I have been wearing nail polish for several years, and have never given it much thought. I always based my selection on my favorite colors or the current season. Who knew you could find nail polish to match your skin tone? I was not aware of this until I spoke to a friend about cosmetics a few weeks ago. When she told me she always uses colors to match her skin tone, I had to look it up and see for myself.
It turns out many women choose nail polish colors that match their skin tone. I am excited to share this with everyone else.
The first thing I learned was to match the shade of the nail polish with your skin tone. There is no hidden secret behind that. It should be pale colors for pail skin and dark colors for dark skin. If your skin is a medium tone, then you should try to find nail polish in medium colors. I think this is a good tip for anyone who does not wear nail polish to stand out.
I have also learned that you need to check the complexion of your skin. I have blue veins on my wrists, which means I have a cool complexion rather than a warm one. If you have green veins, then you have a warm complexion. I can wear bright colors such as pink and coral. I do still wear my blue and green nail polish at times.
The friend I spoke to about nail polish has pale skin. I also noticed that she does not use darker shades of nail polish. She told me that darker colors would make her pale skin stand out. My other friend with pale skin does wear darker colors. She finds trimming her nails and wearing colors such as plum gives her a sophisticated look.
What about my friends with darker skin? They usually choose darker colors such as blue or red. I do catch them with pink or bright purple when spring rolls around. It looks like women with darker skin can wear just about any nail polish color.
I am not going to let these tips stop me from wearing the nail polish color I want. However, I do not mind matching the color with my skin tone from time to time. I always shop with Lime Crime on urbanoutfitters.com and their color choices are amazing. The colors are bold, vibrant and absolutely stunning. My favorites are Parfait Day and Once In A Blue Mousse. Lime Crime also carries lipstick, lip liner, eye shadow and glitter. I am so glad they offer products in light, dark and neutral shades. I feel like I have my pick of the bunch. Any girl who wants to show off her personality through cosmetics should do their shopping with Lime Crime.