(From left: Essie Nail Polish, Butter LONDON, Deborah Lippmann)
We don't know about you, but after all the sparkles, neons and red, white and blue hues from the past week, our nails are in serious need of a color detox. But as we all know, sometimes the simplest things (like the perfect natural-looking polish, ahem) are the hardest to find. Fret not, though. We've got your back (or rather your hands) and helped round up the last three nude polishes you'll ever need to buy. So without further adieu, here we go!
The Best Super-Conservative Nude: Essie Nail Polish in Allure ($8)
While you typically don't ever see the words "conservative" and "nude" in the same sentence, certain situations call for an ultra-classy manicure. This soft and sophisticated sheer, which was created for—you guessed it—Allure magazine, is the most universally flattering shade we've yet to see. Just ask Kate Middleton, who wore it on her wedding day. If it's good enough for the Queen, it's good enough for your, um, "lovely" conservative mother-in-law.
The Best Sultry Shimmer For a Hot Date: Butter LONDON in Yummy Mummy ($14)
No matter your skin tone, the just-right amount of seductive shimmer in this elegant beige will flatter your tips in the same way your killer LBD flatters your curves. A classic best-seller at Sephora, beauty buffs swear by the formula's super-opaque and chip-resistant properties, meaning this mani will last, well, all night long.
The Best Everyday Shade: Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer in Naked ($16)
The name pretty much says it all—if it's nude you're after, you can't get any more in the buff than "Naked." The silky neutral lacquer is infused with subtle pink undertones, mimicking an au natural finish that goes from work to the weekend and everywhere in between. Layer on two coats and voila! Barely there perfection.
We love, love, love these shades, but we want to hear about your favorites, too! Let us know below!