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Best Summer Nail Polish Shades for Your Skin Tone

Celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippmann shares the best shades for summer, plus the most flattering hues for your skin tone.

By Dori Katz

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Fair/Light Skin Tone: Pink

Creamy magenta is just right for pale skin.

SinfulColors Nail Polish in Scandal, $2

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Fair/Light Skin Tone: Nude

Try a clean beige with pink undertones.

Essie Nail Polish in Prima Ballerina, $8.50

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Fair/Light Skin Tone: Yellow

Think sheer and bright.

Revlon Top Speed Nail Enamel in Crystal Glow, $6

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Medium Skin Tone: Pink

Peach accents add balance.

OPI Nail Lacquer in I Eat Mainely Lobster, $9

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Medium Skin Tone: Nude

Swipe on an opaque, full-coverage color.

Flower Nail'd It Nail Lacquer in Make My Daylily, $5

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Medium Skin Tone: Yellow

Soft, buttery shades blend nicely.

NYC New York Color Quick Dry Nail Polish in Lexington Yellow, $2

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Dark Skin Tone: Pink

Fluorescent pink pops perfectly.

ORLY Nail Lacquer in Neon Heat, $8.50

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Dark Skin Tone: Nude

Opt for a golden caramel with subtle shimmer.

Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer in No More Drama, $18

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Dark Skin Tone: Yellow

The bolder, the better. Neon citrus is fun and happy.

Sally Hansen Triple Shine Nail Color in Lemon Shark, $5

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