Red nail polish should be a no-brainer, right? But with so many shades of red to pick from, finding the right red is not so straight forward.
While it's pretttty hard to get it wrong, it can be super easy to get it oh-so-right. We've got some simple tips to help you pick the right red for your skin tone, every time.
The magic trick? Get acquainted with your skin’s undertones. There are three types of undertones, and every skin colour fits into one of these categories.
You're either warm (yellow or golden), cool (red, pink or blue), or neutral (a mix). So, how do you figure out which one is you?
Easy. Check the colour of the veins on your wrist in natural light. If they look blue/purple you’re cool, babe. If they appear greener you’re warm toned (and probs warm hearted, we're guessing!) If it’s difficult to tell you’re neutral toned.
Still not sure? What jewellery do you wear? If your skin is complemented by silver jewellery you’re cool. If you look great in gold, you’re warm. If you look amazing in both then you’re neutral toned and we’re not jealous at all.
Wear gothic strength sunscreen? You will look absolute fire in reds with a cool undertone. If you want a classic red that contrasts beautifully with your fair skin, go for a shade that has a hint of blue. Want some drama? Darker raspberry and deep cherry reds will add a moody edge and a hint of noir.
Hey there, little sunkissed angel. Your glowy complexion looks even more golden when you wear red nail polish with warm tones. Think corals, warm, orange-y reds, and red with a little bit ‘o pink. Trust us, they’ll bring out the best in you.
Olive is the skin tone with the greatest affinity for the fun reds. You know, the reds everyone thinks of when they think of red nail polish. Go for warm toned, orange and tomato-y reds and be prepared to field questions about what colour you’re wearing. All. Day.
Ok, so you can wear pretty much any red you want and it’s going to look amazing. But deep, rich reds with cool undertones are your speciality. Think red wine and gemstones. If only we all had red wine and gemstones….