Nude nails are as timeless as a Burberry trench. Done right, nude polish makes for a dependable manicure that complements any outfit.
Finding the right nude shade for your skin tone isn’t always that straight forward. After all, what is ‘nude’ really? Short answer: it's lots of different colours!
Here’s a few simple tips to help you choose the best nude nail polish for your skin colour.
Get acquainted with your skin’s colour tones in natural light. When it comes to skin tones, there are generally three classifications. These are warm (yellow or golden undertones) cool (red, pink or blue undertones) or neutral (a mix). So, how do you figure out which one is you?
Check the colour of the veins on your wrist in bright natural light. If they look bluey purple, you’re most likely cool toned. If they appear greener you’re warmer toned and if it’s difficult to tell, you may be fairly neutral.
Another good indicator is your jewellery. If your skin is complemented by silver jewellery you're likely cool. If gold pops on your skin, you may be warm toned and if you look great in both, consider yourself neutral.
When you choose your nude nail polish the trick is to NOT match it exactly to your skin colour. Ideally, you want your nude to have a bit of pop, not make your nails vanish altogether.
Go a touch darker or a little lighter than your actual skin tone to offer a bit of contrast and colour to your nude manicure. But remember, there's no hard and fast rules - experiment 'til you find the shade you love.
Once you’ve found your true match, you’ll see how flattering and versatile a nude polish can be.