The Best Nude Nail Polishes on the Market
From glazed-doughnut nails to a matte French manicure, we're always on the lookout for the coolest nail trends to hit the scene. But, if there's one thing that transcends all trends, it's sporting a classic nude nail color. Nude nail polish is timeless and elegant. It goes with everything and anything and looks so effortlessly chic. However, "nude" is subjective, especially considering the wide range of skin tones and undertones to accommodate. Luckily, we found plenty of nail polishes that offer a wide range of nude and neutral nail colors, whether it's a light beige or an off-white cream to dark browns. We rounded up the best nude and neutral nail polishes on the market.
We found plenty of trendy nudes from some of our favorite brands, like Olive & June, Essie, OPI, and more. If you're looking to expand your neutral nail polish collection, we found a few nail polish sets that include a range of nude shades that will complement every skin tone. One even comes with a set of nude nail art stickers for some extra pizazz. You can shop from a variety of nail polishes, including quick-dry formulas, gel-like finishes, and even a plant-based polish. Whether you want your mani to shimmer and shine or stay glossy and opaque, these nude nail polishes have got you covered. Shop our top picks ahead.
— Additional reporting by Lauren Harano
Nude Nail Polishes: OPI Infinite Shine Long-Wear Nail Polish in Nudes/Neutrals
The OPI Infinite Shine Long-Wear Nail Polish in Nudes/Neutrals ($14) is a collection of stunning nude and neutral shades that complement every skin tone. This formula has around up to 11 days of gel-like shine and wear, plus, it's chip-resistant. You can choose from 15 shades ranging from pinky nudes to dark browns, and everything in between.
Nude Nail Polishes: Londontown Nude Mood Lakur Enhanced Colour Nail Lacquer Collection
The Londontown Nude Mood Lakur Enhanced Colour Nail Lacquer Collection ($16) has a gel-like wear that is formulated to provide strength and moisture to your nails. It's got a high-shine finish as well as an opaque color payoff. It comes in four neutral colors, including a rich chocolate brown, a taupe, a beige, and a shimmery champagne.
Nude Nail Polishes: Nails Inc. Everybody in Love Nail Polish Set With Stickers
From a rich dark brown to a cream nude shade, the Nails Inc. Everybody in Love Nail Polish Set With Stickers ($23) has four perfectly neutral shades for every skin tone and color preference. These nail polishes contain AHAs to help keep your nails smooth. Each shade has a high-impact color payoff and a long-wearing formula. Plus, you get a set of stylish stickers for some elevated nude nail art.
Nude Nail Polishes: Nailtopia Nail Lacquer in Champagne Dreams Plant Based, Bio-Sourced, Chip Free
The Nailtopia Nail Lacquer in Champagne Dreams ($10) is a lovely light beige that makes for a great base nude shade. You can also get the shade Mocho Loco, which is a medium beige. The nail polish is plant based and cruelty free. Plus, it's infused with vitamins and minerals that will help strengthen your nails. It has a chip-free, long-lasting wear as well.
Nude Nail Polishes: Essie Expressie Quick-Dry Nail Polish in Millennium Momentum
If you're looking for a fast-drying formula, the Essie Expressie Quick-Dry Nail Polish in Millennium Momentum ($10) is a great option for all your quick mani needs. All you need is one to two coats of this nail polish, and nothing else. This formula dries in about a minute with a glossy shine finish. You can also get the shades Buns Up, Mid-Day Mocha, or Cold Brew Crew if you're looking for a different type of nude.
Nude Nail Polishes: Deborah Lippmann Chocolate Cravings Nail Polish Set
If you're looking for a collection of neutrals to add to your arsenal, the Deborah Lippmann Chocolate Cravings Nail Polish Set ($36) is perfect for all your nude nail needs. It delivers high-impact color with a glossy shine that mimics getting a gel manicure. It comes with six shades of nude ranging from a cream shade to a dark brown shade.
Nude Nail Polishes: OPI Nail Lacquer Nail Polish in Nudes/Neutrals/Browns
If you're in the market for something neutral that has pink and dusty rose undertones, the OPI Nail Lacquer Nail Polish in Nudes/Neutrals/Browns ($11) is a great collection to choose from. It's a fast-drying formula with up to seven days of wear. It comes in eight neutral and nude shades that lean pink, including a cool-toned taupe and a shimmery pink-ish nude.
Nude Nail Polishes: ILNP Chleo in Neutral Blush Pink Holographic Sheer Jelly Nail Polish
If you're on the hunt for something mesmerizing, glam, and shimmery, the ILNP Chleo in Neutral Blush Pink Holographic Sheer Jelly Nail Polish ($10) is an eye-catching nude shade that will stun. It's holographic in the sun and shimmers as the light hits it to give it a dynamic finish. It's long lasting and fast drying.
Nude Nail Polishes: Olive and June Pumpkin Spice Latte Set
You can never go wrong with a set of warm toned nudes, and the Olive and June Pumpkin Spice Latte Set ($45) has a neutral shade for every mood. The set includes a cinnamon brown, a terracotta orange, a dusty apricot, a creamy neutral, and a high-shine top coat. You can mix and match all the shades for a unique nude moment, since all the shades complement each other.