This $9 Jet Black Nail Polish Is Approved by Selena Gomez

Replicate the star’s chic, edgy Golden Globes manicure at home.
Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez.

While all eyes were on the A-listers that attended the Golden Globes red carpet on Sunday, Jan. 7, we’ve enjoyed reviewing some of the finer details from the evening. From relationship hard launches inside the event to women supporting other women, it was a night to behold. 

And while we’ve already honed in on Selena Gomez’s stunning jewelry from the evening, today we’re focusing on her edgy manicure for the occasion and how you can recreate it at home. The Only Murders in the Building star’s nail artist, Tom Bachik, provided all of the details on Instagram, and you can achieve Gomez’s look with a polish that’s less than $9 on Amazon.

Essie Salon-Quality Nail Polish, 8-Free Vegan, Jet Black, Licorice, $8.42 (

Bachik described the look as a “patent leather mani,” and this particular polish has a 4.5 out of 5 star rating on Amazon, with more than 30,000 ratings to date. Reviewers note that the product is high-quality, goes on smoothly and offers good shine.

We’re not the only ones fawning over the mani, either.

“we’re so in love with this look! 🖤,” the official Essie IG post commented on Bachik’s post.

“This is everything👏👏👏,” one fan commented.

“I knew you did these..incredible!!” someone else applauded.

“Iconic black can never go wrong…. Not necessary to say but still brilliant job @tombachik they are looking gorgeous 😍,” another person complimented. 

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Cara O’Bleness


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.