Laurie by Zoya, $10; amazon.com
When it comes to picking the right colors to flatter your skin tone, the most important thing to consider is your undertones—particularly when you’re looking for nude nail polish.
Generally speaking, the lighter your skin is the cooler (or more pink) your undertones and the darker your skin, the warmer (or more yellow) your undertones. However, for some that rule of thumb can still flip-flop. And still yet, we have a whole other category of undertones—neutral. Fortunately for these gals, they look good in colors that lean both pink and yellow. For everyone else, it’s important to choose flesh tones that mimic either your own skin. Take a look at the veins on inside of your wrists. Green/blue? You have warm undertones. Purple/blue? You have cool undertones. Once, you’ve figured out where you stand you can start looking for your perfect polish. When it comes to nude lacquers, it’s important to remember that you aren’t trying to match your skin tone exactly—it won’t be the most flattering. Look for colors that are one to two shades lighter or darker than your tone. Check out our picks here.
Abby by Julep, $14; julep.com
Mimosas for Mr & Mrs. by OPI, $7; amazon.com
Monumental by Formula X, $10.50; sephora.com
Namaste by Aila, $17; aila.com
Serene by Revlon, $7; amazon.com
Mink Muffs by Essie, $9; amazon.com