Some good news: nude nail polish, which pretty much works with every outfit and looks great on all skin tones, is still trending. “Nude shades are neutral enough to enhance any nail shape or length, and work with all skin tones,” says celebrity manicurist Michelle Saunders.
Don't just reach for any bottle, though—unfortunately, not all nude hues are created equal. Instead, pick up one of these tried-and-true manicurist favorites.
Once you have your color in hand, these tips will help you ace the neutral look. First, prepare your nail for a nude shade. Then, brush a nail-smoothing, ridge-filling base coat on over clean, dry nails. Finish with two coats of polish. But “keep the polish application as thin as possible to avoid a streaky result,” says celebrity nail artist Tracylee Percival. As for touch-ups, “Simply take a white nail buffer and smooth away any chipped edges, before applying another coat of polish,” adds Saunders. A quality top coat will give new life to the shade.