Jennifer Lopez’s Nail Artist Used This $12 Polish to Achieve the Trendy Cherry Mocha Manicure

Here’s how to get the superstar-worthy look at home.
Jennifer Lopez and Essie nail polish

Jennifer Lopez and Essie nail polish.


While red is the trending color of the season, its slightly darker cousin cherry mocha is all the rage when it comes to manicures of the moment. You may have seen the hue trending on TikTok recently, and it has even made its way to the fingertips of superstars like Jennifer Lopez.

What color is cherry mocha?

The cutesy name basically indicates a deep maroon color that’s got a touch of dark brown to it. You may have also heard the shade referred to as red wine, oxblood or even mahogany when its trended during other seasons.

How to achieve cherry mocha nails

It’s simple to achieve the trendy cherry mocha look at home. Lopez’s nail artist, Tom Bachik, recently shared the exact nail polish he used on the “Jenny From the Block” singer, and it’s available for less than $12 on Amazon.

Essie Nail Polish in  “Bordeau”, $11.99 (amazon.com)

Bachik provided a close-up snapshot of his client’s fingertips on Oct. 15, and indicated that he uses

Essie Nail Polish in the shade “Bordeaux”

($11.99). Lopez kept her manicure simple and trendy with short, rounded nails in the seasonal deep red color.

The nail polish brand is known for its long-lasting staying power, with smooth and streak-free application. Essie is one of my personal go-tos for at-home manicures, and typically lasts at least a week without chipping.

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Cara is a trending news writer/editor for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. A passionate writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in print and online media, she loves storytelling and believes that words have the power to change the world. Prior to joining the team, Cara worked as a writer and editor across a number of content verticals, including food, lifestyle, health and wellness, and small business and entrepreneurship. In her free time, Cara loves reading, spending time with her family and making her way through Michigan’s many microbreweries. She is a graduate of Michigan State University's School of Journalism.