Amidst the neon nail polishes, textured manicures and creative nail art, sometimes all we want is a simple, polished manicure. Enter the new nail polish collection from Revlon that is giving us exactly that. The iconic beauty brand has just launched Nude Expressions, a collection of eight neutral nail polishes. The shades are designed to match many skin tones for a minimalist style that is right on trend with the 1990s beauty look of the moment.
Modeled by actress and Revlon representative Olivia Wilde, the limited edition polishes include shades such as “Cool Beige” and “Natural Tan.” Both light and dark hues are included, and they vary from pink to yellow undertones—making the colours seem more like foundation or concealer than a typical nail polish range. Indeed, the “mannequin hands” look is back.
“In this collection, there is a shade for everyone and you can customize the polish for your skin tone by layering different shades,” said Revlon nail expert Leeanne Colley, who layered the “Porcelain” shade overtop a creamy white Revlon polish for the nails at Lucian Matis Fall 2013. “Your foundation is a perfect hint for what [Nude Expression] shade you should choose—nude polish is, after all, a foundation for your nails.”
Like all of Revlon’s ColorStay Nail Enamel polishes, the collection uses the brand’s unique double barrel brush, which is key for getting a streak-free application with such pale shades. The Nude Expressions collection will retail for $9 each and be available at retailers across Canada from April to May.