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Golden Globes Beauty: Black Nails for the Win

From left: Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara and Natasha Lyonne

Jessica Chastain and Kata Mara were spotted wearing the au courant shade.

There was no shortage of bright colors on the Golden Globes red carpet, but when it came down to fingers and toes, black hues were all the rage.

Orange is the New Black star Natasha Lyonne's dark tips popped against her azure Reem Acra gown, and House of CardsKate Mara also got in on the all-black trend with a minimalist, short manicure that showed off her red, backless Miu Miu gown.

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Jessica Chastain also sported the shade, which complemented her deep-plunging Versace gown. Celebrity manicurist Christina Aviles used Essie's Licorice shade to create the look, topped off with a drop of the coppery Penny Talk in the top coat to play off the metallic effect of the bronze-black dress.

"[Jessica] was open to having something darker, which for her is not normal. She decided she wanted to have a bit of an edgier look," says Aviles, who agrees that classic, crisp black nails are in this season. Her advice? Skip satin finishes. "You need to go a little shiny to make it look different, or go all the way matte."

 

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