It started with us spotting one of our girls wearing a cool, orange pastel hue on her nails. Since then, we’ve been big supporters of this great trend shift, from the loud, playful mani to the quiet, subdued nail enamel that seems like it was meant just for summer. We did a bit of scouting on our own and listed our picks for this season’s most understated nail colours.
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Lakmé Absolute Gel Stylist in Mint Julep

Matte finish: Check, Pastel shade: Check, Quick dry and long wear: Check A hint of mint in our drinks or on our nails is always welcome.

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Lakmé 9to5 Long Wear Nail Colour in White Book

White nail enamel? Who would’ve thought it?! As daring as it is understated, we can’t wait to see (and hear) the reactions.

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Lakmé Absolute Gel Stylist in Caramel Melt

“It looks like skin on your nails…” said one of our editors. Then followed it up with “…but it’s so grounded, I love it!” Who knew nail colour could be “grounded?”

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Lakmé 9to5 Long Wear Nail Colour in Peach Promotion

Never underestimate the power of peachy nails. Subtle yet sexy, you won’t need a change of polish to take you from your Monday morning meetings to your Saturday night soirees.

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Lakmé 9to5 Long Wear Nail Colour in Beige Suit

Beige with a hint of lavender, you’ll find this in every girl’s beauty kit. And why shouldn't it, even a single coat can pack in furtive feminine punch.

 

Lakmé Absolute Gel Stylist in Nude Glow

Lakmé Absolute Gel Stylist in Nude Glow

“I saw someone at the salon get this on their toes and I love how barely there it is,” says our Social Media Editor. It’s a step ahead of a gloss but a step behind a pearl.