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Trend Report: Long Nails

Pop stars like Adele and Rihanna have been sporting long, almond-shaped nails for years, but now they’re popping up on red carpets, runways, and even Celine’s F/W 13 ad campaign. So go ahead, give it a shot.

  • Trend Report: Long Nails
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  • Lana Del Rey
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    Lana Del Rey

    The singer takes her retro look very seriously—Veronica Lake-like waves, a heavy liquid cat eye, and pointed talons a la Elizabeth Taylor.

  • Miley Cyrus
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    Miley Cyrus

    Even if you can’t pull off Miley’s midriff-baring new style, you can emulate her impeccable hair and makeup. It’s impossible to go wrong with glowing skin, bold brows, and a classic red manicure.

  • Katy Perry
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    Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images, Stephen Lovekin/FilmMagic
    Katy Perry

    Perry matched her nails to her sequined Dolce & Gabbana dress at this year’s Met Ball.

  • Beyonce
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    Photo: Change/Getty Images for Gucci

    While she favors glitz and glam when it comes to clothes and accessories, Beyonce usually keeps her long nails painted a solid color.

  • Selena Gomez
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    Selena Gomez

    Gomez is in the midst of a Miley-like makeover, with bubblegum pink talons and the studs to match. (Try Gomez’s own Nicole by Selena Gomez Nail Lacquer ($7) in Naturally.)

  • Rihanna
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    Photo: Didier Baverel/WireImage

    When pointy feels witchy, follow Rihanna’s lead and try a square edge.

  • Fergie
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    Photo: Amanda Edwards/WireImage

    Fergie dipped her sharp gold nails in glitter to match her sparkling dress at the Logo Awards.

  • Hailee Steinfeld
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    Hailee Steinfeld

    Steinfeld matched her nails to both her event—Comic-Con—and her outfit, an eyeball-covered Kenzo dress.

  • Adele
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    Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage, Jason Merritt/Getty Images

    One of the first (of her generation, at least) to file her nails to a long point, Adele accepted her Oscar wearing Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure ($6) in Almost Almond over Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Fast Dry Nail Color ($5) in Quick Sand.

  • Nicole Richie
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    Nicole Richie

    Don’t be afraid to go dark! Richie painted her dangerously sharp nails black to contrast with her white jumpsuit for an appearance on The Today Show.

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