11 Nail Colours That Look Stunning On Deeper Skin Tones

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Finding the perfect foundation shade for your melanin-rich skin may still be a task but when it comes to nail colours, brown-skinned beauties are in for a treat. Whether it’s highly saturated hues or deep, sultry shades— there’s hardly a colour that doesn’t pop against deeper skin tones. But with so many options and current trends, if you find yourself staring at the nail polish rack in confusion, here’s a list of the most flattering nail colours that look stunning on deeper skin tones to make your life easier:

Best Nail Colours For Deeper Skin Tones

1. Blood Red

Whether it’s vermilion or crimson, you can never go wrong with the classic red. Want a more vibrant punch? Red-orange hues are the ones for you.

Faces Canada Splash Nail Enamel

3. Shades Of Sand

The trick when picking nudes for darker skin tones is to steer clear of shades that are too close to the skin’s actual colour to avoid looking mannequin-y. Go for neutrals that are either two shades lighter or two shades darker than your natural colour.

Colorbar Nail Lacquer

4. Seashell White

A crisp shade of white is perfect to create a gorgeous contrast. Want a little bit of sheen? Top it with chrome dust to recreate Hailey Bieber’s viral glazed doughnut manicure.

Chambor Gel Effect Nail Lacquer

5. Barbie Pink

Let the trending Barbiecore aesthetic inspire you to think pink and dip your nails in this happy colour.

Kay Beauty Nail Nourish Nail Enamel Polish

6. Highlighter Hues

Go bold or go home! There are no better colours than fruity neons to achieve a statement-making contrast this season.

Nykaa Nail Enamel Polish

7. Veri Peri

A vibrant blend of the faithfulness of blue with the excitement of red, Veri Peri, the colour of the year 2022 looks stunning on deep skin tones.

O.P.I Nail Lacquer 

8. Mauve

Not quite pink, but not quite purple, mauve is the ideal in-between shade that’s a no-fuss staple.

Sally Hansen Insta Dri Fast Dry Nail Color

9. Mango

Match your nails to the mango Mai Tais you’re going to be sipping by the pool on your upcoming getaway!

Plum Color Affair Nail Polish Summer Sorbet Collection

10. Olive

Hop on the trend bandwagon! Selena Gomez’s new nails have already labelled olive as the perfect green shade heading into fall.

Sephora Collection Color Hit Nail Polish

11. Turquoise

The only kinds of blues we’re interested in— turquoise is one of the most universally flattering nail colours, but is especially mesmerizing on those with deeper skin.

LoveChild Masaba – The Classics! Breathable Nail Enamel


- Digital Writer


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