How to Pick the Perfect Nude Shade for Your Skin Tone

Nude shades, hues that are close to your skin tone, are great for creating an understated elegance, minimalist look, and classy styles. Nude is really a broad term, and depending on your skin tone could be anything from an alabaster peach to a deep mahogany brown. Though a classy and sophisticated color, nude is a shade that not everyone can pull off as a nude-colored dress can be flattering if it complements your skin tone and a disaster if it doesn’t. Since finding the right shades of nude for your skin tone might be tricky, so keep on reading to scoop some tricks from our fashion advice.

Pale Complexion

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Porcelain ladies with pale skin tone look great with rose-toned nude shades. Since you have a very light complexion, you’ll look unflattering with darker shades that will only emphasize your pale skin and will create a sharp color contrast on your skin color and outfit. This also applies when wearing nude clothing. Apart from blush and rose-toned shade of nudes, you may go for a lighter shade of nude on your outfit to make your skin tone look darker, therefore, you’ll create a visual illusion of having a neutral complexion.

Fair Complexion with Cool Undertones

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To determine your skin tone, look at the veins on the underside of your wrist. If the veins appear to be blue or purple, you have a cool skin tone. If you are fair skinned, choose lighter shades of nude in the hues of pinks, light browns, peach, pale pink, soft mocha, or blue-based pinky beige. Beige shades look clean, fresh, refined and quite luxurious. Also, these colors work well to brighten up your complexion.

Neutral and Medium Complexion with Warm Undertone

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Those who are lucky enough to have neutral skin complexions have the widest variety of options. With a neutral skin complexion, it’s difficult to tell if the veins appear more blue or green. However, with women with warm undertones, the veins will appear greenish and should steer towards more yellow-based shades that flatter that golden undertone. Also, copper, chocolate, or bronze would really look stunning.

Dark Complexion

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If you have darker skin, bronze nudes will look flattering for you. For dark skin with cool undertones try wine-based nudes, and for warmer undertones, coppers and bronzes in a frost texture look dazzling. Like Micah Gianneli, you may go for a bronze shade of dress that flatters your tanned complexion. Also, going for the nude shades that are not too lighter or darker than your complexion will make your skin glow, making it look more refined and bronzed.

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Though the downside of wearing nude shades can tend to make you look washed out, some celebrities and style bloggers do it intentionally. However, be careful of looking naked by going for outfits with flowy fabrics that float away from your body, or even skirts with pleats. This means body-tight clothing in the same nude shade of your skin without any pleats, gatheis out of the equation.

When in doubt, try it on as there is no substitute for actually wearing a color to see how it will work for you. That way, you’ll look soft and feminine, without appearing washed out or almost naked.

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