As I watched Maleficent with my tween, one thing kept catching my eye – Angelina Jolie’s nails! In the scene where Maleficent curses baby Aurora, I turned to my tween daughter and said, “Look at her nails! They’re red on the inside!” The response, “Shhhh!”
If you look closely at the two photos below you’ll see what I’m talking about. The top side of Maleficent’s nails are a nude color while the inside is red.
A week later, I still couldn’t get the look out of my head. I had to figure out how to replicate it. I took a trip to my nail salon and asked around. Apparently, the look has a name: the “Louboutin” manicure and it’s fairly simple even if you don’t have fake nails. After getting a quick tutorial, I was able to replicate the Maleficent Louboutin manicure at home! It’s fairly simple and just requires patience.
How to: Maleficent Louboutin Manicure
CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in Forever Fawn (or a similar nude nail polish)
CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in Forever Festive (or a similar red nail polish)
Thin nail brush (can be found at your local beauty supply store)
Nail Polish Remover
Clean top and underneath your nails. Dip the brush in the Forever Festive red color, pull back your finger and slowly apply the red to the underside of the nail. Repeat for each nail. (Don’t worry about any mess. We’ll clean it up later!)
Wrap a piece of cotton from the ball around the manicure stick and dip in nail polish remover. Carefully clean up any red paint that got on the top of your nails.
Paint the top of your nails twice in the Forever Fawn nude color. Be sure to allow a little bit of time between coats to dry.
Wrap a new piece of cotton from the ball around the manicure stick and clean up excess polish from around the top and inside of your nails to clean up the look. (You may have to do this multiple times especially when cleaning red polish.)
Try it out! Let me know how it works and if you love the look as much as I do.