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The Very Best Red Nail Polishes for Every Skin Tone

Allure Logo By Chloe Metzger of Allure | Slide 1 of 4: Red shades with a touch of blue are ideal for fair skin, which tends to have cooler undertones. "A classic red—think crimson or cardinal—contrasts with pale skin just enough to leave your hands looking crisp and clean," says Sally Hansen manicurist Madeline Poole. If you want to go a bit darker, try a rich raspberry or make a statement with a deep cherry red. Just make sure it doesn't look too close to black against your fair skin. As a rule, stay away from warm reds or corals; they emphasize the natural ruddiness often found in pale skin.

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Red shades with a touch of blue are ideal for fair skin, which tends to have cooler undertones. "A classic red—think crimson or cardinal—contrasts with pale skin just enough to leave your hands looking crisp and clean," says Sally Hansen manicurist Madeline Poole. If you want to go a bit darker, try a rich raspberry or make a statement with a deep cherry red. Just make sure it doesn't look too close to black against your fair skin. As a rule, stay away from warm reds or corals; they emphasize the natural ruddiness often found in pale skin.
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