Keep It Simple Silly: The Most Beloved Nude Nail Paints For Every Skin Tone

Keep It Simple Silly: The Most Beloved Nude Nail Paints For Every Skin Tone

Trends may come and trends may go, but classics stay on forever. For nail trends, we've told you about the tie and dye one everyone has been loving or the fruit nail art that has been all over Instagram but if you want to take a break from all that, might we suggest going back to the basics? Nude nail paints (like nude lipsticks) can truly work for any occasion and with any outfit. There's something so chic and timeless about this manicure that we couldn't help but remind you why we love it so much.

However, not any nude is going to suit you. So, out of the plethora of nail paints available in the market, we've picked our favs that look flattering on every skin tone. 


8 Of The Best Nude Nail Paints For Every Skin Type

On Days When You Can't Decide: Go Nude


LIT Nail Enamel - Commando

INR 190 AT MyGlamm

This shade by MyGlamm is a really pretty nude with a slightly pinkish peach tinge that will go well with warm Indian skin tones. This is one of those must-have shades which you can just apply when you don't want to put a bright shade but still want to look put-together.

For A Salon-Like Gel Manicure


Salon Shine Gel Nail Lacquer - California Dreams 223

INR 325 AT Nykaa

If you love getting gel manicures done but can't go to the salon right now, this nude nail polish is great. Apply two coats for a high-shine and opaque finish and finish it off with a top coat, your nails will look fab!

The Universally Loved One


Color Hit Nail Polish - L138 Cookie Break

INR 440 AT Sephora

This nail polish by Sephora is the kind of shade that will go well on all skin tones- from fair and medium to duskier complexions can all rock this equally well. It dries really fast and has medium shine so for people who don't want it to look too out there, this is the one you need to add to your cart.

Keeping It Classic


O.P.I Nail Lacquer - Nomad's Dream

INR 850 AT O.P.I

O.P.I is one of the best brands for nail paints and hence this nail lacquer had to be included in the list. It's pigmented, isn't streaky, and applies really well so if you are willing to put in a few extra bucks, then this should be your ideal choice.

Shine And Strength, Together!


Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear Nail Color - 169 Bare It All

INR 249 AT Sally Hansen

This one is not only a nail paint but is also a treatment that strengthens and glosses over the nails. It's long-lasting and doesn't chip easily but it does take a while to dry completely. So if you have the patience to wait, this Sally Hansen nail paint is superb.

Hello, Pretty Lady!


Nail Polish, Topless & Barefoot

INR 2,559 AT essie

This brand's nail paints are so many people's holy grail and the reason for that is a perfect consistency. This shade is a blend of cream and beige with the slightest touch of baby pink, making it truly flattering on all skin tones. You'll see many Instagram nail art pages, posing with this colour and there's a reason for that!


Drugstore Hoarders


9 to 5 Primer + Gloss Nail Color - Nude Flush

INR 180 AT Lakme

This nail paint has a glossy finish and is great for daily wear. The price point is affordable so if you're on a budget or are still a student, you might be interested in this one. It's got some pinkish undertones and requires two coats to look opaque.

Those Who Love Brown


Ultime Pro Matte Nail Enamel- Toast 45

INR 229 AT Faces Canada

For people with deeper skin tones, we suggest either going one shade lighter or one shade darker when picking a nude nail polish so that it doesn't just disappear on your hand. This is a great chocolate brown colour if you prefer it over a pinkish-nude.

So, how are you nailing it today?!

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