How to pick the best nail Polish for your skin tone….

A manicured nail with different colours

Hey ladies let’s have a good talk about our nails because whether you know it or not, your nails tell alot about your personality. People stare/look at your hands. So, why not pass a deliberate message?

Now that we’re more aware of the fact that our nails speak, we probably have been doing it all wrong- like matching our nail color to our outfits, shoes even our moods. No no no. Just like our hair and our makeup, our nails should be matching our skin tone. That’s right, there are certain colors that make for the best nail polish for pale skin, and other nail colors that complement dark skin tones better.

Here’s a guide for Light skin tone.
The trick with pale skin tones are finding polish shades that compliment, rather than competing with or washing out, your fair complexion. Here’s a special selection of hues to get you started.


Nude on a light skin tone

Nude polishes constantly top the most popular lacquer lists, but picking out the right nude for you is definitely a trial-and-error process. Manicurists suggest that those with light skin tones should try a sheer pinkish nude rather than a beige, as that could show up yellow.


Red nail polish for light skin tone

It’s a color that will flatter everyone, especially those with light skin tones. When shopping, though, make sure to hold your red polish up to the light. If you can see through it, you know it’s going to be sheer.


Pink nail polish for light skin tone

When it comes to pinks, those with light skin tones have a ton of options as fair skin can totally rock both sheer pinks or super bright fuchsias with cool undertones.


Purple nail polish with a pink undertone

For fair skin, pastel lavenders look amazing, but be wary of how much white the colour has in it. Generally, you want to make sure it won’t look more white than lilac when it’s sitting against your skin.


Navy blue nail polish for a light skin tone.

When picking a shade of blue go for navy. In fact, it’s another that works especially well if you have a warm undertone. It’s a universal colour that goes so great on anyone’s skin tone, you can’t get it wrong.

Here’s a guide for Medium-olive skin tones:
Medium skin tones vary—from a bronzy glow to olive. The following nail polish picks are universally flattering and gorgeous for your medium-toned complexions. Take note of the do’s and don’ts.


Nude polish on a medium skin tone

While those with very fair skin may lean towards something with a pinkish hint, medium skin can handle something that is a bit more beige. Lippmann describes her favorite beige.


Darker pastel for a medium skin tone

Orange-reds may reign with your lipstick collection interstingly, that shade can work well with your nails too. You can also choose something with gold undertones. A red with gold undertones will bring out this complexion’s natural glow.


Baby pink for a medium skin tone.

Those with medium skin tones may find peachy-pinks especially flattering.


Blue nail polish for medium skin tone.

While medium skin tones can do pastel blues, an intense sky blue is an even more flattering choice. Just make sure that any shade you choose has enough pigment in it to really stand out next to your skin, especially if you have warm undertones.


A lighter purple pastel for a medium skin tone

Purple isn’t just taking over your eyeshadow palette; it turns out that purple polish is super versatile. For your skin tone manicurists recommend staying away from pastels with a white base and going towards something with more pigment, like a deep grape shade.

Here’s a guide for those with dark skin tones:
Complement your deep skin tone with nail polishes that offer a punch of high impact color. While every shade of lacquer looks amazing on dark skin, these are recommended picks for the very best shades.


A darker shade of pink for a dark skin tone

Those with dark skin should stay away from light, baby pinks. It is a no no.


Dark pastel for a dark skin tone

Deep skin tones can wear both pastel and dark purples equally well. So how should you narrow it down? Try a universal shade that holds a darker tint to it.


Torquoise polish for a dark skin tone.

What about blues? It’s time to embrace the brightest of shades, which will really stand out next to your skin. If you want to do a baby or heather blue, you need to make sure there isn’t too much of a white undertone to the formula.

Now that you know the secrets and you’re planning to wear nail polish anyways, why not make it purposeful?

Do you have any more recommendations? What colour suits your skin tone so well? Please share with is in the comment section.

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