I LOVE nail polish. Saying it was an addiction would be an understatement. Since there are millions beyond millions of polishes to choose from I can get pretty overwhelmed. As I think everyone does. I started stalking cult beauty products about a year ago and have noticed that there are several perfect nude nail followings out there. I’ve tried them all and think it really comes down to a matter of preference.
So here’s some info to help you NAIL YOUR BEST NUDE NAIL:
Essie, Ballet Slippers
fairly sheer, baby pink hue
very sheer, baby pink hue
fairly sheer, almost cream like pink hue
Essie, We Can Do It Pink
fairly opaque, very light muted pink pastel hue
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Essie, Topless & Barefoot
fairly opaque, flesh toned slightly pink hue
opaque, mauvey pink hue
Urban Outfitters, Tusk
fairly opaque, slightly darker than Topless & Barefoot
Essie, Sand Tropez
opaque, no pink hue, a light taupe
OPI, Bubble Bath
fairly sheer, warm light pink hue
RGB Foundation, Sheer & Tint
pricey but the combination allows for an absolute perfect look customized just for you
Mademoiselle & Ballet Slippers both have a very strong cult following. Mademoiselle is extremely sheer so much that it really just enhances the light pink under your actual nails. Ballet Slippers is just one step more opaque which I prefer.
The Perfect French uses Ballet Slippers under the white and Mademoiselle over it.
Ladylike, Tusk, and Sand Tropez don’t blend into as much of a natural nail look but still neutral none the less.
Sand Tropez is for darker skin tones.
The best for me is Topless & Barefoot and Bubble Bath.
(For reference: light/medium olive skin, long nail beds)
Bubble Bath is a more universal tone than Topless & Barefoot and is more sheer which adds to its versatility. It also has a lovely shine to it. (no shimmer)
SO LET’S MAKE THIS SIMPLE
Barely There Nail for Any Complexion: Essie, Mademoiselle
Natural Nail for a Pinker Complexion: Essie, Ballet Slippers
Nude Nail for Pinker Complexion: Essie, We Can Do It Pink
Natural Nail for an Olive Complexion: OPI, Bubble Bath
Nude Nail for an Olive Complexion: Essie, Topless & Barefoot
Natural Nail for a Dark Complexion: Essie, Topless & Barefoot
Nude Nail for a Dark Complexion: Essie, Sand Tropez
*Remember you don’t have to do 2 coats of the same polish.
*Try to use 2 coats of polish all together though. Plus your base and top coat. It will make it smoother, stronger, and last longer.
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