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While we love Nail Art as much as the next risk-taker, there is something timeless about a nude manicure. Unfortunately, finding the right hue to match your skin tone can be a bit difficult sometimes. But think positive and read these rules that will help you along the way! 🔎
Rule 1: Determine your undertones Just like clothing, is rarely one-size-fits all, neither is nail polish. You can start by finding out which skin complexion category you fall-in: fair, medium, olive or dark. How do you figure out your undertone? If you look better in white and black, you’re cool-toned. If you look better in brown and off-white, you’re warm-toned.
Rule 2: Meet your match! Seamless "mannequin hands" or a simply complimentary shade? It all starts with the right color. Did you know an easy trick to find your color is to compare the nail color to your favorite foundation? For warm undertones, use nail color that have hints of gold, orange, and red. For cool undertones, you should stick to colors with undertones of pink, blue and yellow.
Rule 3: Find the right finish A layer of shimmery polish is great to add when your manicure is starting to chip. Why? We think that sheer colors are so glamorous for simple & clean polished looks.
Rule 4: Prep properly! “The beauty of nudes-at-home", is they are often the easiest to accomplish on your own and are subtle enough to hide imperfect paint jobs. Prep your nails! It's really important. Filling them in one direction, then gently buff away ridges to avoid uneven coats. The most important step in a long-lasting manicure is to make sure your nails are free of natural oils, nail polish remover residue, soap, oils, and lotion before you apply the base coat.
Rule 5: Try A Little TLC- Tender Loving Care A beautiful nude nail extends throughout the entire hand. Keep them super smooth and glowing by naturally re-surfacing the skin! Don't forget to spoil your cuticles as well! We got the magic Elixir.
Rule 6: Break the rules!!! The rules of nude and neutral are getting less constrained. You can have fun with nudes now, just like brightercolors. Don’t be afraid to embrace the ‘new nudes,’ or shades withgrayand lavender undertones. Neutral doesn’t always have to be sheer pink or ivory! Also, you can always add dots, glitter, pearls! Just have fun!