The Right Nail Polish for Your Skin Tone

Whatever the reason or season, we’ve got you covered.

If you’ve ever taken a picture of your hands, like after a manicure, or maybe while holding a glass of wine or a Gucci handbag (hey, what do you take pictures of?), then you know how, uh, ugly hands can be in the wrong lighting, or with the wrong polish. Which is why we’re really into the idea of nail-polish contouring, which is basically just picking specific colours for your skin tone to give your hands a bit more oomph. No, we’re not saying that this is a required step for any human being, because we realize that hands are just hands, but if you’re planning to wear nail polish anyways, why not make it purposeful?

We all know the power of contouring, it can really switch up your look and give you that chiseled jawline and supermodel cheekbones without having to go under the knife.

The latest nail trend to have taken the beauty world by storm is (no point of guessing) nail contouring. This dope trend makes good use of negative space to give the nails the illusion of length-sounds great, right?

To help you decode your digits, I break down the best shades for your skin tone and dream hand look. Because that’s a thing, right? Right.

Fair Skin:

This goes without saying, this is the lightest range of skin tones. You likely burn easy and have a light or red hair, generally, those with skin considered light have warmer undertones than those with fair skin. Also, you likely are going to tan in the summer (But hey, you’re beautiful and you’re just going to have some dope nails! Read along to see how)

Listed below are my personal favourite for yall with a fair skin tone :

Jin Soon Muse Nail Polish £7.50
SHOP HERE

Muse (Sheer Pink) – It’s a sheer pink that’s an essential beauty shade. (PSSST, This shade is particularly used for close-ups on editorial shoots since it automatically creates a certain amount of contrast against all skin tones)

The polish stands out tall over the rest for the following beautiful reasons: It has a long lasting formula with a chip-proof finish, Rich, lustrous color payout in 2 coats with striking brilliance and intense shine, Double patented quick dry formula delivers a super smooth application while creating a lasting manicure with bold, brilliant color, smooth application and the ultimate high gloss chip free finish, UV Filter protects against fading or yellowing of color, 10-Free formula means there are no toxic chemicals like formaldehyde, toluene, DPB, camphor, and formaldehyde resin, High-tech polymers and resin for longer wear and extended shelf life & is vegan friendly & has no animal testing

Medium Skin

Typically, those with medium complexions have neutral undertones. This makes finding complexion products easy. Just stay away from anything too warm or too cool. The exception to this rule is an olive-tinged medium tone. If you have olive skin, your skin likely has warm undertones and tans easily. Those with this tone also often have oily skin and enlarged pores.

Check out my personal favourites:

Jin Soon Enflammée Nail Polish £15.00
SHOP HERE

A mix of coral and orange shades that is romantic and passionate, recalling the striking beauty of poppy flowers that grace the French countryside.

Essie Nail Polish-Check Your Baggage £5.99
SHOP HERE

Fingertips at the ready, people – Essie has arrived at The Tropical Duchess. Born in the 80s (like all the best things), the brand started out producing long-lasting, high-quality nail polishes with a fashion focus. Known by insiders as the nail-colour authority, Essie now has more than 1000 glossy shades to its name.Try it out for £7.99

Jin Soon Kookie White Nail Polish £5.00
SHOP HERE

This white tone is tinted with a hint of gray and blue making it retro/edgy and more provocative than pure white. Named by model Catherine McNeil, best known for her sultry eyes and lips which give her a sexy, cool, distinctive elegance.

Jin Soon Tulle Nail Polish £3.50
SHOP HERE

Tulle (Sheer Nude) – A sheer cream that instantly gives a clean, polished look to nails.

The polish stands out tall over the rest for the following beautiful reasons: It has long lasting formula with a chip-proof finish, Rich, lustrous color payout in 2 coats with striking brilliance and intense shine, Double patented quick dry formula delivers a super smooth application while creating a lasting manicure with bold, brilliant color, smooth application and the ultimate high gloss chip free finish, UV Filter protects against fading or yellowing of color 10-Free formula means there are no toxic chemicals like formaldehyde, toluene, DPB, camphor, and formaldehyde resin, High-tech polymers and resin for longer wear and extended shelf life, Vegan friendly & has no animal testing.

Olive Skin

Your skin’s complexion depends on the undertone of your skin. Olive color is the perfect blend of neutral undertones with a green-tinted skin pigment, which gives a beautiful olive tint to your skin. Light olive skin usually has cream to beige undertones whereas dark olive skin is moderately brown. Olive skin is uncommon and hence, not many of us are aware of the existence of this shade in the skin colour palette. But hey, if you have this olive skin, you are special.

Check out my personal favourites

OPI Got Myself Into a JamBalaya Nail Polish 15ml £9.04
SHOP HERE

Embrace brightly coloured nails with OPI New Orleans Spring/Summer 2016 Collection. The always-fabulous Nail Care brand have done it again with their indulgent selection of pastels & bright hues inspired by the beautiful city of New Orlans. Not only exquisite in colour, OPI continue to deliver rich pigmentations promising to cover nails in just a couple of coats. Chip resistant and long lasting, OPI deliver time and time again with their great selection of nail polishes. Opt for OPI New Orleans Got Myself Into A Jam balaya Nail Polish 15ml this season to coat nails in a hue of coral & orange. OPI Nail Lacquer & Polish contains no DBP, toluene, or formaldehyde and features OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application.

Try it out for £8.95

Sweet & Gracious – Olive and June $8.00 (USA & Canada Only)
SHOP HERE

Sweet & Gracious is an energized orange that’s up for anything.

This was the company’s first orange and it had to be as dynamic as this bright shade. I dare you not to love it. This makes it the sweetest surprise this summer, this orange is the perfect pop for any look!

You can try it out for $8.00

Infinite Shine Complimentary Wine Nail Polish 15ml (£11.12)
SHOP HERE

OPI Infinite Shine Complimentary Wine Nails Nail Polish (15ml) is a dark red wine red. This shade is part of OPI’s Muse of Milan 2020 collection, which is filled with Autumnal deep warm tone shades.

Achieve the flawless gel effect manicure without the lamp thanks to OPI Infinite Shine. The number one Nail Lacquer brand has revolutionised the way we paint our nails yet again with their high definition colour polish and long-lasting shine. Offering sophisticated gel-effect nails with none of the fuss, OPI Infinite Shine promises a trademark crème finish in a variety of different ultra-rich shades. After experiencing the high-shine gloss and fashion-forward shade, remove just like you would a normal nail varnish, finishing off the process in the same way you started; mess-free with no damage to the natural nail.

You can try it out for £11

Nostalgia Nail Polish £5.00
SHOP HERE

Nostalgia (Pink Beige) – A pink beige that’s elegant and glamorous. This is one of the best classic colors since it elongates the shape of your hands, inspired to create this color by old movies from the fifties.”

Nostalgia is part of a permanent quintessential collection of six timeless and sophisticated lacquers most requested and considered classics in any nail wardrobe from the perfect true red to a demure pink beige to an elegant deep wine.

“Nostalgia is the winner of Allure Magazine’s Best of Beauty Award for “Best Nude Nail Polish.”

The polish stands out tall over the rest for the following beautiful reasons: it has a long lasting formula with a chip-proof finish Rich, lustrous color payout in 2 coats with striking brilliance and intense shine, Double patented quick dry formula delivers a super smooth application while creating a lasting manicure with bold, brilliant color, smooth application and the ultimate high gloss chip free finish.

UV Filter protects against fading or yellowing of color, 10-Free formula means there are no toxic chemicals like formaldehyde, toluene, DPB, camphor, and formaldehyde resin, High-tech polymers and resin for longer wear and extended shelf life ,Vegan friendly & No animal testing

Dark Skin

Dark-skinned complexions range from copper and espresso tones to dark brown or ebony. In addition to general tone, your dark skin can be cool, warm or neutral. Hyperpigmentation is a common skin concern, so look for brightening ingredients

Check out my personal favourites

Bold & Unshaken – Olive and June $8.00 (USA & Canada Only)
SHOP HERE

This is a bold purple that elevates every mood.If you need a reminder of how unique and special you are, this is it. It feels bold, fierce and unshaken, just like you!

You can try it out for £8.00

Bright-Focused – Olive and June – $8.00 (USA & Canada Only)
SHOP HERE

This is a beaming yellow that ignites creativity. This is the color to reach for when you need ashot of sunshine in a bottle making it the most magical color to make an appearance this season. With its beaming yellow, the sun and a burst of positivity will always be at your fingertips.

You can try it out for £8.00

A shimmering inky navy-HJ – Olive and June. $8.00 (USA & Canada Only)
SHOP HERE

This shimmering inky navy-HJ is named after Helen Johannesen, founder of Helen’s Wines. After a long week at work, there’s nothing better than opening up one of her always-amazing bottles of wine and doing my nails. Helen makes my night dreams come true just like this dark, dreamy blue.

You can try it out for £8.00

Jin Soon Dulcet £13.00
SHOP HERE

My favourite however happens to be Dulcet from Jinsoon.

The polish stands out tall over the rest for the following beautiful reasons:

It is salon-quality, long-lasting proprietary formula Gel-like finish that comes off easily with nail polish remover Wide, fan-shaped brush makes painting a breeze Pairs with our Super Glossy Top coat for salon-perfect shine and long-lasting manis, 7 free: formulated without Dibutyl phthalate (DBP), Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde resin, Camphor, Ethyl tosylamide, Xylene & is vegan and cruelty-free.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Translate »