keeping it fun and playful? Make use of negative space by trying this out. If you want something simple, go for a french tip. Freehand some thin lines or curves on the sides or around your nail beds. Butter London’s Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquer in Fancy (SGD27 at Sephora) with its Shock Resisting Polymer Technology™ will keep your mani chip-free for up to 10 days.

Make it floral

Go elegant and dainty by pairing this shade with timeless floral designs. Use toothpicks or the end of a hairpin to freehand the design or go for nail stickers if you want to achieve it quickly. Sally Hansen’s Miracle Gel in Love Me Lilac (SGD16.90 at Watsons) is perfect for this look because it provides a long-lasting gel-like mani sans the UV lamp curing.

(Cover photo from: @marianna.salasidii via elenmarnails)

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