Polish and Melanin | 5 Easy Nude’s For the Holidays

I think that a nude polish shade is essential. They are able to suit many different occasions, you can dress up or dress down a nude. So whether you’re heading to a work party or a get together with friends, you’re good to go with a nude. There’s no worry about it clashing with a dress  or an accessory. 

By there simple nature a nude polish is meant to be flexible. Because there are so many different skin tones and shades every ones version of nude will vary. I tend to favour more mid-tone shades that are lighter than my own skin tone. I prefer some contrast between my nails and my skin. 

The beauty of  nude polishes is that you can also have a range of undertones in variations of  beige, pink, or brown. The 5 polishes that I’ve chosen range from a soft creamy off white with slight pink undertones to a light mauve tinged brown.

I saw a website set up their colour descriptions this way, it gives a quick overview of the main facts regarding the polish,  I liked it and thought I would adopt it. 

Essie Limo-Scene

 Nudes for the Holidays |Essie Limo-Scene, Formula- X Full Strength Corner Office,NCLA Sagittarius,  Essie Perennial Chic and CND Vinylux Dandelion

Nudes for the Holidays |Essie Limo-Scene, Formula- X Full Strength Corner Office,NCLA Sagittarius,  Essie Perennial Chic and CND Vinylux Dandelion

Finish: Sheer, can be built up

Colour Profile: Soft Pastel pink

Additional Accents: Creamy Satin Finish, with a strong white base

Additional Comments: Polish can look a little thick if built up to reach full opacity, which for me is about 4 layers

Formula- X Full Strength Corner Office

Finish: Opaque 

Colour Profile: Light, Nude Mauve

Additional Accents: Creamy Satin Finish, slight pink undertones

Additional Comments: Love the broad brush, application is a breeze, opaque in one coat

NCLA Sagittarius

 Nudes for the Holidays | NCLA Sagittarius 

Nudes for the Holidays | NCLA Sagittarius 

Finish: Opaque 

Colour Profile: Medium, Mauve Brown

Additional Accents: Creamy Satin Finish, with warm undertones

Additional Comments: Love the broad brush, application is a breeze, opaque in one coat. Dries quick and is resistant to scratches

Essie Perennial Chic

Finish: Opaque

Colour Profile: Peach-brown

Additional Accents: Creamy Satin Finish, with neutral undertones

Additional Comments: It pulls very peachy almost orange on my skin tone

CND Vinylux Dandelion

Finish: Semi- Sheer

Colour Profile: Soft Golden Shimmer

Additional Accents: Superfine, silver shimmer with a hint of rose

Additional Comments: Layers over other shadows well, I tried it over the NCLA Sagittarius and it made the shade more rosy.

Do you plan on wearing any nudes, this Holiday Season, if so which ones are planning to use?