Winning pairings of dark skins and fresh nail shades this autumn

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  • Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Winning pairings of dark skins and fresh nail shades this autumn
Winning pairings of dark skins and fresh nail shades this autumn

Having dark skin opens up a world of colour to you. Dark skin shines with neon brights through eye-catching contrast, and also with deep shades that match the brown undertones of dark skin. Your combination undertone allows the most diverse colours to flatter your skin, and for colours to really pop. Here are the unmissable nail colours for autumn. 




The only candy-bright colour you can get away with during autumn. Choose a darker shade like Essie Russian Roulette for its spicy deep red with orange tints. This colour lights up your skin and gives your hands a warm glow. The brightness will also serve to uplift your mood and make you feel cheerful every time you look at your fruity looking nails. 




The golds we’re seeing on the shelves at the moment come in a wide range of options, from the lightest champagne to the darkest bronze of the spectrum. For a touch of liquid luxury colour, use Maybelline Color Show In Golden Sand. It’s a bronzy bright gold that looks as mineral-rich as desert sands. You won’t be able to stop looking at your nails if you pair it with gold jewellery. 




If you have dark skin, deep shades of purple are your best friends, from plum and mulberry to every hue of wine and burgundy. If you’re looking for a royal colour use L’Oréal Color Riche Nail Polish in Breaking Curfew. The velvety deep plum that enhances the brown tone of your skin and looks good enough to eat. 




Making a surprise entry into the autumn nail colour trend is a deep blue. This colour is flattering on dark skin and draws the eyes to the nails to make hands look slim and elegant. The strongest colour to emphasise your dark skin comes courtesy of Essie After School Boy Blazer. This midnight blue shade is friendlier than a severe black but is dark enough to easily complement a wide range of outfits and makeup looks.  

Autumn colours don’t have to be dark and severe if you enjoy some brightness during colder days. If you keep the colours lighter than your skin tone, they’ll work to glow-up your skin, no matter what the weather’s like outside!


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