On Sun. evening, Regina King walked the Oscars red carpet in a strapless, white Oscar de la Renta dress that was pure perfection. Her hair and makeup — soft, combed-out waves, green liner, and bold eyelashes — made for one of the most stunning beauty looks of the evening, too. But while you likely missed them upon first glance, it was Regina King's 2019 Oscars nails that pulled together her entire look. The best part about the actor's manicure? It was made possible by a $7 polish that you can still get your hands on right now.
King has been on a serious red carpet streak this season. Although it's her gowns that are typically the first to catch your eye — and with good reason, considering she's chosen some very bold, glitzy styles as of late — her nails have been equally on point and deserve a close-up look, as well.
For Sun. evening's event, the actor wore a shade that's quickly become her red carpet signature: a light-pink that's chic and understated, but still adds the perfect pop color to any look. While the muted hue is clearly one of King's favorites (just take a look at her past manis as proof) there's another reason her manicurist, Rae Getter, picked pink over the countless other options — it was the perfect complement to the actor's white gown.
To achieve King's Oscars nails, Getter started with a light pink as the base, using a rose gold glitter at the cuticles to add just the right amount of glitz and glam. The final touch was a swipe of a white-based pink polish by CND that costs a mere $7 — and it's still in stock. In other words, you can recreate the actor's awards show nails in the comfort of your own home, without breaking the bank.
As King proves so effortlessly, a soft-pink lacquer is always a great choice. It adds just the right amount of color, is easy to wear, and coordinates with everything in your closet. Ahead, shop the actor's exact polish, as well as The Zoe Report's roundup of similar shades to wear season after season.