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Billy Porter's red carpet moments are never not fabulous. At the 2020 Grammys, Porter stunned us all again by wearing a hat with a shade that drew back to reveal his completely fierce beauty look, with silver lipstick and bright blue eyeliner. And he accented his knockout glamour with a crystal nail art manicure that is straight out of your wildest Pinterest board — and you can totally get the look on your own.


Here's a close-up of Porter's chrome nail look.

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To get the look, celebrity manicurist Vanessa Sanchez McCullough used CND Vinylux polishes. For the first coat, she used CND Vinylux Nail Polish in After Hours ($10.50 at Amazon), a silver color that is a disco ball in a bottle.


Next, she coated his nails in a serious top layer.

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Next, McCullough applied CND Vinylux Long Wear Top Coat ($10.50 at Amazon) to get a high-shine finish. With these two products you can easily cop Porter's look, but there's one nail detail that may be a Grammys-only situation...


Porter's nails were encrusted with crystals.

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While us mere mortals can paint our nails with the CND Vinylux polishes, we can't all glue real Swarovski crystals onto our tips. For a bit of extra glam, McCullough applied the fancy crystals for an extra touch of Grammys glamour.


And about that eyeliner?

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Porter's eye makeup is out-of-control amazing. If you're looking to drench your lids in matte baby blueness, allow me to recommend the Make Up For Ever Artist Color Pencil in Unlimited Blue ($18 at Sephora). It's one of my ultimate makeup holy grails, and it applies like a dream. You can also try Kryolan's Aquacolor Interferenz in TK 2 G; when mixed with water, the pigment activates into a long-lasting, smooth makeup that would look stunning with a glossy red lip.