Anyone can wear a nude polish - the secret is to find the right colour that complements your skin tone. Here's a guide to finding your signature shade.
Pale skin - nude pink.
The most flattering neutral for fair skin is a creamy white, with a touch of pink. The reason being it flatters the pink, blue undertones in pale skin. If you like a sheer wash of colour only, apply one coat of colour and two coats of shiny top coat.
Try: Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy in Beginner's Luck, $20. Chanel Long Wear Nail Colour in Ballerina, $42. CND Vinylux Nail Polish in Romantique, $20. Tom Ford Beauty Nail Lacquer in Show Me The Pink, $60.
Medium toned - Soft Pink.
Your perfect match is a pretty pink nude, the colour of a soft powdery rose. This shade is especially pretty in the summer, when hands get a touch of honey-coloured tan, for a wash of colour aim for two coats, for a more opaque finish, paint on three.
Red skin - beige
One creamy pinkish nude is another's yellow beige. So for skin that is high in colour or has a dusting of freckles the best way to flatter, is with a nude polish that has a beige or yellow undertone.
Dark skin tones - rose and brown beige
For dark skin, you have plenty of options from a rich peach beige, to a light taupe or chocolate. Your skin tone can handle the widest variety of nudes. The only tone to steer clear of is anything with a grey-beige tint.