Surely you have flipped through a magazine and have seen a nail polish shade that seemed to just pop off the pages. You may have rushed out to buy the same shade only to be super disappointed once you got home and tried it on. If you chalked it up to not purchasing the right colour, it probably wasn't the shade that was wrong but rather the pairing of the colour with ySurely you have flipped through a magazine and have seen a nail polish shade that seemed to just pop off the pages. You may have rushed out to buy the same shade only to be super disappointed once you got home and tried it on. If you chalked it up to not purchasing the right colour, it probably wasn't the shade that was wrong but rather the pairing of the colour with your skin tone. When ad campaigns are launched, stylists carefully pick shades that will flatter the model's skin tone. Here are some suggestions on how to pick the right nail shade for your skin tone:
Fair skin tones can pull off practically any shade, because colours really pop against paler skin. Reds, lighter and medium shades of purples, and hot pinks all look great on fair skin. Rather than looking bright and loud they will look elegant on fair skin tones. Dark blues, golds, greens, and yellows aren't quite as flattering on paler skin tones because they can wash you out.
If you have a medium skin tone you should aim for brighter colours. Metallic shades will really look awesome against this skin shade, as well, because it will make your skin appear tanner than it actually is. Bright pinks, blues, and oranges will look fantastic on this skin tone. Metallic blues and silvers also look great on people with medium skin tones. Unless you don't mind looking a little on the pale side avoid reds, navy blues, and dark purples.
Tanner skin can handle most shades of polish. If you want to make your skin look darker you should try wearing light pinks, purples, and blues. Bright pinks and blues also pop on tan skin. Light browns and chocolate browns create a beautiful neutral look on tan skin. Gold polishes are the one colour you should avoid if you have tan skin because it can blend into your skin.
Very dark skin works well with other really dark colours like maroons, dark greens, chocolate browns, and reds. Don't wear colours that are very bright or pale unless you don't mind a huge contrast against your skin. Golds look gorgeous on dark skin so play around with shimmery gold shades. Whites, silvers, and oranges are a few colours you should skip if you have really dark skin.
With these expert tips, you can now wear colours with confidence. At our store, we let you customise your kit colours because we know that the secret to looking good is knowing what works for you!
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17 July 2012
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