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11 Pink Nail Designs to Wear to the Barbie Premiere

Barbie’s out in theaters soon… are your nails ready?

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Unless you’re one of the remaining contestants on this season of Love Island UK, chances are that you’ve heard we’re in the summer of Barbie. I don’t make the rules—apparently, Mattel and Greta Gerwig do! Anyway, the most talked about movie of the summer is hitting our screens on July 21st, and while you may have considered what outfit you’re going to wear to the theater, have you thought about your manicure yet? Don’t worry—in case it hasn’t crossed your mind, we’re here for you. Ahead, the best pink nail designs you’ll want to wear to the Barbie premiere (and for weeks after).

Issa Rae’s Abstract Pink French Nail Design

For the Los Angeles premiere of Barbie, Issa Rae decided to go with a fresh and distinctive manicure. “We wanted to have fun with the nail look for the Barbie premiere so we decided on using different pink shades,” says celebrity nail artist Eri Ishizu. “Using the signature color and embracing the playfulness of Barbie, I put a spin on the regular French mani, creating an abstract version.”

Bon Voyage to Reality!

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Hi Barbie!

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OPI x Barbie Nail Lacquer Collection

Dua Lipa’s Two-Tone Pink French Nail Design

Musician Dua Lipa walked down the pink carpet with a fresh French manicure. “We wanted to create a stunning two-tone French manicure for Dua Lipa, capturing the essence of Barbie,” says celebrity nail artist Kim Truong. “With Dua's elegant clear rhinestone dress, our goal was to bring the ultimate pop of Barbie pink to her look.”

Hi Barbie!

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Pink Aura Nail Design

If you opt for subtlety, consider these understated styles. Think of this design as the nail version of those tie-dye shirts you made during quarantine—they’re fun, cute, and can be worn on a day-to-day basis.

Glazed Pink Nail Design

On the opposite side of the spectrum, this glazed pink nail design is perfect for anyone who wants to be the center of attention (read: Leos). Add a coat of iridescent polish over the bold hue for a glossy finish that’ll catch the light.

Mix and Match Pink Nail Design

Can’t choose your favorite shade of pink? Grab a few different hues to recreate this multi-colored nail look. And while you’re at it, throw in a couple of nail designs instead of sticking to just one for a completely unique manicure.

White and Pink Nail Design

This nail design sports a combo of pale pink and milk white colors, making the perfect complement to a bright, eye-catching Barbiecore outfit.

Pink Watermelon Nail Design

If you have the Barbie movie at 11 am and a pool party at 3 pm, opt for this versatile pink nail art design. Plus, how cute is this reverse French manicure?

Marble Pink Nail Design

This design pairs various shades of pink with marble detailing for a look that is bold yet simple.

Pink Polka Dot Nail Design

Switch up an otherwise basic bubble gum pink manicure by adding polka dots and an accent nail. The pale pink dots complement the darker hue in the background without overpowering the look.

Hot Pink Nail Design

If you want to keep things classic and simple (a.k.a. you’re painting your nails at home), hot pink is the obvious go-to shade. The electric color will carry you through the rest of summer.

Girl from Ipanema

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Gradient Pink Nails

For another painless nail art option, consider a multi-hued pink manicure. While other designs can feel overwhelming to execute, this look is straightforward and the final result looks like it took more effort than it actually did.

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