Copy Jennifer Lopez's Two-Toned French Manicure from the Oscars

Celebrity Beauty Feb. 28, 2012 AT 5:53PM
Copy Jennifer Lopez's Two-Toned French Manicure from the Oscars Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images; Michael Buckner/Getty Images

Even though she didn't appear in any blockbuster films last year, Jennifer Lopez still managed to stun on Sunday's Oscars red carpet.

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To go with her plunging, silver Zuhair Murad gown, the star, 42, opted for a manicure that was just as fashion-forward as her dress. Below, the American Idol judge's manicurist Tom Bachik tells Us Weekly how he created her dazzling tips.

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"Jennifer Lopez's Oscar's look was all about 60's glamour with a modern interpretation, so it was important that her nail look matched this overall feel and aesthetic," Bachik explains. "We were excited to try something a bit more modern for the red carpet and create a nail look that could transition throughout the night, as she has a couple of wardrobe changes." (Lopez later slipped into a red, ombre Zuhair Murad design for the Vanity Fair after party.)

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1. Shape nails into a classic almond shape, but give them a slight unexpected point at the tip for a modern take.

2. Paint on a coat of L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Nail Polish in 'Because You're Worth It,' a gorgeous warm, champagne gold shade ($5.99, lorealparis.com).

3. On just the V-shaped tips, carefully paint on L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Nail Polish in 'Haute Couture Red,' a vampy, burgundy wine hue ($5.99, lorealparis.com).

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