It’s no secret that wearing a pair of nude heels can give you the illusion of legs for days, and the same can be said for nude nail polishes – the right shade for your skin tone can make the hand appear cleaner, more feminine and lengthened, perfect for all minimalists out there.

If you’re a fan of nail art, nude nail polishes can work for you too! Nails with graphic designs and logos painted on are all the rage on the runways this season, and nude polishes will give you the perfect base to achieve the trend. Perfect for every occasion and totally on-trend now, dip into our selection of the best barely-there polishes, and you’ll be sure to spot at least one you love.


Burberry Nail Polish in Nude Pink #101 ($30)

A light, pinkish nude that’s great for layering with pastel colours for that colour-block trend.

Sephora Color Hit Nail Polish in L157 Camel Trekking ($7)

Yellow undertones make this nude great for Asian skin tones.


Tip: Draw a skinny black line down the middle of your nail for maximum lengthening effect.

Chanel Le Vernis in #578 New Dawn ($39)

Draw your preferred design in white over this grey-tinged nude to achieve a classy standout look.

Coat Colours That Care 8 Free Nail Lacquer in Sandy Mandy ($25)

An earthy brown that yields a bare-it-all look for a graphic French manicure.

RMK Nail Polish in #04 (CL) Antique Beige ($25)

Paint a logo of your choice onto this Kim K-style nude to really make an impact.

Dior Vernis in #337 Enigma ($40)

Combining two trends – metallic and nude, this shade can be worn on its own or with black French tips for effortless fashionista style.

Chanel Le Vernis in #548 Blanc White ($39)

A light beige that serves as the perfect canvas for any nail art you want to draw on.

Sephora Color Hit Nail Polish in L158 Sweet Summer Tan ($7)

Match your nails to your tan, then add a strip of metallic colour of your choice, and you’ll shine at the next beach party.

YSL Beaute La Laque Couture in #55 Bronze Fever ($40)

Though not exactly nude, this glittery bronze elevates your nail game with its high-shine factor.


Want in on care tips for damaged nails? We’ve got you covered here. And just in case you need more nail art inspo from the pros, we’ve got that for you too. Now you’re ready to flaunt those gorgeous digits.


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This story first appeared in the August 2017 issue of Her World magazine.