Hey, Gotham fans! Season 1’s finale had lots of twists and turns, but if you still have the episode saved on DVR, don’t worry – we won’t spoil it for you. The one thing we will give away are the killer nails Jada Pinkett Smith wore in it. Manicurists Elle and Lexi Martone collaborated to pack as much of the villainess’ dark personality into the manicure as possible.
The Gotham Season 1 finale nails were blood red with a long, pointed pinky complete with a spiked mace ball. Says Elle, Smith’s character “needed a serious weapon nail.” Of course, while these dominatrix-style digits are right at home in a fantasy world alongside makeup and costumes, we know you probably won’t be sporting it to your day job anytime soon. So we commissioned Elle and Lexi to come up with a everyday version of the manicure you can do at home using Red Carpet Manicure gels (which can be found at Ulta).