Everyone with pale skin knows the struggle of attempting to find that perfect shade of nail polish. The shade that accents your skin instead of standing out like a sore thumb. So that marks out greens, and blues, and purples, and more. It has been shown that nail polishes with pink undertones actually compliment even the palest of skin and still has color that pops and catches attention. That said, these nail polishes with pink undertones can be great for people with darker skin as well. It’s an all around beautiful set of colors.
There are so many nail polish brands out there and that makes it hard to know if you’re getting a quality bottle of nail polish. You don’t want to buy a super expensive bottle from one company and discover it flakes off and then buy a cheap bottle from another company and discover it stays on for a week. Each company has their pros and cons and, in this list, while we may not be breaking down the nail polish companies, we’re focusing on the individual bottles of nail polish that are sure to light up your world!
Looking through your options there are a lot of nail polishes out there that have pink undertones so it can be hard to know if you’re making the best choice. The nail polishes in this list are well reviewed, stunning, and made specifically for pale skin. You’ve come to the right place if you’re looking for a nail polish for your pale skin that is made with quality!
1. Sally Hansen Blushed Petal
This nail polish is simply amazing. Sally Hansen is a well known beautician company that specializes in many different things. You’ll often see their nail polish lines in stores near you. This bottle of nail polish comes in the shade “Blushed Petal” and is part of Sally Hansen’s Therapy line. The therapy aspect comes in to play when you look at what ingredients are included in this color. It contains an argan oil formula that strengthens and repairs weak or brittle nails while fortifying overall nail health. Blushed Petal is a long lasting nail color so you won’t have to worry about it chipping off a day after you put it on. Sally Hansen boasts themselves to be the closest you can get to a professional salon manicure while sitting at home. No lamp required! This color is sure to match any outfit you wear as it will be complimenting your skin. The nail polish applies smoothly and dries relatively quickly so that you can get back to your life on the go with your new radiant nails!
2. OPI Infinite Shine Beyond the Pale Pink
This next shade is super pale in order to work with your skin instead of overriding it. It is called “Beyond the Pale Pink” by OPI, a well known nail polish company that has a place in many big name stores. Its pale shade has slight undertones of pink and is a long lasting color, it should be able to stay on to around 11 days, sometimes longer! It shines beautifully in natural light or artificial light and it is in these places where you can truly see the way it compliments your skin tone. Beyond the Pale Pink is one of OPI’s “Pinks” line alongside 49 different options. If this color doesn’t quite catch your fancy, no worries, OPI has more than enough colors to fill its shoes. This pink however is made to be paler than the typical pink you see out there on the internet or in stores when you’re looking around so that it won’t dim your natural beauty. It’s a subtle shade and that’s why it is a unique choice for anyone looking for nail polish when they have a pale color to their skin themselves.
3. Essie’s Skinny Dip
This product may have an eye catching name but it also has eye catching color. It is still a bit on the paler side but this nail color is more pink than the last one mentioned on this list and is a stunning shade. Essie is a very popular nail polish brand in the United States and you can often find their products in nail or beauty salons or big name shopping stores such as Walmart. It guarantees long lasting color and a shine that will continuously catch your eye throughout the day. The mixture that makes up this color is DBP, Toluene, and Formaldehyde free so that you can miss out on all those harmful chemicals that sometimes pop up in nail polishes. The durability of this product is something worth mentioning as well. It has remarkable resistance to everyday life and the wear and tear that comes with it. If you are looking for a dependable nail polish that spreads evenly and provides long lasting coverage, this is the best choice for you.
4. Golden Rose Pale Pink Matte
Golden Rose has come out with a unique color with this bottle. This nail polish has a special finish called matte that dries in a different way than the norm. It dries in a way that gives the paint a different look and texture but it is special in its own way. Matte is more of a dry finish and has a slightly bumpy texture when dry. Regardless, it still spreads on smooth and will give you total nail coverage. It is not a glossy finish or a smooth finish. This shade is called pale pink and is the perfect choice if you’re looking for a nail polish with pink undertones that compliments pale skin. However, one down side to this product depending on how you look at it is the lifetime of it. Due to the matte formula, this nail polish is not long lasting and will most likely begin chipping off relatively soon after you apply it. This is great for people who like to change up their nail color more frequently than others but awful for those looking for long lasting color. Either way, it’s a great product and certainly stands out from the rest!
5. OPI Nail Lacquer Humidi-tea
This next product made by OPI is a great steal for those looking for that simply light and playful shade of pink that boosts the color in their skin. OPI’s Nail Lacquer line comes in 200+ different colors and this one is called “Humidi-tea”, a fun play on words. You can beat the heat in style with this long lasting color that goes on smooth and stays shiny. The recommended use for this product is that you apply a base coat from OPI, followed by two coats of Nail Lacquer Humidi-tea, and finally a top coat that will fortify and protect your color so that it stays on through the bumps and scratches of life. This nail polish belongs to the Nudes/Neutrals set of Nail Lacquer and you can choose from this color alongside 22 others that make your pale skin pop. Twist your hands and watch the shine and shimmer while you enjoy a walk in the park knowing that your nails are looking their best in this wonderful color. For a more nude choice that still packs a punch of color, this is a great nail polish choice.
6. Essie Lady Like
The sixth product on our list is one that takes a slightly more vibrant pink path while still maintaining the status of pink undertones, it is great for any color of skin and even better for pale skin. The Essie “Lady Like” color is a soft mauve color that leans more towards pink than nude. It is not a gel so you can apply it without a lamp and still get that beautiful shine that you’re looking for. Its formula is DBP, Toluene, and Formaldehyde free which makes it an even better choice for your nails as it comes without all of those harmful chemicals that could cause damage over time to your nails. It is an elegant color with long lasting properties that are sure to satisfy you upon use. The recommended use for this product is to apply some apricot cuticle oil, some Essie base coat, 2 coats of the Lady Like polish, and then a layer of top coat to lock in that color. This is more of a pink than the others so if that is what you are looking for, this is the perfect choice.
7. Zoya Loretta
If you’re looking for the palest pink to ever cross your nails, you’ve found it. This pale pink color named “Loretta” by Zoya is the perfect choice when looking for a polish that still adds color but maintains its subtle and complimentary status. It doesn’t override the color of your skin with obnoxious shades, instead, it graces the surface of your nails and boosts the natural tone of your skin. This polish applies smooth as butter and provides full coverage so that you don’t have any blank spots. It is free of parabens, Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP, and more harmful chemicals and will not harm your nails every time you apply it. It has a smooth crème finish that you’ll want to show off to everyone when you wear it and yet still manages to look glossy. It isn’t quite pink so much as it is a light beige which is a great compliment color to pale skin. The suggested use for this product so that you can get the most out of its color is a base coat, followed by a coat of this polish, and finished with a top coat that will preserve the longevity of your color. This is a great choice for any set of nails.
8. Aimeili Gel Polish
Aimeili’s gel polish is a bit different than any of the other products on this list. That is because, it is a gel polish. Gel polishes require a UV light or lamp to dry under so that it may harden and stay on firmly. It is like a whole new layer for your nails, one that pops with color! This shade called “Cashmere Kind of Gal” by Aimeili is a very light, pale pink that actually has a tone of grey as well as pink. This is ideal for pale skin because it will work with and against the color, producing a beautiful set of nails that compliments your skin. This gel polish can stay on your fingers up to around 21 days and still look as glossy as the day you put it on. It doesn’t nick, scratch, tear, or fall apart and is sure to provide full coverage for ultimate color wear. While this nail polish may stay on long, if you want it to come off, it does so easily. You can simply soak this nail color off and it comes off cleanly, without hassle.
9. Cirque Colors Uptown Girl
If you’re looking for a vegan, cruelty free, non-toxic formula, this brand is your best choice. Cirque Colors does not test on animals and its ingredients are 100% vegan. Despite the change in formula, it still works just as well as the big players out there such as OPI and Essie. This shade of Cirque Colors is called “Uptown Girl” and is a part of Cirque Color’s Metropolis collection. Uptown Girl is a nail polish that is hand made in Brooklyn, New York and when used with the other two hand made product- Cirque Colors top coat and base coat- it is promised to be long lasting and shimmery. The nail polish finishes in a crème fashion and applies evenly and smoothly. The Metropolis collection contains 58 colors but this is quite possibly the best one for pale skin. You’ll be able to find reds, nudes, and pinks made by this brand and all of them are great. However, if you’re looking for that perfect nail polish, pale skin combo- this is your best choice.