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The Perfect Nude Nail Guide

Nude Nails SS13

From Chanel and Preen to Topshop Unique, nude nails dominated the Spring/Summer 2013 runways.  With spring just around the corner (more sunshine please!), we think its just the right time to take inspiration straight from the spring shows to bring you the Perfect Nude Nail Guide - a.k.a. cheat sheet at your next mani + pedi! Finding the perfect nude shade is a challenge many of us are still trying to perfect.  Beauty experts say the key is to compliment your skin tone by matching the nail varnish shade to your foundation colour (not your hands!).  See below for the skin tone break down to find the best nude shade for you… FAIR SKIN: try using creamy shades over very beige or dark ones to counter any redness in your skin.  P10's favs for a fair skin tone are Essie's Like Linen and Miss Fancy Pants.

Essie's Like Linen and Miss Fancy Pants

MEDIUM SKIN: Try varnishes with a warm base that's similar to your skin tone and avoid anything that's too silvery because the coolness will clash with your natural warm undertones. P10's favs for a medium skin tone are Deborah Lippmann's Modern Love and Essie's Lady Like.

 

Deborah Lippmann's Modern Love and Essie's Lady Like

OLIVE SKIN: Go for Metallics.  Instead of basic cream or beige, look for one with gold undertones, which will make your skin look brighter.  P10's favs for an olive skin tone are Essie's Beyond Cozy and Rococo's Molten Lava.

Essie's Beyond Cozy and Rococo's Molten Lava

DARK SKIN: Go for coffee-coloured nudes with yellow or orange undertones.  And keep in mind the darker your skin, the darker the nude.  P10's favs for a dark skin tone are Essie's Case Study and Essie's Glamour Purse.

Essie's Case Study and Glamour Purse

And last but not least, Perfect 10's nude shade of the season is Essie's Jazz because it provides a perfect nude nail for all skin tones!