When American pop star Madonna got all dressed up for the launch of her fragrance brand, she forgot something important - to visit a pedicurist, cut her nails and keep them clean.

Unfortunately, to the singer's embarrassment, the Daily Mail caught her "ungroomed" nails on camera and the highlights were not pretty.

The "Material Girl" may have tried to deflect all the attention away by showcasing her svelte figure in a sheer black lace dress but the large toe on her left foot stood out as it appeared to be painted gold while the others were simply decorated with a clear nail varnish.

What was worse for the veteran singer and actress was that not only were the nails that were peeking out of her black shoes unclean... they were also uncut. The nails looked slightly "yellowish". In fact, the shoes even looked so tight that onlookers were left wondering if, at some point, her veins would pop!

The singer was seen at the Macy's store to launch her new fragrance - "Truth or Dare". The product was launched by Madonna's MG Icon company in association with fragrance specialists Coty Inc.

"I have always been obsessed by fragrance...For years wanted to create something personal that was an expression of me, but that other people could relate to as well. Something classical and timeless and yet modern. My oldest memory of my mother is her perfume. I carry it with me everywhere. She always smelled like gardenias and tuberose, an intoxicating mixture [that was] feminine and mysterious. I wanted to recreate this scent, but with something fresh and new about it as well. Something honest and yet daring - hence the name Truth or Dare," the singer said about her new fragrance, while speaking to Women's Wear Daily,

Madonna's daughter Lourdes was also present at the launch.

The question though is how the "Material Girl" forgot her pedicure. Perhaps she was more concerned about her forthcoming US tour in the summer... or maybe she was concentrating on her transparent skirts showing. Either way the pop star definitely looked young at the age of 53.

Madonna at the launch of her perfume 'Truth or Dare'Reuters
Madonna at the launch of her perfume 'Truth or Dare'Reuters
Madonna at the launch of her perfume 'Truth or Dare'Reuters