Demi Moore's chic Cannes nails prove that simplicity is *in* for summer

Demi Moore's nails are all the inspiration you will require this season...

Demi Moore is pictured wearing a black and white polka dot dress and waving her hands whilst attending the "The Substance" Photocall at the 77th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 20, 2024 in Cannes, France/ in a pink watercolour paint-style template
(Image credit: Getty Images/Kristy Sparow/Stringer)

Offering the perfect solution to the 'style over function' debate, Demi Moore's Cannes nails combine elegance with versatility for a manicure that transcends occasion and season...

So far, the 2024 nail trends have offered a plethora of looks to suit every aesthetic, from bold but timeless reds to endless iterations of French tips nails and understated favourites, like 'Bubble Bath' nails. So much so, that there is the temptation to swap your manicure every other week but, for those who favour more low-maintenance neutral nails - that go with everything and never fail to look chic - Demi Moore's subtle nails at this year's Cannes Film Festival offer the perfect inspiration.

Pairing both a trending hue with one of summer's most popular nail shapes, Moore's mani is indeed a lesson in the power of simplicity - and here's how to achieve a similar finish...

Why Demi Moore's nails are the every-season look we're embracing

Stepping out for the 77th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 20th, Demi Moore offered a masterclass in summer styling, with a nod to French chic as she paired a white and black polka dot dress with a milky-pink manicure.

Instead of almond nails, which are a timeless favourite both on and off the red carpet, the actor instead opted for short and neat square nails. This style, along with 'Squoval' nails has been very popular of late and for good reason, as they're subtle, functional and when paired with a similarly understated hue, compliment rather than detract from an outfit.

Demi Moore is picture with pink-nude square nails and wearing a polka dot dress at the "The Substance" Photocall at the 77th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 20, 2024 in Cannes, France.

(Image credit: Getty Images/Kristy Sparow/  Stringer)

As we can see, her choice of pale pink shade with the short and squared nails perfectly elevated her dress - and has made us keen to take cues for our own summertime look.

Demi Moore is pictured with pale pink square nails whilst attending the "The Substance" Photocall at the 77th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 20, 2024 in Cannes, France.

(Image credit: Getty Images/ Kristy Sparow/Stringer)

How to recreate Demi Moore's Cannes nails

As mentioned, Moore's nails are subtle and fairly low-maintenance, which also means they're very easy to recreate at home.

Simply file/trim your nails to the desired length, then shape the tips to create that squared effect. We would also recommend maintaining your cuticle, either by applying a cuticle remover or pushing the skin back gently post-bath or shower with a cuticle stick or pusher tool.

Then simply apply two to three coats of your chosen milky pink polish (for a streak-free finish) and finish with a high-shine clear coat and a cuticle oil.

Naomi Jamieson
Digital Beauty Writer

Naomi is a Digital Beauty Writer from woman&home, where she covers everything from skincare to fragrance but specialises, particularly, in makeup and nail trends. Through her work, Naomi gets to share her trend expertise and share her own shopping recommendations and product reviews. Previously, she worked as a Lifestyle News Writer for My Imperfect Life magazine, where she used her savvy for TikTok to bring readers the latest beauty buzzwords, fashion movements and must-have products. 

Before that, Naomi split her time between both GoodTo and My Imperfect Life, whilst training for her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ, for which she earned a Distinction. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but leapt into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing. Now, when she isn’t reporting on the best perfumes and latest beauty releases, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping...