Nude polish

RednaturalcurlsRednaturalcurls Posts: 1,814Registered Users Curl Neophyte
How do you wear nude polish when you are super pale? The lighter colors tend to make me look washed out but I really want to wear a light/nude color for awhile because it isn't as obvious. I have tried several pinks but they look funny. Should I try beige? Suggestions?
Hair Type: mix of 3's, growing out an angled bob, color-treated red.
Current products: GVP conditioning balm for co-wash and leave in, Curl Junkie Curls in a Bottle, Pattern Pusha and Garnier Anti-humidity hairspray
Location:Sunny Florida
Hair idol: Kimberly Schlapman from Little Big Town

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  • goldencurlygoldencurly Posts: 2,385Registered Users
    I rarely paint my nails and I look horrible in pale colors, so I go for a French manicure but instead of the blaring white, I use a sheer white on the tips with either clear over it, or a sheer beige or peach over that.
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  • RednaturalcurlsRednaturalcurls Posts: 1,814Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I asked my nail tech about it and she said I should wait a little while before using a nude polish because the color in my nails is a bit uneven from the acrylics (not the healthy pink color yet) and it could show through. So for now I will stick with dark. Thanks for the idea though :D
    Hair Type: mix of 3's, growing out an angled bob, color-treated red.
    Current products: GVP conditioning balm for co-wash and leave in, Curl Junkie Curls in a Bottle, Pattern Pusha and Garnier Anti-humidity hairspray
    Location:Sunny Florida
    Hair idol: Kimberly Schlapman from Little Big Town
  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,734Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    i just wear colour! pales wash out on me too!

    my favourite OPI shades for my hands are - Strawberries in the Sand, Melon of Troy and Dressed to Empress.

    :D
    My blog:

    http://labellatestarossa.blogspot.ca/

    Little Mother of all the Roaches, President-for-Life of the MAC Harlots!
  • slinky1slinky1 Banned Posts: 1,612Banned Users
    I am a redhead also, and have been struggling with the same thing. I really wanted to be able to participate in this year's nude polish trend, but it just wasn't working for me.

    ETA: I noticed that OPI has some pale lavendarish colors...I can't really describe them. Maybe that would work, as I have a purplish hue to my nails...
    ;)
  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,734Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    slinky, look for Shanghai Shimmer. it's a light mauve.
    My blog:

    http://labellatestarossa.blogspot.ca/

    Little Mother of all the Roaches, President-for-Life of the MAC Harlots!
  • RednaturalcurlsRednaturalcurls Posts: 1,814Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    rouquinne wrote:
    i just wear colour! pales wash out on me too!

    my favourite OPI shades for my hands are - Strawberries in the Sand, Melon of Troy and Dressed to Empress.

    :D

    I think that is just going to be my thing too. I do really like them painted but the nude polishes look so pretty...just not on me :wink:
    Hair Type: mix of 3's, growing out an angled bob, color-treated red.
    Current products: GVP conditioning balm for co-wash and leave in, Curl Junkie Curls in a Bottle, Pattern Pusha and Garnier Anti-humidity hairspray
    Location:Sunny Florida
    Hair idol: Kimberly Schlapman from Little Big Town

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