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Breaking Down the Nail Trends of Met Gala 2024: Glass-like Jelly Nails Reign Supreme

The Met Gala 2024, a pinnacle event in the world of fashion, unfolded on Monday, May 6th, within the iconic walls of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. This year's gala was dedicated to the unveiling of the Costume Institute's latest exhibition, "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion", promising an evening of unparalleled glamour and innovation.

Amidst the dazzling array of haute couture and avant-garde designs, one trend emerged as the undeniable star of the show: mesmerizing glass-like jelly nails. These translucent nails, reminiscent of delicate stained glass, captivated onlookers with their modernity and cool aesthetic.

Try JINsoon's Jelly-like colors.

Here, we delve into the full looks from the red carpet, accompanied by the striking nail designs that completed each ensemble: 

Elle Fanning's Met Gala Nail Look: Mesmerizing Jelly Shimmer to Match Her Dress

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Elle Fanning graced the Met Gala red carpet in a radiant, glassy transparent gown by Balmain, adorned with stunning Cartier jewelry. Inspired by the ethereal quality of her ensemble, she expressed a desire for longer nails painted in a transparent gray hue.


Ahead of the gala, during a pre-event preparation session at the hotel, Fanning shared a picture of her dress, which featured a shimmery touch on transparent fabric. In response, I crafted a nail design that mirrored this effect, using a combination of gray translucent color and sheer mermaid chrome powder. The result? A mesmerizing finish that perfectly complemented her attire.

Here's how you can recreate Elle Fanning's nail look:

  1. Begin by applying Apres Gel-X short round nails and cure them using an LED lamp.
  2. Apply a coat of Marie Atelier 32 nail polish and cure it under an LED lamp.
  3. Seal the color with Madam M no-wipe top coat.
  4. Using your finger, gently rub sheer mermaid chrome powder onto the nails.
  5. Brush off any excess powder and clean the nails.
  6. Finish off with another layer of Madam M no-wipe top coat for added shine and longevity.

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For the toe nails, opt for JINsoon Pixie polish to complete the look. With this simple yet stunning nail technique, you can achieve Elle Fanning's glamorous Met Gala style and add a touch of red carpet elegance to your own ensemble.


Vittoria Ceretti's Signature Sheer Plump Nails

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Throughout Vittoria Ceretti's journey in the world of modeling, her signature nail look has remained unchanged: a timeless sheer pink that exudes elegance and sophistication. As her trusted nail artist, I've had the privilege of crafting this classic style for her since the beginning of her career.

For her latest appearance, we opted for the delicate hue of CND Backyard Nuptials to achieve the perfect sheer pink effect, enhancing Vittoria's natural beauty and grace.


Here's how you can recreate Vittoria Ceretti's iconic nail look:

  1. Start by thoroughly cleaning and prepping your nails, ensuring they are free from any oils or residue.
  2. Apply a thin, even coat of CND Shellac base coat to provide a smooth foundation for the polish.
  3. Follow up with a layer of CND Backyard Nuptials, carefully applying it to each nail for a sheer, plump finish.
  4. Seal in the color and add a glossy shine by applying CND Shellac no-wipe top coat.
With these simple steps, you can achieve the same understated elegance that defines Vittoria Ceretti's signature nail style. Whether you're attending a special event or simply want to elevate your everyday look, this timeless sheer pink shade is sure to leave a lasting impression. 

Taylor Russell's Debut Met Gala Look: Orange-Brown Jelly Nails with Leafgel 520

Stepping onto the Met Gala red carpet for the first time in 2024, Taylor Russell stunned in an earthy ensemble, perfectly complemented by her striking nail choice: a rich orange-brown jelly shade using Leafgel 520.

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In preparation for the gala, Russell shared the pattern of her dress from Loewe, sparking a collaborative process to find the ideal nail design. Initially considering gold chrome nails, she ultimately sought a look that harmonized with the painted wooden corset of her attire. Team JINsoon presented several options, including a wood pattern, a foundation sponge-inspired design, a skin tone neutral, and transparent jelly nails, each available in glossy and matte finishes.

Anticipating the perfect match, I predicted she would choose a glossy burnt orange look, aligning seamlessly with Russell's vision. And indeed, she selected this precise option, affirming that it was meant to be.


Here's how you can recreate Taylor Russell's stunning Met Gala nail look:

  1. Start by applying Apres Gel-X short round nails and cure them using an LED lamp.
  2. Coat the nails with Leafgel 520, ensuring even coverage.
  3. Seal in the color with Madam Glam no-wipe top coat for a glossy finish.
  4. Complete the look by applying another layer of Madam Glam no-wipe top coat to enhance shine and longevity.


With these simple steps, you can achieve the same cool and captivating orange-brown jelly nails that graced Taylor Russell's debut Met Gala appearance, adding a touch of flair and individuality to your own ensemble.

Rachel Zegler's Chic Met Gala Look: Jelly Mauve Nails from Gaoy

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Rachel Zegler graced the Met Gala red carpet in 2024, dressed in a stunning Michael Kors gown. The stylist's vision called for soft yet intriguing nude nails with a semi-jelly finish. Fortunately, I had purchased a set of nude jelly finish nail polishes on Amazon at the last minute, which turned out to be a lifesaver.

Initially, one coat of the Gaoy 1543 shade proved too sheer, so we opted for two coats to achieve the desired soft semi-jelly effect, adding depth without sacrificing transparency. To give Rachel the desired nail length, we utilized short round Apres Gel-X nails, providing just the right amount of style.


Here's how you can recreate Rachel Zegler's chic Met Gala nail look:

  1. Begin by applying Apres Gel-X short round nails and cure them using an LED lamp.
  2. Layer on two coats of Gaoy 1543 nail polish, ensuring even coverage for a soft semi-jelly finish - cure each layer using an LED lamp.
  3. Seal in the color and add shine with Madam Glam no-wipe top coat to enhance the longevity and glossiness of the nails.
With these simple steps, you can achieve the same effortlessly chic jelly mauve nails that complemented Rachel Zegler's Met Gala ensemble, adding a touch of sophistication to your own look.
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Vogue Met Gala May Issue

Before the grand red carpet affair of the Met Gala unfolded, Vogue unveiled a stunning editorial featuring Elizabeth Debicki, photographed by renowned photographer Steven Meisel for the Costume Institute's "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion" exhibition.vogue nails
Team JINsoon crafted five distinct nail designs, enhancing the visual narrative with an added layer of sophistication.

Under the creative direction of Fashion Editor Amanda Harlech, and with contributions from famed artists such as hairstylist Guido, hair colorist Lena Ott, makeup artist Dame Pat McGrath, and manicurist Jin Soon Choi, the editorial captured the essence of elegance and creativity.

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Through this collaborative effort, Vogue's May issue offered readers a tantalizing preview of the gala's opulence and innovation, with Debicki embodying grace and style while showcasing JINsoon's impeccable nail designs.

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