Painting your nails is a fun way to add a pop of color to your life and your outfit. But, sometimes, picking out a nail color can be confusing because there are so many things to consider. “Will this color match me?” or “Do I feel like wearing orange this week?” We’ve all been there, haven’t we? One effective way to find a nail color that fits you is by matching it to your skin tone. In this article, we have put together 10 nail polish colors that complement fair skin tones beautifully. Here are some recommendations for you.
The Best Nail Colors For Fair Skin Tones
Essie’s Ballet Slippers is one of the most popular nude shades out there. Even the Queen of England swears by it! This classic pale pink hue is her favorite nail polish color. Graced with a subtle, sheer finish, this beloved award-winning essential is a must-try for all you fair ladies, no matter the season.
|1|| ||essie Nail Polish, Glossy Shine Finish, Ballet Slippers, 0.46 fl. Oz (packaging may vary)||1,723 Reviews||$7.75||Buy on Amazon|
|2|| ||essie nail polish, glossy shine finish, angora cardi, 0.46 fl. oz. (packaging may vary)||1,812 Reviews||$3.20||Buy on Amazon|
|3|| ||essie nail polish, glossy shine finish, go ginza, 0.46 fl. oz. (packaging may vary)||1,060 Reviews||$7.39||Buy on Amazon|
This classic hot-bright red looks gorgeous on light skin tones. It is warm and almost neon-like with a jellied-creme finish that applies beautifully. The color is super opaque, so if you are ever in a rush, you can get away with a single coat of polish. If you are into the vintage look, this color is guaranteed to give you a chic, 80s vibe instantly.
|1|| ||OPI Nail Polish Primer Base Coat & Gloss Top Coat, Infinite Shine Duo Set, 0.5 Fl Oz each bottle||540 Reviews||$19.95||Buy on Amazon|
|2|| ||OPI Nail Polish, Nail Lacquer, Bubble Bath, Neutral Pink Nail Polish, 0.5 Fl Oz||3,784 Reviews||$9.50||Buy on Amazon|
|3|| ||OPI Infinite Shine2 Gel Lacquer, Chicago Champagne Toast||1,079 Reviews||$13.00||Buy on Amazon|
3. Deborah Lippmann in Ibiza
Ibiza is a full coverage terracotta creme that looks exceptionally stunning on lighter skin tones. Its dual-patented formula is enriched with ten active ingredients to help deliver the gloss and cushion of a gel mani without the damage. If you are looking for a neutral shade that goes with just about any outfit and is fit for any season, Ibiza is certainly a color you’ve got to try.
|1|| ||Deborah Lippmann Hard Rock Hydrating Base & Top Coat||30 Reviews||$15.00||Buy on Amazon|
|2|| ||Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish, Love at First Sight||103 Reviews||$20.00||Buy on Amazon|
|3|| ||Deborah Lippmann Women's Nail Color Polish, Dirty Little Secret||21 Reviews||$20.00||Buy on Amazon|
The shade Starla is a sweet bubblegum pink with added micro shimmers that are basically the tiniest specks of silver. You get super-saturated color accompanied by a subtle sheen that looks fabulous on fair skin tones. One of the best features of this color is the fact that its sheer enough to layer. It also builds beautifully!
|1|| ||ZOYA All Snuggled Up Quad||227 Reviews||$18.00||Buy on Amazon|
|2|| ||ZOYA Polish Quad Nail Polish, Under The Mistletoe||688 Reviews||$15.00||Buy on Amazon|
|3|| ||Zoya Naked Manicure Hydrate & Heal Kit||148 Reviews||$25.00||Buy on Amazon|
If you think gray is not the most appealing nail polish shade, think again. For those times when black feels too dramatic, pink feels too soft, and red seems too much, gray never disappoints. Serene Slate is a simple stone gray that is thoroughly pigmented and easy to apply. Two coats of this polish, and you’re good to go!
|1|| ||essie Nail Polish, Glossy Shine Finish, Serene Slate, 0.46 fl. oz.||631 Reviews||$7.65||Buy on Amazon|
|2|| ||Essie Serene Slate Collection, Serene Slate||2 Reviews||$8.16||Buy on Amazon|
|3|| ||Essie New Serene Slate Collection 3 Full Size + 3 Mini Shades Nail Lacquers||20 Reviews||$15.85||Buy on Amazon|
Head Bang is a gorgeous cool-toned chocolate brown shade that is a must-try for all you fair ladies. Its formula layers well without streaking or bubbling, making it very easy to apply. The first coat is slightly thin, so we recommend using at least two coats. Brown is a very happening color at the moment, and this shade is guaranteed to garner you a ton of compliments!
Buy Me a Cameo is the prettiest frosted satin mocha out there. This lovely glazed neutral lacquer is shimmery yet discreet. It gives your hands a sophisticated look that you can wear year-round. The finish is glossy and it applies nicely. You will also be surprised by how long it lasts on your nails without chipping!
If you are into dark colors, navy is a fun option that works especially well if you have warm undertones. This shade won’t look flat on your nails because it has a really nice pearlized finish that reflects light. Its formula is free of significant toxins and also happens to be cruelty-free and vegan.
9. Deborah Lippmann in Blue Orchid
If you have a light or pale skin tone, you absolutely can’t go wrong with pastels. Blue Orchid is the prettiest baby blue, and its creamy gel formula only adds to its beauty. It applies like a dream and covers your nails in one coat. However, we recommend two coats for the best finish. This shade is perfect for summer and spring.
This shade from luxe nail polish brand Smith & Cult is a creamy, ballet pink that is both chic and elegant. It is formulated without the top nasty chemicals found in most nail polishes. It has a smooth consistency that is easy to apply. This pale color elongates your fingers and leaves your hands looking refined and polished.
An essential part of a good manicure is making sure that you choose the right color. While many of us match our nail polish hues to our outfits, the colors that actually look the best are the ones that suit your skin tone. We hope this guide helps you find the most flattering shades for your hands this season.
That was our round-up of the 10 best nail polish colors for fair skin tones. Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments section below.
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