In case you haven’t noticed, barely-there nail polishes have been all the rage nowadays. Countless nude manicures have taken social media by storm, from the “naked nails” trend to the OG “glazed donut” aesthetic that started the slew of food-inspired trends. Even outside of social media, international and local trendsetters alike have been cutting back on the color and opting for a pared-down manicure instead.
If you’re ready to jump on the bandwagon, your first assignment is to find a sheer nail polish that comes close to your natural nail color. Think your nails but better! To help you get started, we’ve rounded up a few recos ahead for your next DIY pamper sesh.
SHOP: Sheer Nail Polishes for Barely-There Manicures
1. Zoya Nail Lacquer in Sabrina
Zoya’s Sabrina shade is described as a white nail polish with “pale hints of fleshy pink.” That makes it the perfect pastel shade for minimalist beauty lovers with light skin tones.
Nail Lacquer in Sabrina, P475, ZOYA, Lazada
2. Kiko Milano Breather Nail Lacquer in Egg Shell
It’s always worth investing in a non-drying nail polish formula, regardless of whether or not you struggle with brittle nails. For example, Kiko Milano’s vegan formula creates a non-occlusive film on your nails to prevent any damage. Plus, their Egg Shell shade looks so, so pretty!
Breather Nail Lacquer in Egg Shell, P450, KIKO MILANO, Lazada
3. Bench Beauty Nail Polish in Pearl
On a tight budget? No worries! This nail polish from Bench Beauty can give you a sophisticated manicure for less than a hundred pesos.
Nail Polish in Pearl, P79, BENCH BEAUTY, Lazada
4. Orly Gel Fx Nail Color in Pink Nude
For a long-lasting manicure, go for a gel formula like Orly’s Gel Fx Nail Color. We recommend Pink Nude, a rosy white hue that will brighten your skin’s natural undertones.
Gel Fx Nail Color in Pink Nude, P995, ORLY, Shopee
5. OPI Nail Lacquer in Put It In Neutral
OPI’s Put It In Neutral is a fool-proof choice for all kinds of subtle looks. In particular, this kind of muted pink works especially well for the classic french mani!
Nail Lacquer in Put It In Neutral, P495, OPI, Lazada
6. Sally Hansen GOOD. KIND. PURE. Demi Matte in Cashew Butter
Infused with Bamboo and Marine Algae, Sally Hansen’s GOOD. KIND. PURE. Demi Matte nail polish is another nourishing formula that won’t dry out your nails. Our favorite shade from the line is a neutral beige called Cashew Butter.
GOOD. KIND. PURE. Demi Matte in Cashew Butter, P545, SALLY HANSEN, Lazada
7. Orly Breathable Nail Lacquer in Kiss Me I’m Kind
If you’re a beginner, find a buildable formula that can prevent noticeable mistakes. Ease yourself in with this milky shade by Orly, which will remain sheer even with three coats.
Breathable Nail Lacquer in Kiss Me I’m Kind, P595, ORLY, Lazada
8. Curated Colors Sheer Nail Polish in Chiffon
Curated Colors’ Sheer Nail Polish in Chiffon is a must-have for your next “milk bath” manicure. You can never go wrong with a semi-sheer white polish such as this!
Sheer Nail Polish in Chiffon, P145, CURATED COLORS, Lazada