How to find the most flattering red nail polish for you

How to find the most flattering red nail polish for you

12 April 2023 – 2 min read

Red nails: classic. But with so many shades in the Kester Black rainbow of natural, breathable nail polish, how do you choose the right one for you? 

While it's pretty hard to get it wrong, it can be super easy to get it oh-so-right. We've got some simple tips to help you pick the right red for your skin tone, every time.

How to choose the most flattering red nail polish for your skin tone

The magic trick? Get acquainted with your skin’s undertones. There are three types of undertones, and every skin colour fits into one of these categories.

You're either warm (yellow or golden), cool (red, pink or blue), or neutral (a mix). So, how do you figure out which one is you?

Easy. Check the colour of the veins on your wrist in natural light. If they look blue/purple you’re cool, babe. If they appear greener you’re warm toned (and probs warm hearted, we're guessing!) If it’s difficult to tell you’re neutral toned.

Still not sure? What jewellery do you wear? If your skin is complemented by silver jewellery you’re cool. If you look great in gold, you’re warm. If you look amazing in both then you’re neutral toned and we’re not jealous at all.

The best red nail polish for warm undertones

Hey there, little sunkissed angel. Your glowy complexion looks even more golden when you wear red nail polish with warm tones. Think corals, warm, orange-y reds, and red with a little bit ‘o pink. Trust us, they’ll bring out the best in you.

Rouge - A classic red nail polish that channels old school Hollywood glam. The orange undertones in Rouge will make your nails pop.

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The best red nail polish for cool undertones

If you want a classic red that will look absolute fire with your cool skin, go for a shade that has a hint of blue. Want some drama? Darker raspberry and deep cherry reds will add a moody edge and a hint of noir.

Narcissist - One of our best selling nail polishes ever looks particularly good on you. It’s a devastating red that commands attention.

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Cherry Pie - The ultimate badass, blue-undertoned, cult red nail polish. It pulls no punches. This is a red nail polish with maximum effect. PLEASE NOTE: We expect to have Cherry Pie back in stock in mid-2024. Keep your eyes peeled!

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The best red nail polish for neutral undertones

Ok, so you can wear pretty much any red you want and it’s going to look amazing. But deep, rich reds look particularly striking. Think red wine and gemstones. If only we all had red wine and gemstones….

Pinot Noir - Possibly the most sophisticated red nail polish we’ve ever made. This rich, wine-inspired red is a little bit of luxury for your nails.

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Ready to take things to the next level? Here are 5 steps for the perfect at-home manicure. Or check out how to find the best lipsticks based on your skin tone.

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