Cooler toned neutrals have been popping up in the collections since last season and have no sign of going anywhere. These shades tie all the darker and brighter shades together and probably offer the most flexibility when it comes to choosing nail polish.
Tan shades would be a good place to start for neutral tones, my favourite picks are from OPI. Shades like Over the Taupe and With a Nice Finnish from their Nordic collection would be two excellent choices.
Another brown toned neutral is Beanie from No7’s Stay Perfect range, a dusky brown shade which is ever so chic. A nice alternative if you are not a fan of tan polished nails.
Dusky neutrals also offer more choice along with grey/ greige type shades, they all fit in perfectly. Ciate’s Chinchilla and Pillow Fight are lovely shades, perfect blue and purple toned pale neutrals. My favourite grey is Nails Inc’s Hyde Park Place, a lovely glossy grey which goes well with so many colours. If you are looking for an in between shade, Porchester Square from Nails Inc would be a good pick. It is a perfect mushroomy greige shade. Dusky toned pale neutrals are available from most drugstore brands, so dupe away my friends!
Nudes and Pale Blush tones are not going anywhere either and this is probably where we could have an enormous amount of scope with colours.
Nails Inc offer plenty of these shades. Nude shades include Colville Mews and St Johns Wood for creamier nudes and Westbourne Park Road and Mayfair Lane for pale pink nudes.
Other cream beige alternatives would be Essie’s St Tropez or Masterplan. My best budget pinky nude would be Nice n Neutral from Topshop which has a nice glossy formula. My best pick for a creamy budget nude would be Lychee from Barry M’s Gelly Hi-Shine range.
Dusky pinks are perfect to pop on your nails when in doubt and also tie in with all the colours currently in the collections. My two favourite pinks are Nails Inc’s Uptown in the gel effect formula or for a more peachy pink with more punch, Clarendon Street from their standard line is an excellent choice.
Like I have mentioned in each of these posts all of the shades mentioned are all very easily dupable. Shop your stash for similar shades before investing in some new polishes and save your pennies. It is so easy to pick up a new colour which, in my case, I more than likely already had to begin with.
Also look at shades and see what works for your own skintone. I personally have avoided buying all of the shades of colour as some of them don’t personally suit me, that why I have avoided swatching shades in this series. See what works for you and give them a go, experiment with colour!
Come back tomorrow for the last installment where we delve into Duo chrome and Metallic shades.
What do you think of my current nail polish fashion colour forecast? What are your favourite colours/shades? Do you have any dupes/cheaper alternatives?
Let me know in the comments.