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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 an annoying task and even worse 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?

What is my skin tone?

First things first, you need to actually know your skin tone! There are three undertones, warm, cool and neutral. The easiest way to figure this out is by looking at the veins in your wrist. If they’re blue then you likely have cool-toned skin and 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 we’ve got that out the way it’s time to get down to business.

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

P.S. Olive You Gel Nail Polish

For all you warm toned ladies out there, you’re going to want to pick more earthy toned nail polishes, think orange, amber, ruby red, olive green. These will all make your inner golden goddess shine. 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 neutral polish. Overall you’re going to want to avoid Gel Nail Polishes that have a blue tone to them and opt 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 those of you with cool toned skin, think Elsa from Frozen, or Cinderella. You look your best when you’re wearing beautiful jewel tones. Polish colours with a blue tone are going to make you sparkle. A simple Just White looks amazing on cool toned skin. If you’re looking for something a bit brighter, try 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 will tend to wash you out. 

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 least, we have our neutral toned beauties, you get the best of both worlds! You’re going to suit practically any Gel Nail Polish colour you try on. To choose the best colours 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. Coral’s Reef is going to be the perfect all rounder for neutral skin. 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 Gel Nail Polish colour. So go forth and make everyone Gelous of your flawless gel manicure. And if you love a Gel Polish colour that isn't suited to your skin tone? We say just rock it! A gel manicure or gel pedicure in a colour you’re obsessing over gives you the same boost of confidence as great hair day or a killer outfit.

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