Nude nail polish comes in many shades. Find your perfect tone here...
Nail art not for you? Not to worry. Nude nails will never go our of fashion. So if you want to add a glossy touch to yours, try the best nude nail polish out there. From dusty pink, to deep beige, Tom Ford to Rimmel London, there’s something out there for every skin tone and budget.
It’s no secret that nude nail polish has long been a firm favourite among the fash-pack. Once regarded as somewhat dull (thanks to the 80s), the nude nail is now about as chic as it gets. And we’ve edited the 10 best buys to ensure you’re perfectly prepared.
And like any colour of nail polish, these tones suit all nail shapes. From short, square and super-glossy to long, sharp and matte, the best nude nail polish can add luster to any nail bed.
Colour-wise, there are more shades on offer than you might think – warm, slightly grey, barely-there. However, finding the right shade to suit your skin tone is unexpectedly challenging. And getting it exactly right is key to nailing this trend.
So why do we all need to embrace this trend? Because nudes will match up easily with pretty much anything in your current wardrobe. And the same rule applies to your make-up. Nothing quite offsets a red lip like a chic nude manicure. Plus, any small chips will be far less noticeable than, say, a statement red.
Price-wise, you’ll be able to snap up the best nude nail polish from the likes of Topshop and Mavala. Both of which come with easy-to-paint brushes, so you can get a professional-looking finish. On the other hand, Christian Louboutin’s version is well worth a look for the statement bottle alone. And Tom Ford’s ultra-luxe nail polish, lasts for days and comes in an equally chic bottle that will become more like apiece of art in your bathroom.
Serious nail fans will no doubt be aware of Nail Incs NailKale range, where superfoods enrich your new lacquer, making that manicure not only look super-sassy. A real treat for your nails, too. Montpellier Walk is our top pick from the collection.
So whatever your skin tone, budget or personal preference nudes-wise, you’re guaranteed to find a nail polish to suit in our edit of the best.
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It doesn’t get much posher than this ultra-luxe Sugar Nude nail polish from Tom Ford.
Your purse and your nails will thank you for this one, combine with Rimmel’s Gel Top Coat for winning nude nails.
If you haven’t yet heard of RGB, it’s one of the chicest nail brands to know, and you might want to start with this Buff nude nail shade.
Love wearing nail polish but don’t love the damaging effects on your precious nails? This Nails Inc NailKale is well worth a look.
Worth buying for the bottle alone, this oh-so-chic version from Christian Louboutin has a super-subtle hint of pink for those looking for something a little softer for summer.
Deborah Lipman sure knows a thing or two about long-lasting, professional-looking nail polish, and this nude is no different.
Fancy a nude nail polish with great coverage, that’s also totally timeless? This is the one to go for.
Mix it up with a slightly pink nude – this one by Nars does just the trick.
For the ultimate barely-there look, it has to be this Arabesque polish from Topshop. Wear over a base coat for maximum, chip-free results.
The perfect choice for those with porecelain skin tones, this Rococo sheer gloss nude is a real classic.