Which shade are you? The best nail colours for your skin tone

Wondering why that nail polish you’ve had your eye on for a while suddenly doesn’t look so crash hot on your fingertips. Spend ages staring at the huge selection of colours in your local nail salon only to wonder which shade would really be best for you? Sadly there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all shade and the reason for this is because we all have different undertones in our skin and certain colours suit some skin tones better than others!

With a rainbow of hues to choose from, selecting a shade to compliment both you and your mood can be tough! Read below and master how to pick the perfect colour for your complexion before you invest in a selection of nail polishes or fork out for a much needed professional manicure!

Best polish shades for LIGHT SKIN TONES

The best neutral tone for fair skin is pink because it supports the pink and blue undertones in pale skin. Think pinkish nudes (rather than beige nudes!) and sheer pinks but you can also go all out and try bright pinks (fuchsia with blue undertones) and sweet blush coral shades. Also pastel lavenders as well and blue based reds can look great!









ELES polish in My Fair Lady
ELES polish in Casablanca

Best polish shades for MEDIUM SKIN TONES

Medium skin tones can vary from tan to olive to bronze complexions which of course can alter the colours that’ll work best for you, however milky pastel hues (think soft beiges and peachy pink shades) can help brighten your natural skin tone), violets, orchids and soft greeny-blues are universally flattering and gorgeous for your medium-toned complexions.









ELES polish in Cucumber Twirl
ELES polish in Violette Macaron

Best polish shades for DARK SKIN TONES

If you have dark skin, you’ve got lots of options as dark skin tones can handle the greatest variety of colours. You are only limited by your confidence! Don’t’ go for light shades though as these can make your complexion look dull, instead opt for plums, purples, burgundy reds, deep cherries and bright pinks!









ELES polish in Some Like it Hot
ELES polish in Hibiscus Tea

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