Oscars 2020 Beauty: Cynthia Erivo’s Manicure Is Quite Literally A Work Of Art

Take a minute to appreciate the manicure prowess of Cynthia Erivo.

Cynthia Erivo Oscars 2020 Nails

by Grazia |

The Oscars 2020 saw a lot of beauty big hitters take centre stage on the red carpet: the hair, the make-up, it was all magnificent (check out all the best beauty looks of the Oscars 2020 right here).

Cynthia Erivo Oscars 2020 nails

What we hadn't bargained on, though, was a headline-grabbing manicure stealing the limelight. Cynthia Erivo knows her way around a make-up bag or two, and we're forever head over heels for her attention-grabbing eye looks, larger than life lashes, and don't even get us started on the spectrum of lip colours she's served up over the years. But on Sunday night it was her incredible nail look that well and truly stole the show.

Nail artist Gina Oh was responsible for this incredible manicure, recreating apiece of art across one hand's worth of Cynthia Erivo's nails. Look closely and you'll see a meticulously detailed depiction of Vincent van Gogh's The Starry Night, painted by the artist in 1889. This is quite literally a manicure masterpiece.

Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night, 1889
©Vincent van Gogh

Cynthia Erivo was well-aware that her nails were earning the attention of each and every photographer's lens, and she quickly set about showing them off to full effect, much to the gathered crowd's delight. She even took to her Instagram stories during her prep time to document their creation, and the results are utterly mesmerising. Manicure goals and then some.

Cynthia Erivo Oscars 2020 nails

Cynthia Erivo's other hand bore the same sort of pattern, but Gina Oh stuck to more subtle iridescent shades. We love the asymmetry, and the glittering nail gems. Quite frankly, we're in awe.

Keen to see the other major beauty looks that rocked the red carpet at the Oscars 2020 on Sunday night? Scroll down, and behold.

Browse: The Best Beauty Looks of The Oscars 2020


Oscars 2020: Best Beauty, Hair and Make-Up Looks

Billie Eilish: The OTT Coffin Nails
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Natalie Portman: The Jaw-Length Bob
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Olivia Colman: The Total Revamp
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Cynthia Erivo: The Joyful Nails
4 of 14

Charlize Theron: The Sleek Pixie Crop
5 of 14

Janelle Monu00e1e: The Perfect Red Lip
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Zazie Beetz: The Must-Have Curls
7 of 14

Margot Robbie: The Scarlet Pout
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Saoirse Ronan: The Brand New Fringe
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Renu00e9e Zellweger: The Oscar-Winning Glow
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Lucy Boynton: The Deep Side Parting
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Scarlett Johansson: The Bronzed Goddess Look
12 of 14

Kaitlin Dever: The Cat Eye Flick
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Florence Pugh: The Best in Brows
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