This is the exact shade used to create Bella Hadid’s latte nails |

This is the exact shade used to create Bella Hadid’s latte nails

Bella Hadid is busy proving to us all that she’s the queen of the Cannes red carpet. And, she’s followed in sis Gigi’s footsteps with a tonal latte palette look for the red carpet.

On 20 May, she stepped out in a sheer cafe au lait-coloured YSL gown which she paired with ultra bronzed skin, side-parted chocolate brunette hair, monochrome brown-toned makeup and – because details matter – she finished the look off with the perfect shade of latte-coloured nails to match.

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Since Bella’s red carpet appearance, her manicurist, Emi Kudo, has been inundated with requests for the specific shade used. She told GLAMOUR that Bella was the driving force behind the look, requesting a shade that matched her dress – “she chose it” she said. But to ensure it was bang on, Emi created her own blend to get the shade just right. “I mixed three colours from the Apres Valentine’s palette to accommodate Bella’s vision and make the perfect cafe au lait colour,” she explained.

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Emi went on to share a breakdown on her Instagram, describing how to get the look.

“1. I blended her cuticle growth line – [a] previous set of Gel X – with “cuticle bit” from Apres.
2. I buffed the surface of the set, cleansed with wipes, then applied one coat of “gel coat” and cured.
3. I custom mixed three colours: “Twin Flame” “This Lifetime” and “Cardinal” from Apres Valentine’s palette to make a perfect Cafe Au Lait color to match her gown, and applied on her base gel cured nails, then cured.
4. I applied “Top Gelcoat” then cured.
5. I applied “Spring Steps” cuticle oil for moisturising and extra shine,” she said.

The bad news is, the Valentine’s palette is sold out, so unless you already have it, you won’t be able to recreate Bella’s shade exactly. Plus, the palette was created for nail pros or proper at-home enthusiasts, so unless you’re blessed with artistic talent, Bella’s exact latte nails are a bit of a stretch.

Instead, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite latte nail shades below, so you can paint on for a similar Bella Hadid look.

Nailberry Oxyenated Nail Lacquer in Honesty

£16.50 AT SPACE NK

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Rimmel Super Gel in Influential

£6.99 £3.64 AT AMAZON

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