First she sent fans into a tizzy by tapping into the viral Barbiecore trend with a blonde wig, and now Selena Gomez is coming for Oppenheimer. The actor and superstar recently took to Instagram to showcase her goth-inspired black nails, artfully tousled hair, and heavily kohl-rimmed eyes. Moving away from her usual polished ponytails, pristine lipgloss nails, and her signature feline flick, it was a marked departure from her signature aesthetic—and a welcome opener for the candid carousel of “randemz” pics that ensued.
Selena is not the only A-lister to turn to the dark side with, actors Lily Collins and Lucy Boynton channeling their inner goth on the red carpet: Lily with a vampy rouge noir lip, burnt orange eye, and intricate braided up-do, and Lucy with a charcoal and grey smokey eye and glistening teardrop jewel.
Looking to try this moody, gothic trend? A macabre manicure is the perfect place to start. Just take Olivia Rodrigo, who debuted some bitten black nails on her angsty album cover for Guts. The key to this look is obviously its color: midnight black. And there are some currently great options out there—Gucci’s Crystal Black, Nailberry’s Black Berry, and Essie’s Licorice, to name a few. Add to this a few lashings of kohl—plus bucket loads of attitude—and you should be good to go.
Chanel Boy de Chanel Nail Colour in 404 Black
Gucci Glossy Nail Polish in Black Crystal
Essie Nail Lacquer in Licorice
OPI Nail Lacquer in Black Onyx