Think beyond pale pink, which can often look quite bridal, when selecting the hue for you. “Broaden your horizons of what you would normally consider a nude, because sometimes the best nude is a neutral,” Miss Pop says. “That could mean everything from pale pinks and lilacs or peaches, or a light chocolate-y brown.”
Based on Miss Pop’s instructions, we’ve selected three winning shades for all skin tones below.
Fair skin: choose rosy pinks with warm or cool undertones. Opt for a slightly more saturated shade than you would normally associate with a nude to contrast with your porcelain skin.
Medium skin: Warm taupes, shell pinks and soft mauves look beautiful with skin that’s neither overly fair or olive.
Olive skin: You can pull off beige, grey and of-the-moment greige lacquers with ease, but for something different, try a muted terracotta.
Dark skin: The complete colour spectrum is yours for the taking – the palest pinks look lovely against dark skin, as do warmer-toned nudes and neutrals.