I adore a rich, dark lacquer but sometimes it's so refreshing to just go nude. Not only is flesh-tone polish universally flattering, but it's also easy-to-wear (chips and wear are less visible) and elongating (longer fingers, longer arms).
Achieve a flawless finish, like Rosario Dawson's, with any — or all! — of these classic nail colors:
CND Colour in Buff
A sheer, creamy ivory shade that's buildable. ($6.50, Amazon.com.)
CHANEL Le Vernis in Ballerina
An elegant, barely-there rose. Chip-resistant. ($23, Chanel.com.)
Rescue Beauty Lounge Nail Color in Sheer Nude
Perfectly pink with a high-gloss finish. ($18, RescueBeauty.com.
Essie Nail Polish in Power Lunch
A long-wearing apricot shade with subtle shimmer. ($8, Essie.com.)
Zoya Nail Polish in Daphne
Milky sheer off-white with slight peach and pink tones. ($7, Zoya.com.)
Have a go-to hue of your own? Do share!