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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 nail polish colours suit your 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 undertones. Now that we’ve got that out the way it’s time to get down to business.

What gel nail polish colours to wear if you have warm toned skin

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 polishes that have a blue tone to them and opt for ones with a yellow tone.

More warm toned shades: “Good as Gold”, “Neon - Tangelo”, “Pink Lady” and “Colonel Mustard”.

Warm Gel Nail Polish Colours


What gel nail polish colours to wear if you have cool toned skin

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 burgundy, berry or crimson reds like "Berry Nice" and avoid copper or ruby reds.

More cool toned shades: "A Little Bit Nude", “Grey Skies”, “Ocean Breeze”, “Vampy Purple” and “Blue Haze”.

Cool Gel Nail Polish Colours


What gel nail polish colours to wear if you have neutral toned skin

Last but not least, we have our neutral toned beauties, you get the best of both worlds! You’re going to suit practically any 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. Bright yellows can sometimes be overpowering on neutral skin, so try “Chin Up Buttercup” for a more muted yellow look. “Coral’s Reef” is going to be the perfect all rounder for neutral skin, muted coral tones are a neutral girl's best friend. 

More neutral toned shades: "Walking on Eggshells", “Heart of the Ocean”, “Skipping Stones" and “Tiffany Blues”.

Neutral Gel Nail Polish Colours


Now you have all the wisdom you need to choose your perfect polish colour. However if you love a colour that isn't perfect for your skin tone, we say just rock it! So go forth and make everyone Gelous of your flawless manicure.