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What's your go to pinky nude nail colour?

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Peterbishopssarcasticsmile Thu 09-Jul-20 11:35:00

Looking for something quite neutral and understated for every day to make me feel a bit more put together but everything I've tried so far is too nude so I look like I have corpse hands, or too pink so it's more of a brighter baby pink.

Any suggestions? Something that doesn't chip easily would also be amazing!

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splishsplashsploshsplishsplash Thu 09-Jul-20 11:36:14

I like Essie spaghetti strap, a very pale pink.

Peterbishopssarcasticsmile Thu 09-Jul-20 11:41:41

How do you find the Essie polishes splish are they quite hard wearing?

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dottyaboutstripes Thu 09-Jul-20 12:21:04

I really like Mavala velvet. It just looks polished and it's very forgiving if you're not an expert at applying nail varnish!

dairyfairies Thu 09-Jul-20 12:27:38

Rimmel English Rose.

LizTaylorsFabulousTurban Thu 09-Jul-20 12:28:41

OPI Bubblebath.

concernedforthefuture Thu 09-Jul-20 12:38:26

I like Dior Nail Glow for the tiniest hint of something

Passthebubbly Thu 09-Jul-20 13:06:23

Dior nail glow every time or essie ballet slippers

2Kidsinatrenchcoat Thu 09-Jul-20 13:08:27

Butter London sheer wisdom in ‘fair’

SilkandSteel1 Thu 09-Jul-20 13:10:33

Jessica 'tea rose'

Deathraystare Thu 09-Jul-20 14:12:20

Apparently The Queen likes Essie - The ballet slippers/shoes one!

StCharlotte Thu 09-Jul-20 15:02:12

I've just done a manicure using these. The Maybelline one is called Rose Poudre. I've been using it as my "neutral" for years and with the base and top coat it lasts a good week or so.

dun1urkin Thu 09-Jul-20 15:07:37

Getting the perfect pinky nude for my nails is a seemingly endless mission.
I love that one that @StCharlotte has posted, looks exactly like I want.
I’m very cool toned and have learnt through many errors that most colours described as nude make my hands look dirty grin
Still looking. Still buying. And now I’ve switched to gel (DIY) it’s even harder/more expensive mistakes
Please keep the suggestions coming folks, and tell us what your skintone is as well

jmh740 Thu 09-Jul-20 15:09:12

I like the essie ballet one I find it really hard wearing, and that's speaking as someone who usually has gel nails but I've been using the essie during lockdown

withlotsoflove Thu 09-Jul-20 17:44:34

StCharlotte

I've just done a manicure using these. The Maybelline one is called Rose Poudre. I've been using it as my "neutral" for years and with the base and top coat it lasts a good week or so.

I was just going to say this one too!
Plus, if it chips - u can hardly tell wink

StCharlotte Thu 09-Jul-20 18:18:57

I’m very cool toned and have learnt through many errors that most colours described as nude make my hands look dirty

I'm whichever tone has green veins - cool I think? - if that helps.

withlotsoflove Thu 09-Jul-20 18:20:20

StCharlotte

*I’m very cool toned and have learnt through many errors that most colours described as nude make my hands look dirty*

I'm whichever tone has green veins - cool I think? - if that helps.

With green veins you are an olive probably.
Do u tan easily?

SingleHandSue Thu 09-Jul-20 18:26:31

Rimmel Caramel Cupcake is one I got recently and really like.

StCharlotte Thu 09-Jul-20 18:26:45

I'm actually fair skinned but I do tan, although I wouldn't say "easily". I'd say I was a classic "English rose". Hands are quite tanned at the moment so the nail varnish doesn't stand out as much as normal.

chartreuse Thu 09-Jul-20 18:43:55

I've tried all the Essie nudes and find Sugar Daddy the best for me, I also love maybelline
Rose Poudre.

I'm very pale with pink undertones

MoveOnTheCards Thu 09-Jul-20 19:14:27

I’m with @chartreuse and go with Essie Sugar Daddy every time.

Peterbishopssarcasticsmile Thu 09-Jul-20 20:47:49

Googling all these shades
I'm fair and I get red skin definitely have red/pink undertones and my hands also go a bit purply when cold so finding the perfect nude is HARD

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MrsHuntGeneNotJeremyObviously Thu 09-Jul-20 21:33:14

I find ballet slippers a bit too white. Same with Rimmel English Rose - although the bottle itself is the perfect shade.
Am following with interest - am also on the lookout for this.

BeBraveAndBeKind Thu 09-Jul-20 21:48:17

Maybelline Porcelain is nice. It's also slightly iridescent so looks different when you move your hands. I like Rose Poudre as already mentioned and they have another in the same range that's something like nude rose (I can't find the bottle now to check). They all wear really well.

Estellelauder Thu 09-Jul-20 22:02:22

I coat of miracle cure as a base coat then 2 coats of Sally Hansen “Shell We Dance” with a slick of Sech Vite over the top. All dry really quickly. Job done and nails haven’t looked so healthy in years.

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