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#CHICATSHOPPERS: FIND THE PERFECT NUDE POLISH FOR YOUR SKIN TONE
#CHICATSHOPPERS: FIND THE PERFECT NUDE POLISH FOR YOUR SKIN TONE

#CHICATSHOPPERS: FIND THE PERFECT NUDE POLISH FOR YOUR SKIN TONE

Despite the seeming ease of sporting a casual neutral manicure, picking the right polish for your skin tone can be surprisingly tricky—much like how selecting a bright lipstick is simpler than finding your perfection foundation shade. When it comes to nails, you don’t want your nude to clash with your complexion, nor should it be an exact match (it’s not like you’re trying to cover up your nails altogether). To take away the guess work, we’ve picked the best hues based on your undertones.

If you’re fair with warm undertones…
Try a sheer peach like Quo by Orly Nail Lacquer in All Dolled Up. The translucent formula will let your nail bed’s natural brightness shine through, while the subtle orange tint suits your skin’s warmth.

If you’re fair with cool undertones…
Opt for a creamy pink such as Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Fast Dry Nail Color in Pink Blink. Play to your skin’s natural blush, but pick a slightly opaquer formula to conceal rather than build on any excess redness.

If you’re medium with warm undertones…
Pick a sandy hue like CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in Golden Opportunity. Anything too yellow can bring out a sallowness to your skin, so stick with a neutral that provides just a hint of contrast.

If you’re medium with cool undertones…
Paint your nails in rosy taupe. The subtle pink in L’Oréal Colour Riche Nail Colour in Walk on the Beach will brighten skin instantly, while the grey-beige prevents it from wearing like a pastel.

If you’re dark with warm undertones…
A reddish brown, such as Essie Sorrento Yourself, is your BFF. Its fiery tint mirrors your complexion’s warmth and adds a vivid pop to your fingertips.

If you’re dark with cool undertones…
Go for a mauve-tinted chocolate like Maybelline New York Color Show Nail Lacquer in Dust of Bronze. A shade like this could appear grey on other skin tones, but, against cool, deep complexions, it adopts a flattering purple-y hue.