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Get The Look – Zoe Saldana’s Nails in Star Trek

By on May 29, 2009
in Celebrity, Essie, Vampy with 9 Comments
zoe saldana, star trek, uhura, lt. uhura, urura nails, zoe saldana nails, nail polish, nail color, essie, wickedI’m finally going to see Star Trek tonight. I know, I know it’s about time! I hate opening weekend crowds so I typically wait a couple weeks to see the big blockbusters. In the meantime reader AnnaAnastasia contacted me about Zoe Saldana‘s (aka Lt. Uhura) nails in the film. Zoe sports a glossy, dark nail in character and AnnaAnastasia hopes to recreate the look.

I spoke with Star Trek‘s Head Makeup Artist, Mindy Hall, to get the deets on Uhura’s vampy manicure. Find out more after the jump!


zoe saldana, star trek, uhura, lt. uhura, urura nails, zoe saldana nails, nail polish, nail color, essie, wickedMindy works with a manicurist for all her film projects. In LA, Cindy Neal, and in NYC, Gina Eppolito. To quote Mindy,
“It takes a special individual to work in the film world; professional, flexible (both physical and mental), flawless, discreet, attention to detail, works well with others, can deal with a hectic environment, and of course excellent people skills. Very mobile and always on time!

Often the makeup artist or hairstylist is also working on the actor as the manicure and pedicure is being done. We all work around each other to accomplish this. Cindy and Gina really understand this and are fantastic at anticipating what is needed as we simultaneously work around each other getting the actor ready. “

For Lt. Uhura, Essie Wicked was the color of choice. A deep, black cherry, Wicked has a berry wine base that is visible in the first coat. It applied a bit uneven so I used three thin coats over CND Ridge Out to get it perfect.
zoe saldana, star trek, uhura, lt. uhura, urura nails, zoe saldana nails, nail polish, nail color, essie, wickedMy thanks to Mindy Hall for taking the time to respond to me during what I’m sure is a very busy time for her. I can’t WAIT to see the film tonight.

Essie Wicked is available online at your favorite e-tailers and Essie.com and in stores at professional salons including ULTA, Trade Secret, Regis, etc.

image credit: AllMoviePhoto.com

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  1. Anonymous says:

    love that color & this movie was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. AnnaAnastasia says:

    Thanks for finding this out!! Hope you love the movie – I did.

  3. sunshower! says:

    wow! thanks for finding that out!!

  4. cindy says:

    I noticed her nails in that elevator scene with Spock, but thought they were just plain black… this is a much prettier color!

    I love the girly nails with the practical length. Perfect for Uhura… smart and tough but still absolutely gorgeous.

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    Sweet! I already own that one.

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