Nail Polish Colours for Different Skin Tone?

Nail Polish Colours for Different Skin Tone?

Nail paints pep up your style! Though, experimenting with nail polish colours is fun but at times, it could really turn out to be a disaster! It’s not about wearing the matching colour of nail polish to your dress but wearing a shade of nail polish which would actually complement your skin tone rather than messing around with it!

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It’s a fact that not every shade can look good on every skin tone and stating that if a shade suits you in lipstick will suit your skin tone when applied as a nail polish is false! There is no such rule! To make sure you apply the shades that will flaunt your skin tone, read the following careful!

1. Very Fair Skin

Ladies with very fair skin usually have pink undertones to their skin tone. Though, wearing a blank nail polish and ‘invisible’ nail polish can be nearly a disaster! There are plenty of colours and shades, which can perfectly complement your skin tone. Try shades that belong to the pastel family. In case you want to apply dark coloured nail polish, go for very dark blue, navy blue and midnight blue shades. To get a chic look, you can apply dark shades of red and pink. Avoid applying shades like dark orange, gold and green as they might hinder your beautiful look.

Very Fair Skin

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2. Fair Skin

Women with fair skin tone can play with various shades of light colours. However, staying away from dark coloured nail polish will be the best advice. Pastel shades work like a charm for fair skin toned women. You may even apply colours like red and pink to brighten up your complexion. Shades of blues, oranges and peach enhance the beauty of your skin tone as well. If you want more of a subtle style, then apply white, silver, beige or pale pink. Nail polish colours like plums, burgundy and purple also work very well for women having fair skin tone.

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3. Medium Skin Tone

Women having medium or olive complexion enjoy a wide range of colours. Colours like dark burgundy and wines look fabulous on your skin tone. To go for something bright and fun, opt for vibrant colours like pink, blue, yellow and orange. Since, olive skin tone has a combination yellow undertone and greenish hue, peach and shades of gold enhance olive complexions. Colours like chocolate browns and reds look awesome and complement this skin tone. If you are looking for a darker shade, then you may go for black, navy dark pinks. Silver and metallic blue also enhance the grace of this skin tone.

Ladies having medium skin tone should avoid wearing shades like dark purple, navy blue and red. Also, bronze colours and pastel shades won’t appear good with your complexion.

Medium Skin Tone

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4. Tanned Skin Tone

Tanned skin tone looks best in warm colours. Shades of light blues, pinks and purples do their job fantastically! Colours like tangerine, light brown, copper brown and chocolate look pretty with tanned skin tone. Girls having this skin tone should totally avoid nail polish having light shades or shades of gold because they might blend in with their complexion and lose its charm.

Tanned Skin Tone

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5. Dark Skin Tone

Women with dark skin tone are suggested to wear rich and deep shades. Nail polish colours like burgundy, vibrant purples and plums work like a charm! If you want to pep up your look, go for bright orange and pinks. Though dark shades look great with this skin tone, very dark tones like deep purples, grays and black should be completely avoided! Neon yellow, neon orange and neon green will total disappointment if you were planning on wearing them. White, silver and pastel shades should also be avoided.

Dark Skin Tone

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Once you know which shades would complement your skin tone, all you’ll need is that perfect shade and a nice manicure. There are chances that some of your favourite nail paint colours don’t actually look good on you! So, just gift it to a friend or a cousin whom you think the shade will best go with!

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