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The Perfect Red Nail

It can be challenging choosing the perfect red nail polish with so many options available but at Emolyne, it’s Your Shade Your Rules, and we want to make it easy for you to wear your best red nail.

So how do you select which shade?

We’ve developed 15 different nail shades that ensure no skin tone is excluded and every undertone is celebrated.  Understanding your complexion and matching the perfect range of red nail shades will make wearing red nail polish a no-brainer.

We’ve put together a guide below on the best way to start picking out your first red nail shades. Once you’ve got the hang of it, you’ll be able to switch between our 15 shades whenever you like.

The Best Red Nail Polish for Cool Skin Tones

If you’ve got cool undertones, then you may suit blue-based red nail polishes. You’re lucky in that you can get away with smouldering darker shades like our highly pigmented Nigeria a berry plum shade, Lagos a deep maroon red or Kira, a royal plum red that oozes elegance. Use these colours as a starting point and then start experimenting with our other shades too.

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The Best Red Nail Polish for Warm Skin Tones

Warm skin tones benefit from orange and brick red based shades. Fiery reds come alive on warm skin tones – we recommend Zanzibar, an alluring and highly pigmented bright red nail or Casablanca an orange-red polish. If you want something a little more understated and subtle, then Alexandria is a beautiful muted brick red. If you’re feeling a bit experimental then go for something opposite to your skin tone – celebrate the contrast.

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The Best Red Nail Polish for Neutral Skin Tones

If you’ve got a neutral skin tone you can be experimental with all of our choices of red nail polish – choose true reds for an intense nail look that plays to your strengths. Libreville is a true red shade that will take you from day to night as will Cape Town a classic red. Our shade Seychelles is another statement red that will draw the eye – you’re spoilt for choice.

If you want to take your red makeup look to the next level, our shade finder will let you see what each of our 15 red shades will look like on your skin tone. You can also view our perfectly matching nail and lip kits to ensure you’re fully coordinated.

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