J.Lo Just Proved the "Lip Gloss" Nail Trend Is Worth Trying—Here's How


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If we were to play a word association game and you said “J.Lo,” the first thing I would say back is “nude lip gloss.” The star has been sporting glossy nude lips since the ’90s. At this point, there’s no denying that Jennifer Lopez’s one great love is ultra-reflective, latte-toned lips. (Sorry, Ben Affleck.) 

Though Lopez’s love for lip gloss has outlasted many a trend cycle, that doesn’t mean the star doesn’t dabble in other beauty trends. At the world premiere for her most recent movie, Shotgun Wedding, Lopez tried another form of lip gloss—“lip gloss” nails, that is. 

Lip-gloss nails are essentially 2023’s version of the “glazed donut” manicure that took the world by storm in 2022. Like actual lip gloss, you’ll want to opt for a color that suits your skin tone—consider something similar to the nude gloss color that would look best on you. Lopez’s manicurist, Tom Bachik, did this by creating a custom soft brown reminiscent of her signature lip gloss. 


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Like “glazed donut” nails, lip-gloss nails also rely on a sheer color. You’ll want to opt for one that’s almost jelly-like, mimicking lip gloss itself. Unlike their glazed counterpart, lip-gloss nails rely on a hyper-shiny finish rather than chrome powder dusting. 

Get ready because this trend is about to blow up. If you want to try the trend before everyone else, we rounded up the best sheer nude polishes that are complementary across all skin tones. Keep reading to find your perfect “lip gloss” nail shade.