nail color for medium olive skin tones

posted 5 months ago in Beauty
Post # 16
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Blushing bee

The nail colours that suit you best will probably depend on your skin’s undertone rather than the actual shade of your skin.

If you have a warm undertone (in natural light your veins appear greenish, and your skin looks more yellowish next to white paper), then warm toned colours will suit you best.

If you have a cool undertone (in natural light your veins appear bluish, and your skin looks more pinkish next to white paper), then cool toned colours will suit you best.

So for a nude colour, a peachy nude is best for warm undertones, and a pinky nude is better for cool skin tones.

For champagne colours, ones with more gold will suit warm undertones, and ones with more silver will suit cool undertones. 

Post # 18
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Blushing bee

TheGridMonster :  my phone glitched or something, the photo posted seperate from my comments.  Its Essie’s Minimalist.    I just found it today and I love it!!!!!   

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee

My go to is Essie Sheer Fantasy 

Post # 21
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Blushing bee

kristin36890 :  Olive a really broad description of a range of skintones, rather than an undertone. I have olive skin with a warm undertone, while my sister has olive skin with a cool undertone. Colours that suit her don’t look good on me, and vice versa. 

Post # 22
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Bumble bee

@onlythemarginleft Olive is an undertone, it’s a greenish undertone. It’s neither warm nor cool, that’s why it’s no hard to find colors that complement it. Makeup brands usually only make products with warm or cool undertones, not olive. There are some brands that make makeup specifically for people with olive undertones such as Asians or Mediterranean backgrounds. 

Post # 24
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Bumble bee

alfalfasprout10518 :  I’m Greek, Mexican and Native American! I got the Greek olive skin 100%, I’m basically just green. The only foundation I’ve found that works is the CoverFX G+ colors. The + is for olive undertones and it matches my skin perfectly. Now my next search is for a bronzer that doesn’t look orange or red on me.

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

alfalfasprout10518 :  I mean a deep mauve could work depending on your color scheme–I don’t see why wedding nail colors should be limited to ‘barely there’/nude/natural colors. But if that is what you want, then use mauve for an everyday color instead if you so choose.

Post # 29
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Bumble bee

alfalfasprout10518 :  I’ve completely given up on blush haha. It’s so frickin hard to find a shade that doesn’t make me look like I have rosacea or something. It’s like I put foundation on to get rid of any redness and then the blush just makes it look like I put the redness back on. So frustrating so I just gave up. I’ve heard that coral blushes work with olive undertones, but I haven’t found one yet that is a good mix between orange and pink. They’re either too orange or too pink.

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