The nude or naked nail look is very popular. It is a look which suits any outfit and is timeless in nature. A classic that never goes out of fashion.
What is important, is to adjust the look to suit your skin colour.
Red or Pink toned skin looks better when a brown-nude colour is used rather than a pink nude. For example, the "Kure Bazaar in Nude" (£15) or Morgan-Taylor "New School Nude"
For Fair/ Pale skinchoose pink and flesh tones as these are useful for offsetting and redness in the skin or cuticle. This will also support the blue coloration of any skin undertones. For example, Gellux Gel Polish "Bare Necessities" (£13.00)
For Medium Skin you can use pink or brown based beiges. These will act to brighten the skin and add a healthy looking colour. Avoid using any yellow tones as these can make the skin look a little tired. A good colour for medium skin is, For example, Attitude "Last of the Leaves" is a good example (£5.99)
For Olive Skin then it is best to try and use the deep beiges or, perhaps a softer peach colour. Certainly, avoid using any grey-based nude variations. A good example to use is "Whole Latte Fun" from China Glaze. (£9.25)
Finally, for Dark Skin try to find a deep rosy beige colour which will add a soft contrast. Or you could try coffee and brown tones. Here is a good example in OPI's "Icelanded and Bottle of OPI" (£12.50)
You may not have heard of many of the above brands as they are generally used by professional nail bars. Even so, a search of the internet will help you to find your chosen colour. Get that neat manicured look for that important meeting or job interview and be sure that your nails will not clash with any outfit choice.