I have tried a variety of nail polishes, from drugstore buys to “fancier” brands like OPI and Essie. The two brands I have been most impressed with are Revlon and Estee Lauder. Both offer the best color selection suitable for Indian skintones.
Indian women, fair, wheat complexion, or dark, look best wearing champagne colors. On our skin, champagne is classy, elegant, and wearable for day and night time looks. This is a great alternative for girls who have tried trendy pale pink nail polishes and have been unimpressed with how they looked against our olive, brown, or tan skin color.
Champagne colors are faintly gold, bronze, and silver, often with pink, peach or pearl undertones. They have a metallic shimmer that is not over-the-top, but still attracts attention. My favorite champagne nail polish is Revlon Nail Enamel in “915 Creme Brulee”, pictured above. The key to picking the right neutral color (read: versatile) for us is to choose a champagne that is closest to our skincolor; basically, you’ll look like you had a touch of King Midas’s magic!
My other favorite nail polish look for Indian women is of course the French manicure, but only on skin that is not ashy and dry! Check out my post on having soft, glowing hands to learn more.