Bella Hadid’s Cannes Manicure Is the Hottest Shade for Summer

Look-a-like polishes are about to be everywhere.

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While Cannes Film Festival occasionally throws a crazy hair transformation our way, the 2024 circuit is showcasing resurgence of classic glam. Selena Gomez, who is doing press for Emilia Pérez, has channeled Old Hollywood with red lipstick and Marcel waves. Anya Taylor-Joy opted for a polished updo and cat eye.

Now Bella Hadid—our beauty influencer of the moment—is out to prove that summer’s biggest manicure trend will be a major pivot from seasons past. Rather than neon or even a butter yellow, the Ôrebella founder walked the red carpet with a timeless nude swiped across her nails.

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Bella Hadid walked the Cannes red carpet in nude nails coordinating with her Saint Laurent naked dress.

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Hadid's mocha hue is sheer, complementing her medium-length, oval nails. Her slightly see-through aesthetic is to be expected: Hadid’s go-to nail artist, Mei Kawajiri, told Marie Claire earlier this year that semi-transparent shades would be a big 2024 trend.

The Kin Euphorics founder didn't limit her Cannes look's mocha moments to just her nails. Her Saint Laurent naked dress, which was styled by Molly Dickson, takes up a similar shade, while her monochromatic makeup also plays in the same color range.

Hadid, who has recently been working with makeup artist Nadia Tayeh, also had a glossy nude swiped across her lips and smokey brown diffused across her lid. The model’s hair was styled with a deep side part (another 2024 trend!) and curled in big, bouncy waves. While I don’t have definitive confirmation, I’m pretty confident Hadid also sprayed some of her just-launched Orebella fragrance before leaving the hotel.

To achieve Hadid's semi-sheer nail look, opt for a translucent hue or simply do extremely thin coats of opaque polish. While fans wait to see what other Cannes beauty looks the model has planned, shop the best mocha nail polishes—and makeup products—ahead.

Beauty Editor

Samantha Holender is the Beauty Editor at Marie Claire, where she reports on the best new launches, dives into the science behind skincare, and shares the breakdown on the latest and greatest trends in the beauty space. She's studied up on every ingredient you'll find on INCI list and is constantly in search of the world's glowiest makeup products. Prior to joining the team, she worked as Us Weekly’s Beauty and Style Editor, where she stayed on the pulse of pop culture and broke down celebrity beauty routines, hair transformations, and red carpet looks. Her words have also appeared on Popsugar,,,, and Philadelphia Wedding. Samantha also serves as a board member for the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME). She first joined the organization in 2018, when she worked as an editorial intern at Food Network Magazine and Pioneer Woman Magazine. Samantha has a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from The George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs. While at GWU, she was a founding member of the school’s HerCampus chapter and served as its President for four years. When she’s not deep in the beauty closet or swatching eyeshadows, you can find her obsessing over Real Housewives and all things Bravo. Keep up with her on Instagram @samholender.