Nude nails look good on everyone. Having nicely painted nails in a flattering nude instantly makes you look and feel sophisticated and classy. Plus, they make your hands look much younger. Win!
If you’re scared of getting nude nails because you’re not sure how to pick a shade for you, here are some tips:
1. It doesn’t necessarily have to match your exact skin tone. If you have fair skin, gravitate towards sheer pinks and blush colored nudes. For medium skin, pink beige and taupe will flatter you the best. And for darker skin tones, rosy beige and chocolate-colored nudes will look absolutely gorgeous on you. You want your nail polish to look pretty, soft, and subtle. You don’t want it to make you look pale.
2. Pick a color that you like and then ask your manicurist to try it on your nails first. See how the nude hue will look against your skin. Allure reports that according to Deborah Lippmann, if the nail polish makes the skin around the nail look red or gray, you’re using a color that doesn’t match your undertone. Don’t forget to always ask for two coats of polish when you test out shades to see its true color.
3. Consider your undertones. Do a quick vein test and look at the veins on your wrist. If your veins are blue, then you have a cool undertone. This means that you should select nude polishes that have a hint of blue in them to flatter your color. If you have green veins, then you have a warm undertone. So pick nude polishes that have a slight yellow undertone to complement your color. If you’re in between, then that means you have a neutral undertone, and any color will look good on you.
4. Experiment with the finishes. The obvious choice is a classic glossy one. But we say to shake things up go for matte nude nails that look effortlessly chic. At Jelinails Nail Spa, you can ask your manicurist to use a mattefying top coat by adding P75 to your regular manicure. Pretty cool, huh?
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