The hottest nail polish shade ever? Nude, of course. As seen on the Temperly London SS16 collection nude flatters every skintone. A perennial favourite, nude nails scream chic in an understated way. They’re also extremely versatile, taking you from an entire day at the office to a cocktail with your girlfriends, and dinner with that special someone.
If you’re worried that going nude will make you look dead, check our top recommendations. We’ve picked the hottest nude nail polishes on the market, and they’re suitable for every skintone. Yes, really.
For the my-nails-but-better look, try Chanel Le Vernis in Ballerina. The soft wash of pink enhances your own nail colour for a natural, very sophisticated look.
Butter London Hen Party is sheer too. This neutral taupe with a shiny opal finish can be used on its own for an understated and elegant look, or as a top coat for your favourite shades for an edgier manicure.
If you like your taupes to be opaque, Eve Snow Nail Polish in Nudist is for you. The formula is fortified with ingredients that provide high colour payoff and a chip-free finish.
Another hot full coverage nude shade is YSL La Lacque Couture in Beige Leger. Smooth, long lasting, and chic, Beige Leger is “couture for your nails”.
With its peachy undertones, MAC Nail Lacquer in Pink Pearl effortlessly flatters every skintone, from porcelain pale to chocolate brown. Chip-resistant and long lasting, this opalescent shade won’t fade or streak.
Finally, if you don’t want to spend too much on your nail polish, we highly recommend Barry M Matte Nail Paint in Nude Vanilla. It applies smoothly, dries super quickly, and looks expensively chic. Although it’s suitable for everyone, it looks amazing on pink-toned pale princesses.
And, since you’re going nude, why not go all the way, and wear a matching nude lipstick too?
By Giorgia Guazzarotti