Look for a pink hue—it enhances the pink and blue undertones common in pale skin. Rimmel London Salon Pro Nail Polish in Chic Chick, $6, shoppersdrugmart.ca. Revlon Sheer Translucent Nail Enamel in Sheer Petal, $6, revlon.ca.
Go a touch darker than your skin tone with a peachy or pinky beige to brighten your natural complexion. M.A.C Cosmetics Nail Lacquer in Skin, $19, maccosmetics.com.
Avoid yellows, as they'll make skin look sallow. Try cool, creamy beige tones. Nicole by OPI Nail Polish in That's Putting It Mild, $11, opi.com. Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Truffle Shuffle, $11, shoppers drugmart.ca.