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Not a good fit: how do you know if nail polish isn’t right for you?

Have you bought a new nail varnish but your hands don’t look as good as you’d like? Here’s why it might not fit and how to avoid it.

Remember how the wrong shade of lipstick can accentuate all the imperfections of your skin: dryness, wrinkles, and a tired look. The right shade, on the other hand, will make you look fresher and more interesting. It’s a similar story with nail polish, so if you notice that the new nail polish doesn’t match your hands perfectly, it’s not a good color. But don’t rush to get rid of it, maybe it will work perfectly with some decorative top from your collection (e.g. glitter).

To avoid such missteps in the future, follow these nail polish color guidelines:

  • Follow your color type, which our color test will help you determine. For golden skin with olive veins, choose colors with a warm undertone. The ideal shades for you are golden, coral pink, flesh color, burgundy, orange and dark green.
  • If your skin has a light pinkish tone and your veins are bluish, cool tones will work for you. For example, a cool red shade does to your skin what red lipstick does to your teeth – it creates a whitening effect. This is great for pink-skinned women. Metallic, blue, berry, and grey lacquers will also look harmonious.
  • The neutral undertones, which make it difficult to identify veins, make it possible to choose almost any nail polish.

We didn’t make the analogy with lipstick for anything. Shades that suit you will look good on your hands, and vice versa. If you’ve never worn brown lipstick, it’s unlikely that a warm brown shade of nail polish will grace your hand. But if you have a noble burgundy lipstick in your purse all the time, it’s a nice color to have on hand.

Don’t forget that the way your nail polish looks is also affected by the rings. Try swapping your jewelry for something else and see how it affects the combination of nail polish and skin tone.

What do you pay attention to when choosing nail polishes?

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