A lot of businesses and offices have very strict rules about what shades of nail polish are allowed, if any at all is. Most places that have these rules allow nude polishes. Finding the right nude for your skin tone however can be kinda tricky. But, with their new Touch collection, Zoya has given us 3 new options to find one that works.
I'm sure you're all aware by now that I'm not normally a fan of nude polish or the "mannequin hands" trend of matching your polish to your skin tone so your fingers look like a store mannequin. So I was pleasantly surprised when I found I kind of liked 2 of the 3 colors in this collection. It would be a 3 out of 3 but one of them clashes with my skin tone a bit.
The entire Touch collection had incredible application, even for Zoya polishes. They went on incredibly smoothly and have great pigmentation. All 3 have a pearl-like finish to them which gives a nice depth and interest to the polish. With all 3 I used a base coat of China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base and a top coat of Barielle Manicure Extender. A little tip if you can't find or want to try the Barielle top coat, check your local TJ Maxx or Marshall's. That's where I usually find it and at a much lower cost than online.
Minka has a yellow-ish base to it. This is the one that I felt clashed a bit with my skin tone. I used 2 coats for full coverage.
Shay is more pink based and is the one I felt most closely matched my skin tone. Again I used 2 coats.
I have a few bonus shots of this one for you. First is an angled sun shot to show you the pearl finish.
Next is a side by side comparison of Minka and Shay in the bottle so you can see the difference in the base tones.
Pandora is a little darker and brown based, but still leans more to the pink side than yellow. This one was probably my favorite of the 3. Mostly because it was darker than my actual skin tone so there was more of a contrast. With this one I did 2 coats of polish on my ring and index finger but only 1 coat on the rest of my fingers. I did this to show you how opaque these colors really are, with a steady hand you can probably get away with just one coat on any of these. But also to show you how if your skin tone is sort of inbetween Shay and Pandora just one coat of Pandora could be a good option for you.
If you're looking for an office appropriate nude or just a calming color for a breather between bolder colors hopefully you'll find one you like from these 3.
Disclaimer: The product(s) in this post were provided to me by the company for consideration.