While the nail polish names we see in a nail salon are probably much more glamorous than real life, everyone loves a fresh coat.
This spring’s opaque colors have their downfalls. But what if your go-to color was pretty much invisible? At Altuzarra, the models got their nails didded all matte with “Fiji,” the super popular go-to color of my tweens. The nails just looked clean and shiny. It’s why we think you might consider the pale polishes this spring.
They’re all about shine rather than color, and they never clash with your outfit, and when they chip away as anyone who washes dishes, posts fire tweets can tell you. Plus, they dry in a snap because you have PLACES TO BE. Consider three coats for this one if you’re into it. AND remember that how it looks on YOUR skin tone matters so don’t text the whole time during your mani if you’re not doing it yourself. How it looks on the bottle might be a whole different story on your nails in real life, much like fan mail from your soul mate.
Here are some of our picks for the best barely there (RunwayRiot-tested) polishes.
Jin Soon in Doux, $18 here, butter LONDON nail lacquer in Yummy Mummy, $15 here, Dior Couture Color, $27 here, Nars Nail Polish in copper brown, $20 here, and Yves Saint Laurent, La Lacque in Rose Romantique, $28 here.