Nail art might still be having a moment, but the minimalistic manicure is forever. Nude nails are classic, idyllic for any season or occasion, and seemingly always making their way into the spotlight in true, understated fashion. They come in so many shades and can go from sheer to opaque in a matter of coats. Our algorithm has compiled the best nude nail polishes for all skin tones based on real user reviews and best-sellers season after season.
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Our editors independently research, test, and recommend the best products; you can learn more about our review process here. We may receive commissions on purchases made from our chosen links. Nail trends will come and go, but nude nail polish will always be in style. But nudes come in a range of different shades and tones, so finding the right one for you can seem overwhelming. That's why we did the hard work for you. Ahead, the best nude nail polishes for every skin tone. Just like everything else Tom Ford makes, his nail polish looks and feels incredibly luxurious.
These Are the Best Nude Polishes for Every Skin Tone
Skin-complementing shades are chic, understated, and elongate your fingers—all at the same time. But not just any nude will do. If you are a cool undertone, cooler nudes are going to be more complementary. Who says nude nail colors have to be shimmer-free? Her pick is this one from Sally Hansen.
According to celebrity nail artist Tom Bachik whose clients include Jennifer Lopez, Margot Robbie, Selena Gomez, Kerry Washington, Kim Kardashian West, and Shay Mitchell , there's some artistic strategy to choosing the most flattering shade of nude nail polish for your skin tone—but it's probably not what you think. Personally, I've always assumed that the best shade of nude would mirror the color of my fingertips to a tee, but as Bachik and other celebrity manicurists promptly informed me, that's not exactly the most strategic shopping plan if you're hunting for your personal perfect hue of nude. That said, and as we've previously mentioned , one of the things we love most about the beauty industry right now is that there are no rules, and you should never feel limited when it comes to your beauty aesthetic—whether it be nail finish, color, shade pairings—your options extend to infinity and beyond. Bachik agrees: "The thing I don't want to happen is for someone to look at a particular color as only for a particular skin tone or shade," he tells us. And, yes, we asked four of the top celebrity nail artists in the industry which ones they especially love for certain skin tones, but we invite you to use the below as a very loose guide and more of a large smattering of shade inspiration instead.