Last Updated on February 10, 2023
Red nail polish is a classic for a reason.
Like a red lip, a gorgeous coat of red nail polish always looks polished.
Over the years, I’ve become a big fan of bright nails and intricate nail art, but you really can’t go wrong with something plain and simple. I find a red polish is a good mix of colourful but sophisticated too.
While you might think red polish isn’t for you, there’s a shade for every skin tone – and no, it won’t make you look pale.
Red nail polish in fact complements fair skin tones, whether a glossy shine or a dull matte. Bright colours with a touch of blue are ideal for fair skin, as well as shades of crimson, deep and warm reds.
A classic crimson red contrasts with fair skin, so you might think it will make your hands look pale, when in fact, it’s the opposite.
Red nails are a classic look. Your fair skin tone shouldn’t stop you from wearing the chic, bold shade.
So if you want the perfect polish, I found the best red nail polishes that will look best for fair skin tones.
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Shop red nail polish for fair skin
Nail Polish Reds 15ml, now £8.95, OPI – Buy now
Rouge Dior Vernis 10ml, £22, Dior – Buy now
Miracle Gel Nail Polish – Off With Her Red, £9.99, Sally Hansen – Buy now
Polished Nail Polish 010, £2.99, Boots – Buy now
Polished Nail Polish 009 8ml, £2.99, Boots – Buy now
essie Gel Couture 510 Lady In Red Bright Red, £9.99, Boots – Buy Now
The Redchurch Street, £12, Shoreditch – Buy Now
The Mile End, £12, Shoreditch – Buy Now