Lizzo Sent One Very Strong Message With Her Nails at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards

Recreate the (political) statement look.


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As we countdown to the 2020 election, more celebrities are finding unique ways to use their social influence to encourage young voters. We’re proud to share that Lizzo is amongst this list of politically involved celebs.

Besides showing up to the 2020 Billboard Music Awards wearing a custom Christian Siriano dress—which was emblazoned with the message to vote—the singer-songwriter and professional flutist also used her nails to amplify the importance of casting a ballot. "It's important to keep sharing the message and encourage—especially young people—to go vote," celebrity nail tech, Eri Ishizu tells Byrdie exclusively. "We wanted to match [the dress] and make sure the nails were part of the statement too. [We're] always about making a statement when she walks the red carpet."

Below, take a close look at the Lizzo’s perfectly crafted coffin-shaped nails which took two-hours to expertly design.

We are in love with the performer’s black manicure embellished with the same inspiration of her custom gown. In case you were wondering, the stylish nails were created using O.P.I.’s salon-only Black Onyx GelColor and Alpine Snow GelColor for the “VOTE” lettering.

According to Eri, she completed the $150 manicure with the beauty brand’s Stay Strong GelColor Base Coat and Stay Shiny GelColor Top Coat to ensure the look lasted all night. Perfection! 

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