The Most Flattering Nude Nail Polish Shades For Every Skin Tone

Written by Sanya HamdaniSep 16, 2023
The most flattering nude nail polish shades for every skin tone

Just like your favourite nude lipstick, nude nail polish is one makeup product that complements every outfit and occasion. We believe every girl should have this nail polish shade in her beauty arsenal because no matter how many nail art trends come and go, a nude polish will always stay in vogue.

But, just like your favourite red lipstick — nude nail polish, too, come in a variety of shades, which means you’ll have to pick a hue that flatters your skin tone. To make the job of finding the best nude nail paint for your skin tone, we’ve created this handy guide to help you find the best nude nail polish shade for your skin tone. Excited? Scroll down to find your ideal match.


Fair skin tone

Deep skin tone

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Avoid white or beige shades of nudes as they will wash you out. Your best bet is to pick a shade that stands out in contrast with your complexion. Sheer pink shades or light shades of brown would look stunning on your fingertips

. BB recommends: Lakme Color Crush Nail Art - Cocoa Nude


Medium skin tone

Deep skin tone

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Those with medium skin tones, usually have yellow or gold undertones; make sure you avoid soft browns and warm mauves as they will blend with your skin tone instead of standing out. Try nail colours with a hint of peach and pink.

BB recommends: Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Gloss Nail Colour - Nude Flush


Deep skin tone

Deep skin tone

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When it comes to deeper skin tones, almost every nude nail shade will flatter your skin tone. Light and bright shades will give a great contrast and rich dark nudes will make your hands look classy and stylish. Deep taupes, dark browns, light nude… everything will look stunning.

BB recommends: Lakme True Wear Color Crush - 41

Sanya Hamdani

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Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.


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