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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 hard task, and it can be so frustrating when you buy one only to find out that it doesn’t suit your skin tone. So we have put a little blog together to help you identify which Gelous Gel Polish colours will suit your complexion and will look great with your skin tone?

What is my skin tone?

To start, you’re going to want to identify whether you have a cool, warm or neutral undertone. The easiest way to figure this out 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/purple or green you probably have neutral-toned skin. So with this knowledge, lets have a look into what Gel Nail Polish colours look great with these undertones so you can rock your manicure with confidence!

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

P.S. Olive You Gel Nail Polish

For our warm tone ladies you’re going to want to pick more earthy-toned nail polishes. Think of warm Gel Nail Polish colours such as orange, amber, red, olive green, and warm pink. These will all make your inner golden goddess shine. The combination of these warm colours with your warm, golden skin will look incredible and make your gel mani 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. 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 our cool-toned skin gals, think Elsa from Frozen, or Cinderella. You look your best when you’re wearing beautiful jewel tones, so Gel Nail Polish colours with a blue tone are going to really make you sparkle. A simple Just White looks amazing on cool-toned skin. If you’re looking for something a bit more colourful, try Lavender Whisper or Tickled Pink as these are blue-based. 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 Gel Nail Polish colours too so don’t be afraid to try out new shades 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 - you 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 mixture of both! 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 a great bolder option 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 ahead 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 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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