Celebrity nail artist Tom Bachik claims that there is an artistic method to selecting the most flattering shade of nude nail polish for your skin tone—but it's probably not what you think.
His clients include Jennifer Lopez, Margot Robbie, Selena Gomez, Kerry Washington, Kim Kardashian, and Shay Mitchell. Personally, I've always thought that the ideal nude color would perfectly match the color of my fingertips,
but Bachik and other celebrity manicurists quickly corrected me and told me it's not exactly the best shopping strategy if you're looking for your own ideal nude color. Oops.
According to Bachik, "the current trend for trendy, sophisticated nude nail color is to either go a shade lighter or a shade darker than your real skin tone,
which gives your manicure a subtle yet deliberate touch." The fact that there are no boundaries and that you shouldn't ever feel constrained by your choice of aesthetic—whether it be nail finish,
color, or shade pairings—is one of the things I enjoy most about the beauty business at the moment, as I've previously remarked. Your options are truly endless.
Bachik concurs. I ask him what he doesn't want to happen, and he replies, "I don't want someone to think of a particular color as solely for a particular skin tone or tint." "Color is all about taste,
desire, and enjoyment! Whatever shade of a color you choose to wear, whether it matches your skin tone or not, wear it because you love it. I couldn't agree more, so I made a comprehensive list of the top 25 (yes, 25) nude nail colors.