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When you think of matching colors with skin tones and complexions, you may rarely include nail polish on that list. Choosing the correct nail polish shade for your skin tone is just as important as choosing it in clothing, makeup and hair. Ladies with pale skin have a nice variety of nail polish hues that compliment and pop against their porcelain tone.
As a pale skin beauty, you can have either a warm or cool tone to your complexion. This means that a classic shade that never goes out of style like true red, looks beautiful against pale skin with a warm tone (fair skin with golden or peach undertones), because it allows the red the perfect canvas to standout and turn heads. While darker complexions can also wear red polish, it looks especially fetching on pale skin because of the contrast between the bright, ruby shade and the subtle tones in fair skin. Bright red is best for pale skin with warm tones, but also try coral reds. In addition, deep burgundy is a hot nail look that's perfect for pale skin with cool tones (fair skin with reddish, pink undertones) and appropriate for any occasion.
Yes, it's severe and extreme, and most will shy away from it initially, however black nail polish is not only a runway favorite, but it also happens to look amazing on pale skin. Why? Well, any time you have two colors that provide extreme contrast, the result is often striking and fashionable. The dark, black hue against your fair skin is a great combination and can be worn daily if done correctly. To make sure that your intense black shade isn't too much, keep nails trimmed to a short length and put a shiny top coat on for maximum shine.
Girly, fun and complimentary to boot, pink nail polish is the go-to color for many women because it packs enough color and subtlety to make it great for year round wear. Pink looks good on medium and dark complexions, but it also looks fabulous on pale skin with either a warm or cool tone. Indulge in light, frosty, baby pinks if you have fair skin with a warm tone, as it blends beautifully and adds a softness to your complexion. If your fair skin has a cool tone, try bright, eye-popping pinks that command loads of attention.
True, this is a very understated nail polish shade, but that doesn't necessarily mean that it isn't flattering. It's easy to assume that nude shades would get totally lost and washed out on pale skin, but if you choose the proper nude the results can be stellar. Stick to deeper peanut butter and caramel hues that will add pigment to your skin and won't completely blend into the background like lighter hues.