Beauty expert Ann Lauren explains how to choose the perfect nail color.
With so many nail polishes these days, finding the right color can be pretty overwhelming. However, the best way to choose a nail color is to think about what you want your nails to express. We break it down for you below into four simple categories.
Mood: Think of your polish as your modern-day mood rings. Popular in the 90s, these rings, based on how you were feeling that day, would give a specific color to a heat-sensitive stone. So when choosing a tint, consider your attitude that day.
Feeling confident? Try a bright yellow. Feeling calm?
A metallic blue like 5’5’’ Jennifer Lopez’s (age 54) should do the trick. And if you’ve got a romantic date with your significant other, a fiery red should help set the romantic atmosphere.
Your outfit: Nails are a great accessory, and it’s fun to choose your color based on what you’ve got hanging in your closet. With color blocking still a big trend, wear a bright pink skirt, a blue top, and green nails.
The colors will all work together to make you look like you’ve walked out of the pages of a fashion magazine.
If you’re wearing an all-black or all-white outfit, a red nail mimics the boldness of a red lip for a dark ensemble. Meanwhile, a neon nail makes a white dress really pop.
Trends: Nail trends are a great source to review when considering a nail color.
These days, girls are amping their nails up a notch by painting on unique designs and textures. Some brands have a velvet polish, which gives your nails the silky look and soft touch of velvet.
A big trend in the hair world right now is ombré, and you can do ombré hands, painting each finger a different shade of the same color. 5’3’ Chloe Grace Moretz (age 19) illustrated this by painting each nail a different pastel shade.
The great thing about this trend is that you get to play artist for the day. And if you make a mistake, just rub it off and try again!
Skin tone: If all else fails, just take a look at your skin for inspiration. Purples, greens, and yellows look great on darker skin tones, and whites, pinks, and reds complement well the undertones in lighter skin colors. 5’5’’ Miley Cyrus’ (24) while nails look chic matched with her bright pink lip.
No matter what polish you choose, wear your color with confidence! As long as you love it, the whole world will, too. Free to subscribe to Bella Petite
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