Selena Gomez is single-handedly making olive green nail polish the shade we need in our stash for autumn.
Her trusted nail artist, Tom Bachik, posted a picture of her freshly painted mani to his Instagram on 15 August with the caption “Olive this color [sic] on @selenagomez.” In it, Selena rocks long ballerina-shaped nails with an offbeat martini olive green nail polish that looks somewhere between fresh leafy green and brown.
It has exactly the sort of earthy combo that makes autumn nail trends so deliciously cosy, but the unusual shade feels a little more fun, upbeat, modern and interesting. Even so, it’s muted enough to feel like a new neutral that will work well alongside autumnal colour palettes of brown, burgundy, navy, white and black, as well as the annual animal prints which will be making a swift return.
It comes hot on the heels of another celebrity nail moment: Hailey Bieber’s glazed donut nails, which have practically broken the beauty internet (and picked up over 53 million views on TikTok along the way).
But moving into the next season, this offers something a little richer and more statement. Plus it picks up where last autumn’s biggest nail trend left off. “Dark green” saw a 75% surge in interest last October with nail artists like Harriet Westmoreland serving up deep hunter greens. This time round, olive is the cooler, baby sis shade that’s less classic but a lot more playful.
Here’s 7 of the best olive green nail shades to consider adding to your stash…
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