My nails look quite sad right now. I can’t tell you the last time I got a manicure — it has gotten to the point that whenever I’m admiring old photos of myself, my eyes linger upon my long manicured tips with longing. So you have to understand that I literally could not fight off the green-eyed monster when I saw Selena Gomez‘s almond-shaped nails that looked so perfectly maintained.
On July 19, the former Disney Channel star posted a selfie with her younger sister, Gracie Elliott Teefey, with the caption, “I love my little me -she’s cooler than I’ll ever be.” Gomez held her phone with both hands, allowing viewers to see her almond-shaped tips.
In my opinion, her nails were medium length, but to others, they might seem incredibly long. Her almond-shaped nails looked super shiny as if she coated them with a topcoat or clear nail polish. She hasn’t confirmed or denied if these are her natural nails, but if they aren’t, her nail artist did an impeccable job of making them look real and bare.
Gomez might have been inspired by the hyperrealistic nail trend that has taken over TikTok. The trend sounds exactly like what it is: nail extensions that look like they are growing from your nail bed.
Though my eyes were locked onto her nails, I couldn’t help but notice her makeup, too, namely the muted brick-red pigment on her lips. She likely used a lip product from her own brand, Rare Beauty. Perhaps she used the Lip Soufflé Matte Lip Cream in Brave or Kind Words Matte Lipstick in Bold? Alternatively, she could be wearing a combination of things.