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Nail the right shade for your skin tone with this handy cheat sheet.

Chelsea Burns
November 26, 2014

Nail the right shade for your skin tone with this handy cheat sheet.

If your skin has a warm cast: Go for the gold

"Golden hues enhance yellow undertones, giving hands a warm glow and more youthful look," says New York City celeb manicurist Jin Soon Choi. (First row, left to right.)

1. Pearl power—YSL La Laque Couture in Doré Orfévre, $27; neimanmarcus.com.

2. Festive flecks—Nails Inc Special Effects in Belgrave Square, $15; amazon.com.

3. Luxe lacquer—OPI in OPI with a Nice Finn-ish, $10; ulta.com.

4. Subtle shimmer—Deborah Lippmann in Autumn in New York, $20; sephora.com.

5. 14k cool—Julep Color Treat in Mahima, $14; amazon.com.

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If your skin has a cool cast: Stick with silver

"The blue hues in silver shades counteract pink undertones, creating a flattering contrast that brightens your skin," Choi notes. (Second row, left to right.)

6. Cosmic color—Smith & Cult in Bang the Dream, $18; smithandcult.com.

7. Steel appeal—Nars in Amarapura, $20; neimanmarcus.com.

8. Frosted finish—Essie in Jiggle Hi, Jiggle Low, $9; nordstrom.com.

9. Precious metal—JinSoon in Mica, $18; nordstrom.com.

10. Sparkle on—Sally Hansen Big Glitter in Costume Glitters, $6; at mass retailers.

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