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Which Gel Nail Polish Colours Suit Your Skin Tone?

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Finding the right Gel Nail Polish colour can be a difficult task, and it can be frustrating when you buy one only to find out that it doesn’t suit your skin tone. So how can you figure out which Gelous Gel Polish colours suit your complexion and will pop against your skin tone?

What is my skin tone?

First things first, you need to know what skin tone you have! As a general rule of thumb, there are three undertones, cool, warm and neutral. The easiest way to figure out which you have is by looking at the veins in your wrist. If they’re blue/purple then you likely have cool-toned skin, if they’re green you likely have warm-toned skin and if you can’t quite tell whether they’re blue or green you probably have neutral-toned skin. Now that you have an idea of your undertone, let's see which Gel Nail Polish colours suit your skin tone!

What Gel Nail Polish colours should I wear if I have warm toned skin?

P.S. Olive You Gel Nail Polish

For our warm-toned chicas, you’re going to want to pick more earthy-toned Gel Nail Polishes. Think of those warm colours such as orange, amber, red, olive green, and warm pink. With the combination of these warm colours and your golden tones these will make your inner golden goddess shine. Your skin will look incredible and your gel manicure will really pop. Try Red Sass if you’re going for a daring red look, or for those days when you want to feel closer to nature, try P.S. Olive You. If you’re opting for a more natural look, Kiss My Peach is a beautiful warm-toned peachy neutral Gel Nail Polish. In general, you’re going to want to avoid Gel Nail Polishes that have a blue tone to them and opt instead for ones with a yellow tone.

These UV LED Gel Nail Polish shades also look great with warm toned skin:

Good as Gold, Neon Tangelo, Pink Lady and Colonel Mustard.

What Gel Nail Polish colours should I wear if I have cool toned skin?

Lavender Whisper Gel Nail Polish

For our cool-toned skin gals, think Elsa from Frozen, or Cinderella. You look your best when you’re wearing beautiful jewel tones. Gel Nail Polish colours with a blue tone are going to make you sparkle. A simple Just White looks amazing on cool-toned skin, or if you’re looking for something a bit brighter try blue-based shades such as Lavender Whisper or Tickled Pink. You’re going to want to opt for cooler reds like Red Sass and avoid copper or ruby reds as these can wash you out. There are always cooler and warmer tones of colours too so don’t be afraid to try out new colours and see what works.

These UV LED Gel Nail Polish shades also look great with cool toned skin:

A Little Bit Nude, Grey Skies, Ocean Breeze, Vampy Purple and Blue Haze.

What Gel Nail Polish colours should I wear if I have neutral toned skin?

Lime Sorbet Gel Nail Polish

Last but not certainly not least, we have our neutral-toned beauties, who get the best of both worlds! You’re going to suit practically any Gel Nail Polish colour you try on as being a neutral means that you’re a great mix of both! To choose the best Gel Polish shades for you, pay attention to the colour of your hair and eyes to compliment and further bring out your gorgeous features. Brights can sometimes be overpowering on neutral skin, so try Lemon Sorbet or Lime Sorbet for more muted, pastel looks. For something a bit bolder, Coral’s Reef is going to be your perfect all-rounder. Muted coral tones are a neutral girl's best friend!

These UV LED Gel Nail Polish shades also look great with neutral toned skin:

Walking on Eggshells, Heart of the Ocean, Skipping Stones and Tiffany Blues.

Now you have all the wisdom you need to choose your perfect polish colour. Go ahead and make everyone Gelous of your flawless gel manicure. If you love a Gel Polish colour that isn't suited to your skin tone? We say go for it! There’s always exceptions to the rules, and if it makes you feel good that’s all that matters. A gel manicure or gel pedicure in a colour you love can give you the same boost of confidence as a great hair day or a killer outfit so don’t be afraid to experiment with different versions and shades from a colour group.

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