Selena Gomez Wore "Golden Glaze Fire" Nails to the 2023 VMAs — See the Photos

LIGHT IT UPSelena Gomez Wore "Golden Glaze Fire" Nails to the 2023 VMAsShe set the pink carpet on fire.September 13, 2023Selena Gomez attends the MTV VMAs in a red dress. She wears her hair straight with a middle part.Getty Images

Selena Gomez was on fire from head to toe at the 2023 MTV VMAs. Not only did she hit the pink carpet in a warm bronze and brown makeup palette and fire engine red Oscar de la Renta dress, but her "golden glaze fire" nails kept the flames burning.

As always, Gomez's nails were the handiwork of nail artist Tom Bachik, and the duo outdid themselves with the reflective red chrome set. To bring the look to life, Bachik applied nail extension tips and shaped them into "a long tapered square," then applied PLA Gel Polish in Chai and Chai Again, which he called "the perfect red to match both her gown and her shoes." (He also used the shade on her toes.) 

For that lit-from-within look and to “bring the fire,” as he described it,  Bachik used a “golden glaze iridescent." He then finished with PLA's No Wipe Top Coat for what he called "perfect shine." And voila! Gomez was ready to set the red carpet on fire, which she absolutely did; in fact, we deemed her VMA glam one of the best beauty looks of the night, and you probably won't be surprised to know that it was a whole lotta Rare Beauty.

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Gomez typically sticks to more neutral manicure shades, and this is the first time we've seen the star really experimenting with the glazed and chrome nail trend. Of course, that doesn't mean she shies away from shimmer and glitter, as evidenced by her glam bubblegum disco nails and crystal-covered neutral mani from the 2023 Golden Globes. The musician and actor must have loved her fire-red manicure, as she showed it off a few times on Instagram Stories. The shine is absolutely mesmerizing, and if this is a new manicure era for Gomez, we're all aflame for it. Somebody grab me a fan! 

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Kara Nesvig is a freelance writer based in St. Paul, Minnesota. Her writing has appeared in publications like Teen Vogue, People, Apartment Therapy, and Brides. Her love of all things beauty started as a child when she would sneak into her mom’s bedroom to play with Dior Poison bottles. Kara is... Read moreContributorKeywordscelebrity nailsNewsselena gomeznailsVMAs 2023Allure Daily Beauty BlastSign up for our daily send to get the latest beauty news and product launches.Sign Up Now

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