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Get The Nail Look – Lea Michele at the 62nd Annual Emmy Awards

Lea Michele at the 62nd Annual Emmy Awards 2010 wearing blue nail polish Birthday girl Lea Michele ruled the Emmy red carpet in a stunning navy Oscar De La Renta gown.  The Glee star, who IMO should have won for Best Actress, glowed from head to toe.  She is my pick for best dressed of the night and in some shots I’ve seen, she strongly resembled Penelope Cruz.  After all they do both love Mr. De La Renta’s frocks.

Lea’s glam squad was comprised of Makeup Artist Melanie Inglessis for NARS, Hair Stylist Mark Townsend for Dove and Manicurist Deborah Lippmann.  Melanie Inglessis used NARS new Pure Matte Lipstick in Tashkent and while I was leery about the whole matte lip trend taking us back to 90s, it looks beautiful on Lea.

Pairing dramatic winged eye liner with nude lips and full, tousled hair, Lea’s nails were painted a deep, dark hue to match her dress.  Can you guess what polish Deborah used?

deborah-lippmann-lady-sings-the-blues-nail-polish-all-that-jazz Lady Sings The Blues from the Deborah Lippmann Anniversary All That Jazz set was used on both fingers and toes but in two very different ways.

Deb told me that to keep the fingers more subtle she, “polished thinner layer[s] and kept the sequins off.” However on the toes she went for full on glam doing two regular coats of the polish. It’s just a shame we weren’t able to see that due to the length of Lea’s dress.

Behind The Scenes Scoop: Lea is the first celebrity Deb used LStB on.  And because it was her birthday, Deb sang a bluesy version of Happy Birthday to Lea and presented her with a bottle of Happy Birthday nail polish.

Lady Sings The Blues is a deep navy with silver and blue square micro-glitter and cornflower blue octagonal sequins.  The base color is a semi-sheer jelly, similar to Across The Universe only I found it to be more pigmented.  Unlike AtU I only needed two coats of LStB for full coverage.  The swatch below is of two coats applied normally with no dotting to place the sequins.

deborah lippmann lady sings the blues swatch from the all that jazz set

Lady Sings The Blues is only available in the Deborah Lippmann All That Jazz set which is now available online at and also at and Nordstrom stores nationwide. The set retails for $40 (a $14 savings) and includes the pink glitter Some Enchanted Evening and raspberry glitter Razzle Dazzle.

Who agrees with me that Lea should have won last night?  I would have been delighted to see either her or Amy Poehler take home the statue.  Like Edie Falco said, she’s not funny though she is brilliant at playing a character with no redeeming qualities on Nurse Jackie.

On the beauty/fashion side of things, where did Lea rank in your best/worst dressed lists?  Do you like the matchy-matchy dress/nail look or think she should have gone with something contrasting?  While I normally coordinate my nails to my look I can’t help but love the dark nail on her.

Disclosure: I purchased the All That Jazz set myself.  For more info view my Disclosure Policy.

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  1. Saba says:

    Just wondering… which one do you like better: lady sings the blues or across the universe? and when will you be posting the swatches for the lippmann winter collection? i can’t wait!!!

  2. Sara says:

    Wow I never would have guessed that’s what she had on with the lack of glitter and all. Neat! I LOVED her dress, she looked freakin fabulous and very classy. I do generally love a more contrasting look with the nails vs. clothing, but I think the dark nail was subtle enough to not take away from the rest of the glam she had goin on!

  3. Ollie says:

    What Deborah did for her birthday for so sweet, the more I here about her the more I love her, and the more annoyed I am her polishes are so impossible to get in the UK!!

  4. Kitty says:

    This one’s just as hot as Across the Universe. WOW! Need comparison pics… I can’t decide what I want!

  5. Lauren says:

    She looked amazing!! Love everything about her look, especially her hair. In that picture, she looks a little like Penelope Cruz and a little like Jennifer Garner. I don’t completely understand how she “kept the sequins off,” but I like the look. :)

  6. Rachel says:

    I have this color and absolutely LOVE IT! It has the same glitter chunks as ATU, but the deep blue color is gorgeous. And I completely agree with you. Lea definitely should have won the emmy.

  7. elle says:

    How do you keep the sequins “off”? I can’t imagine how Deborah did that…

    I love this color – but hate the sequins – it’s too much for me.

    Blue is “in” this fall – so it’s perfect to go matchy-matchy with nail polish this time. Also – Lea is young so she can pull it off.

  8. sara says:

    I would have LOVED to see a grey nail on her… it would have been subtle, but it still would have popped. Hers was my favorite dress, though, I think. So pretty. I just wish she’d done a little bit more with her hair. It wasn’t as bedhead-y as January Jones’ hair, but it still seemed messy. And I’m not loving the bangs. But she’s adorable, so I can forgive her. :)

  9. Nicole says:

    I loved her entire look as well, and I wanted her to win too! I pretty much wanted Glee to win every category it was up for, but alas, it wasn’t meant to be. I just hope that the things I keep hearing about LM aren’t true, because she is too young and too newly a celebrity to be pulling the “diva card” just yet. Just my opinion though!

  10. Kistenh says:

    Love this color! I just purchased the set from Nordy’s and I am dying to wear it! I thought Lea looked beautiful and she should have won.

  11. robynsdragon says:

    Lea was one of my favs last night! She looked amazing, but I do have to say that I was shocked at how thin she looked! That pic above makes it even more pronounced for me – its like her waist is smaller than her upper arms!

    I would have worn my signature blue with this gown: Glacier Bay Blues. Dang OPI & their shenanigans making me so conflicted I’ve had to go back into therapy! lol

  12. M says:

    I loved Lea’s gown, it enhanced her beautiful figure, she looked so fresh and stunning ;)

  13. Annie says:

    Lea’s dress was too prommy and not at all fresh or new. I’m biased, though, as I don’t generally like her or her awkward bangs.

  14. Silja says:

    She looked stunning!

    I liked the messy hair and light lips. They made her look young like she is. With that gorgeous dress heavy make-up, dark lips and a tight, polished hair-do would have made her look old. There just would have been too much everything. She had a good stylist. Also loving the nails!

    I didn’t see the Emmys, but I’m glad you have shared the best bits with us. Thanks to your previous post I saw Jim Parsons speech in Youtube and some interviews too. He is so adorable!!! Love<3

  15. Simona says:

    I loved her look! The navy blue dress was very classy as well as her entire ensemble. I’m not usually a fan of the matchy/matchy scheme but she seemed to pull it off perfectly! Does anyone have a suggestion for an alternative blue (without the glitter)? I have an upcoming wedding to go to and would love to mimic this look!!