Eva Longoria's chic manicure teaches us a lesson in timeless pairings

If in doubt, turning to this specific nail shape and subtle hue is a guaranteed winner, as proven by Eva Longoria's elegant talons...

 Eva Longoria attends Apple TV+'s "Land Of Women" World Premiere at The Whitby Hotel on June 20, 2024 in New York City/ in a pink watercolour paint-style template
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While there's always the temptation to opt for a statement seasonal shade, Eva Longoria's nails prove that you just can't beat this timeless (and not to mention, elegant) pairing - especially for an occasion-ready look...

There's been one common theme amongst the 2024 nail trends that we've spotted: the consistency of neutral nails. Though there have of course been bright, summer-inspired hues gaining popularity, subtle and versatile nudes have very much remained in high demand. And one milky-pink hue, in particular, is proving to be the go-to for those seeking an elevated, signature look. Dubbed 'Bubble Bath' nails (after the iconic OPI nail polish shade), the soapy finish is the epitome of timeless elegance - just ask the A-listers of the world.

Eva Longoria in fact, is the latest star to sport the hue on her fingertips, pairing it with an equally classic nail shape and naturally, she's inspired us to follow suit. So, here's how to recreate Longoria's perfectly luxe-looking manicure at home...

Why Eva Longoria's nails are the timeless combo we plan to replicate, year-round

At this point, we're all familiar with the power of a nude or soft-pink manicure, especially when you're looking to elevate, rather than detract from your outfit. A creamy neutral paired with that of squoval or almond nails is often the go-to for weddings and formal events, as it never fails to add a touch of sophistication to your person - case and point, Eva Longoria's latest mani.

Eva Longoria is pictured wearing a black blazer and sporting a milky-pink manicure at the Apple TV+'s "Land of Women," Global Premiere held at The Whitby Hotel on June 20, 2024 in New York, New York.

(Image credit: Getty Images/Steve Eichner/Variety)

Appearing at the "Land Of Women" World Premiere on June 20th, 2024 in New York City, the actor debuted a delicate, 'Bubble Bath'-esque wash of pink on her long, almond-shaped talons and the effect was as chic as you can imagine.

Like that of a bright red manicure, it's the sort of look that never goes out of style. Plus it's so versatile - just lining the edges of your nails with white will supply you with classic French tip nails, while a top coating of pearlescent chrome powder will afford you that oh-so-trendy 'Glazed' nail look.

Recreate Eva Longoria's 'Bubble Bath' nails

Nail prep is the key to any flawless and long-lasting manicure, so be sure to maintain your cuticle and apply one of the best nail strengtheners as your base coat - if you're suffering from brittle nails or just want extra protection.

Then shape your nails to a similar almond style. If you have short nails, you can request gel extensions from your nail tech, or hard-wearing BIAB nails. For those opting to do their nails at home, apply two to three coats of your chosen sheer and creamy pink, then apply a clear top coat, followed by a cuticle oil - to nourish your nails.

A hand scrub (like L'Occitane's One Minute scrub, at Sephora), is also an ideal finishing touch if you've got dry skin or have accidentally gotten nail polish on the skin around your nail bed.

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...