You may have seen someone wearing a certain shade of nail polish and thought "Wow that really looks good!" but when you try the same color, it looks terrible. This is most likely because you have a different skin tone, and it doesn't complement the polish color. To find out which colors will look good on you, keep reading! :D

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Pale: Flattering shades are pastel pinks, blues, peaches and beiges. Shades to stay away from are yellows, greens, oranges, and dark colors like blue or black, unless you like the goth look.

Fair: Shades that flatter are beige, white, silver, french manicures, purples as long as they're not to dark, dark pinks, reds, and if you wanna go orange go softer rather than darker. Shades you want to stay away from are dark blues blacks and greens.

Tan: Flattering shades are pastels like light blues, pinks, purples, and oranges. All shades of brown look good on tan skin. Shades to avoid are golds because they will blend in too much.

Medium or Olive: Dark reds, browns, and golds are good colors to go with. If you want to be a little risky you could try peachy tones but bare in mind they may not work. Bright blues, oranges, and pinks also look great with this skin tone. Shades you definitely want to stay away from are navies and reds. You probably don't want to try any colors that are too light as well because they may appear washed out.

Dark: Shades that look great on dark skin are deep rich purples and reds, dark blues and greens, black, chocolate, and gold. You should avoid bright neon colors unless you want to be really bold, white, and silver.

Hope you like this tip and if you have any requests just comment below ;)
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sadarthoe
Wrote 4 years ago
Thanks :)

the-darlink-tipsters
Wrote 4 years ago
@kristen-gregorytpc

the-darlink-tipsters
Wrote 4 years ago
I think that would be okay and the only way to know if it looks good is to try it. I say go for it :0)

sadarthoe
Wrote 4 years ago
My skin tone is a light brown I've been thinking about trying black nails but I'm not sure how well that would work with my complexion. Do you think it'd be alright?

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