The 2019 Emmy Awards brought glitz and glitter to the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angles, California and Billy Porter is responsible for 99.9 percent of it. The Pose star, who won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Actor In A Drama Series, brought the theatrics with his showy ensemble.

Clad in a Michael Kors suit embroidered in over 130K tiny crystals, and bedazzled nails to match, Porter stole the spotlight on the purple carpet and inspired our next manicure.

His dazzling nail design caught our eye, and you know our motto: If it’s sparkly and shiny, then it’s something we have to try. So we combed through nail artist Shelena Robinson’s Instagram to get the details for recreating the look. 

The nail artist says she precisely propped each Swarovski crystal onto Porter’s nails using a tool called the Crystal Katana.

And for polish, she used CND Pave Diamonds and  CND Shellac Power Polish in Silver Chrome to create the gilded nail art.

For nails that shine bright like diamonds à la Billy Porter, then shop the look below.


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