Nude nails and enamels: how to choose the right shade

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from Beatrice Serra

If Jennifer Lopez wore them at the last Dolce & Gabbana fashion show in Venice, if Meghan Markle chose them to make her first public outing – in New York – after the birth of her daughter Lilibet, if Selena Gomez recently gave them a few rides on the catwalk There is a certainty: among the many nail tips for autumn-winter 2021-22, once again nude enamels.

«The large family of soft and delicate pinks, milky whites, beiges, sand and light grays is an evergren, discreet and chic. Wearable from morning to evening, at all ages, with any outfit. And, if we talk about armocromiawell suited to the colors of the autumn foliage », he says Christiana Asekunfounder of the passion nails brand, which launches new colors and trends every month and has become a community of professionals in the sector and passionate with over 2 million views per month.

To each its own nuance

«Among the many glossy nudes in the limelight, the matt, enamels with an opaque finish that give an even more natural, soft and enveloping effect. If it does not convince another top trend is the mix and match of neutrals, matte monochromatic nails and glossy ends (but also lunettes).

The soft nuancesivory white, cream, pale pink or nude, they are also perfect combined with black (or green) for new French manicures. Even nail art becomes minimal and essential: nails not too long, shaped rounded almondthe best to make your fingers more tapered ».

Easy to say, but the proof of the facts tone-on-tone manicure tends to some pitfalls. The right “natural” product should perfect the hand, but it is not so obvious to guess the right shade among the many proposals.

Nail artists give good advice: before buying nail polish, look at the undertone of your skin, looking at the veins on the inside of your wrist. If they are bluish you probably have a clear and transparent complexion, cold: for you, nudes tending to pink are ok. If, on the other hand, they are yellow and greenish, your complexion is warm or olive: then, orient yourself more towards the coffee and milk tones, mud or even mauve.

We are all waiting to try the coolest dark colors of this winter: purples, chocolate reds, earthy browns, metallic greens. In addition to the timeless burgundy and rouge noir.

Article published on n. 11 of TipsForWomens on newsstands and on the app from 12 October 2021

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