Top five shades to suit each skin tone

Top five shades to suit each skin tone
We pride ourselves on our award-winning palette of versatile, timeless and flattering nail polishes, designed to deliver supreme choice, style and character that works whatever your mood, outfit or occasion. Inevitably, of course, there are certain colours that especially compliment specific skin tones.

From nudes and blushes to brights, metallics and more, we’ve hand-picked our top five nail colours for fair, medium, olive and deep complexions. Which one, or two, are your favourite?

Fair skin

Contrast cool, blue undertones with our pretty sorbet-pink, Pink Guava. This semi-sheer nail gloss quickly and easily delivers a super-fresh nail look while adding a pop of juicy, joyful colour. Blush polish fans with more yellow or beige tones, however, will love our soft, semi-sheer vintage rose, Kindness. English Roses look no further than Rouge. We adore how exquisite the contrast of rich, fiery red looks against a cool, fair complexion. Desire an even bolder look? Try the deep, dark red-black tones of Noirberry - an especially stylish polish on short nails. Finally, the bold blue-green tones of Teal We Meet Again are stunning set against pale skin with warmer undertones - the finish is soft, sophisticated and striking, so prepare to stand out!

Medium, golden skin

Our advice? Take a break from nudes and reach for something sweeter. Our light, bright coral, Peony Blush, is particularly perfect for medium, golden skin tones, especially during the spring-summer months. Prefer pink? Then look no further than Pomegranate Juice. This ultra-shiny pop pink nail gloss looks its very best worn by those with medium skin. Dial up the intensity day or night with the spicy red-orange hue of Joyful. Exotic, exuberant and exceedingly hot, it’s a top favourite, confidence-boosting colour for golden skins. Of course, should the outfit or occasion call for a shade that’s not so playful, a highly pigmented hue like Grateful, our modern mulberry, is elegant, flattering and oh-so glamorous. For something a little edgier, we love the seriously cool, crisp style of our deep blue-grey, Number 69.

Olive skin

Olive skin tones have a magical way of suiting just about every nail shade. Starting at the neutral polish end of the spectrum, we love the contrast - as well as the creamy opaque shine - of our light beige-white, Almond, against warm or neutral olive skin. Fans of a little more colour that still seek the reassurance of a ‘every occasion nude polish’ will find what you’re looking for in our dusky beige-rose, Love Me Tender, while those wishing to go bolder and brighter will enjoy our feminine, flattering deep vintage pink, Cashmere. Of course, Olive skin shouldn’t only stick to neutrals. Both the bright pop of our periwinkle polish, Bluebell, and the intense orange-almost-red of Pop My Berry look stunning on both tips and toes while adding intensity to your style.

Deep skin

Like Olive skin, a light nail polish looks fresh and modern contrasted against a deep skin tone. Our favourite? Au Naturel, our semi-sheer, pale beige-pink. For a nude with a little more colour, yet still fair enough to look fabulous against deep skin, reach for Romance, our creamy, sophisticated beige-rose. Pinker and perkier still is Fuchsia In Love - a bold, brilliant fuchsia polish that is nothing short of stunning, worn day or night. And, finally, onto metallics - quite simply, they’re nothing short of a match made in heaven against deep complexions. Go light, bright, warm and wonderful with our opaque yellow-gold, Golden Hour - stunning worn for both summer and Christmas seasons. Or, for an even more enchanting look, choose the perfectly pearlised blue-green tones of Glamazon.

Seal in success

Once you’ve made your polish pick (or picks!), don’t forget to add Strengthen & Breathe Base Coat and Fast Dry Gloss to your basket for the smoothest of starts and the shiniest, longest lasting finish to your manicure or pedicure.