Nude nails aren’t as attention-seeking as red or blue or purple. They’re the nail shade that’s happy to sit in the corner and look pretty while letting something else take centre stage.
But sometimes, just sometimes, we want our nude nails to be noticed a little bit more. To not fade into the background so much. And there are three super-easy, no-fuss ways to do exactly that without comprising the subtle beauty of the soft hue.
Layer the colour
See how beautiful Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s nails looked at the Oscars? Celebrity manicurist Kimmie Kyees painted her nails with one coat of Sally Hansen Complete Manicure in Mudslide, then followed it with two coats of Complete Salon Manicure in Shell We Dance. The darker shade underneath gives the nude a bit more pizazz and oomph. Just keep in mind that a brown-based nail colour will suit a nude overcoat best.
Use nail art
Another way to make a nude nail sing is to use some simple nail art. Fing’rs Edge Nail Art pack comes with four sheets of different designs – from small beads to prints of hearts and skulls. So you can amp up your neutral nail however you please!
Try a statement nail
A statement nail will… well, it’s all in the name, isn’t it? Apply a nail sticker on one finger on each hand to make your nails stand out without looking too OTT. Vixen Nailed It 3D Nail Wraps in Leopard will give your statement nail a striking animal-print finish while the black and gold won’t be too drastic a contrast.
Do you ever wear nude nails? How do you make them stand out?