June 26, 2013
The season of flip-flips, open-toe sandals, wedges and platforms is here, and if you're the type of gal who uses the warmer months to not only buy new shoes, but also get manicures and pedicures you're not alone. Even though you might love to rock a professional nail polish hue like CND Nail Colour -Bolds in Anchor Blue, it might not be the most flattering color for your skin tone. Learning what shades look best with certain complexions can help to enhance your overall look all summer long. Here are a few tips on selecting the best color for your skin type:
Fair skin beauties
Ladies with lighter complexions, such as Emma Stone or Amy Adams, have quite a few choices when it comes to flattering nail polish. In terms of metallic hues, opting for a rose gold bottle is best. According to Glamour magazine, this hue not only adds a little life to your hands and feet, but it is still chic and classy enough to don at work.
Come weekend, however, it's time to have fun, which means switching out the metallic shade for a bold and beautiful hot pink application. Fuchsia is a sassy alternative to traditional pink and can be made more fun by rocking a similar shade of lipstick for a fun night out.
Women blessed with naturally tan or olive skin, like Kim Kardashian or Jessica Alba, are able to rock fabulous hues all year long, but especially during the warmer months. In terms of what metallic colors look best, the experts recommend a shimmery silver hue to help accentuate the warm tones people with olive skin have.
Those looking to party hardy on the weekend can opt to swap their more modest metallic nails for vibrant lime green colors. Yes, lime is a fabulous color for summer and is even better as nail polish when worn by ladies with olive skin. Feel free to enhance your overall style by rocking this hue along with matching jewelry and an all-black or white ensemble.
For women who dazzle in the summer thanks to their naturally bronzed skin, similar to leading ladies like Eva Mendes and Jennifer Lopez, the options for nail polish shades are almost endless. However, if you want to rock metallic hues, copper shades are the way to go.
On a similar note, when it comes time to let loose at an upcoming party, switching to a bold orange shade is best. Pair it with tangerine lips for a dazzling look that will make you the life of the fete.