Following a summer of flashy nail art and vivid manicures, beauty lovers worldwide are seemingly ready to scale back on the color and move on to something subtle. We’ve already seen the “naked nails” trend skyrocket on social media, and most recently, TikTok users have been obsessing over a new nude manicure dubbed “latte nails.”
Much like its makeup counterpart, this low-key manicure is characterized by coffee-inspired tones like caramel, cocoa, chocolate, and amber. We’re expecting to see this trend rise further in popularity now that summer’s officially over, so here’s a quick guide on what the look entails and how you can try it out yourself!
What Are “Latte Nails?”
Earlier this year, Hailey Bieber went viral for switching out her signature glazed donut skin for an effortlessly bronzed look. As other international celebs and influencers quickly followed suit, the warm-toned trend was named “latte makeup” by TikTok influencer Rachel Rigler. “We’re gonna call this latte makeup. It’s warm and bronzy, milky and effortless,” she shared online.
@rachelrigler LATTE MAKEUP ??? cheers :) #makeup #makeuptrends #beauty #lattemakeup #summermakeup #makeuphacks #greenscreen ? original sound - Rachel Rigler
People loved the caffeine-inspired color palette so much that they started wearing it on their nails as well. Now, there are all sorts of microtrends that the timeless manicure has brought about, from gradient latte nails to almond espresso nails.
We’ve already spotted trendsetters such as Hailee Steinfeld and Selena Gomez rock the earth-toned manicure ahead of fall. We totally don’t blame them either—why would we say no to matching our nails to our favorite Starbucks order?
How to Achieve the “Latte Nails” Trend
Want to jump on the bandwagon? Here’s the good news: All you have to do is find a brown nail polish that suits your complexion best. We’ve listed down some recos below to help you get started!
Nail Lacquer in Coffee Break, P525, ORLY, Lazada
CuCo Nail Polish in Hot Cocoa, P145, CURATED COLORS, Lazada
Smart Nail Lacquer in Metallic Chocolate, P280, KIKO MILANO, Lazada
Insta Dri in Instant Coffee, P395, SALLY HANSEN, Lazada
TenTen Nail Color in Mocha Brown, P170, TENTEN, Lazada
Once you’ve found the right nail polish for you, you can paint your nails like usual or experiment with fun variations of the trend. Feel free to try out latte tips, dark glossy nails, and other coffee-hued nail designs that catch your eye!