Nude nail polishes really aren’t my thing. For me nail polish is all about adding something to my look and I just don’t feel like nude polishes do that. The last thing I want is my nails to be something that people don’t notice!
But try as I might, nude polishes are a huge trend right now. And while you’ll never catch me with mannequin hands I have been exploring some nude (like) polishes.
Late last year L’Oreal’s Collection Privee nail polish started popping up in US drugstores. This collection included 6 different nude polishes. Each a nude is a signature shade of one of L’Oreal spokes models. This one is of course Liya’s nude. If you are not familiar with Liya Kebede she is absolutely gorgeous and just happens to be a super model. No big deal.
Anyway, Liya’s Nude is a kind of muddy neutral taupe with slight purple undertones. The color while a bit safe is pretty. And it’s very flattering.
The formula is perfect. I used just two coats in my swatches.
I do quite like this polish. And it’s still appropriate for conservative work environments but isn’t yawn inducing which I appreciate. That being said, I did have to spruce this polish up with a little nail art. I shared a preview of that manicure over on TDV Instagram.
If you can’t find this collection in your local drugstore Liya’s Nude is available from drugstore.com.
Make sure to check out the swatches under the jump!