neutral nail polishes

Photo: Marko Metzinger/Studio D

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In the Flesh
Many "nude" nail polishes are sadly reminiscent of that Crayola color formerly known as "flesh"—an accurate label only if your skin tone fell in the narrow range between porcelain and peach. Manicurist Jenna Hipp has now made it easier for the rest of us to find a nail color that mirrors our skin color. Her HIPP x RGB collection includes not only a pink-tinged ivory called F2 but also a yellowish beige (F1), a bronzy-gold (F3), and a chocolate with red undertones (F4). One recent afternoon, we passed the creamy colors to O staffers with complexions ranging from alabaster to cocoa; the next day, everyone came in with a subtle—and every flattering—manicure.

$16 each;