Question: Which polish color fits any day, any outfit or any occasion? None other than the classic nude! Seasons may come and pass but a classy nude mani will definitely won't let your nails unnoticed. The trick however is to find the perfect tone that highlights your complexion. Find your own match! Let's get to know the most flattering nude polish for your skin tone.
It may seem like there are thousands of nude colors in the market. Some of which are the rose, beige, tans, browns or the peach hues. We know it could be tricky to find the perfect shade for you. Read on to get to know the tip to getting perfect nude nails.
First things first, look at the undertones of your skin. Whether it be make up, hair color or nail polish, it is important to know if your skin tone is either warm or cool. Doing so will make your color selection a breeze. Choosing the right colors based on your undertones will make your natural features glow. Look at the photo below and find out your skin tone. Just make sure to do this test, fresh-faced with natural lightning.
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You may also take this test by Popsugar to help you.
2) CHOOSE THE PERFECT SHADE FOR YOU
Light Skin Tones
The trick with light skin tones are finding polish shades that compliments your light complexion without washing out the color of your undertone. The best neutral tone for fair skin types are those in the rosy or pink shades because it supports the pink and blue undertones in pale skin tones. Steer clear of nude polishes that are too dark or too beige as they will make your skin pale and your nails look yellowish. Cool undertones with a hint of pink will help offset any redness in the skin. They will also help to brighten your nails while still letting them show through a little.
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Medium Skin Tones
Most nude shades that are in the middle of pink or beige color best fits with the medium skin tones. Medium skin types often have greenish veins so a good pink-y beige color will help to conceal and brighten the natural skin tone, making skin appear more lighter. Stay away though from nudes with yellow undertones as they will bring out the subtle yellowness of the skin and thus not flattering at all.
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Yellowish Skin Tones
Those with the yellowish or olive undertones should choose a bolder shade to help lighten their complexion. Choose polishes that's a bit more on the pink hue to give your skin a natural glow. Try a deep beige or a neutral brown color and never wear anything on the yellowish shades.
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Warm Skin Tones
Those with warm skin tones can handle a great variety of colors. Anything coffee-colored are the go-to shades for dark skinned girls. Orange and yellow undertones compliment honey-hued complexions while those with slightly reddish-brown skin will look good in milky browns or a shade that is slightly similar to dark chocolate(Yum!). Rosy beige shades are also a great option as they contrast nicely to the warm tones of the skin. Anything goes with warm skinned ladies actually. Just avoid anything ashy or gray as they could make nails look washed out.
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So there you have it. There is a nude color out there for you. You just have to find the perfect one for you. Learn more nail care tips by liking our Facebook page and following us on Twitter and on Instagram. Keep posted for more updates on nail art tutorials and OMG promos!