Anyone who knows me knows that nude nails are my absolute favourite, and I’m sure I’m not the only one. Finding the perfect shade of nude for brown-chocolate skin can be tricky because as we know, not every popping nude looks the same on everyone. So to stop you spending ages swatching and wiping off nail colours, I’ve tried and tested 6 nude lacquers that look fabulous on dark skin. Whether your nails are long, short, natural or extensions you’ll love these!
A tip for choosing the right nude lacquer is to find a shade similar to the tones you can see in your skin, or to match it as close to the colour of your nail bed colour as possible. (because what shade of nude is better than your own?… none!). I also find that some nude polishes don’t bring out the warm undertones in dark skin the way they should, which can leave hands looking cold and dry. These nudes are all great because they DO bring out the warm undertones in dark skin, and give your hands a soft, elegant glow.
OPI shades (left to right): Bubble Bath, Passion, Tickle My France-y
Essie shades (left to right): Limo-scene, Vanity fairest, Not just a pretty face.
(Vanity Fairest has a slightly shimmery glittery finish)
(Passion dries as a more sheer pinky-nude, especially on acrylic nails see photo below)