Celeb Nails: Kate Beckinsale

Listen up…..I have found a reason to pull those matte top coats out of the closet!

I’ve had a serious girl crush on Katie Beckinsale for as long as I can remember. My crush is not founded in a love for her acting but a love for her style. She always looks so put together! Anyway, when I saw photos of her from the Total Recall premiere I immediately noticed her nails. Her manicure was a spin on a traditional French manicure. To see the original click here!

This manicure was very easy to recreate. All you need is a black creme nail polish and a matte top coat. I used Maybelline Express Finish in Black Onyx and butter LONDON Matte Finish Shine Free Top Coat (that’s a mouth full!).

I painted all my nails with Black Onyx and let them dry completely. Then I added the matte top coat. After that had completely dried I once again took Black Onyx and free handed the French tips (this could also be done with a regular clear top coat). And that’s it!

Though this manicure is easy to do, I think it looks difficult. Plus, I really love mixing textures.

I’d love to hear what you think about this manicure and whether or not you’ll be giving it a try.

There are more swatches below the jump! Now that I have Kate’s nails, I’ll continue to work on getting Kate’s hair…





  1. Awesome! I did something like this myself a while back. Although instead of using black crème with a matte topcoat, I used e.l.f. “Metal Madness” and used a black striper for the French tips.

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