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Nude nail polish is a timeless staple that anybody can wear and rock. Young and old, edgy and feminine, black and white, and anybody in between can pull off this classic look. It is all about finding the right color for you—and that’s the hardest part. The perfect nude can lengthen your fingers and make them glow! Unfortunately, the wrong color will do just the opposite. Instead of getting frustrated by sampling tons of different nail polishes that all almost look the same, let us help you by giving you a great place to start.

For Light Skin

For Medium Skin

For Olive Skin

For Dark Skin

You do not have to perfectly match your nail polish to your skintone. Go a shade or two lighter or darker for an intentional by polished look. Use a shimmery, high-shine, or matte finish to show off your personality. You can even ombré your nudes if you feel so inclined. Nail polish is a style and a look that you can personalize.

What nude colors have been working for you based on your skin tone?

Elodie is currently enrolled at Duke University, Class of 2016. She is involved in her sorority, Chi Omega, Bench & Bar, GlobeMed, and Students of the Caribbean Association. She is pre-law and studying Political Science with certificates in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE) and a minor in Sociology. As one of our Beauty School bloggers, she is fairly obsessed with all things makeup and cosmetics. When she's not running debt on clothes and makeup, you can usually find her out and about, exploring whatever town she is in or watching Netflix cuddled with a mug of hot chocolate. Currently, her favorite show is "Hawaii Five-O". She aspires to be the next Olivia Pope and Annalise Keating rolled into one, but with a stable marriage and children. Her life will be complete once Buzzfeed creates an article titled "X Reasons why We Love Elodie". Elodie loves talking and responds to all of her emails. She would love to hear from you! You can contact her at: Email: elodiejeanphilippe@hercampus.com Twitter/Instagram: @GetElodofThis_ Blog: http://getelodofme.blogspot.com