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The new, longer oval nail shape makes more of a statement, says polish expert Jin Soon. So choose a color that suits your skin tone. These ten shades are universally flattering.

1. Essie Nail Polish in Delhi Dance ($8.50; Essie.com)

2. Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Mötley Hue ($10; drugstores)

3. CND Vinylux Weekly Polish in Mauve Maverick ($10.50; CND.com for salons)

4. Clé de Peau Beauté Nail Lacquer in 6 ($25; CledePeauBeaute.com)

5. Formula X for Sephora Nail Polish in Breathtaking ($10.50; Sephora.com)

6. Butter London Sheer Wisdom Nail Tinted Moisturizer in Deep ($18; ButterLondon.com)

7. Zoya Nail Polish in Lake ($10; Zoya.com)

8. Jin Soon Nail Polish in Keppel ($18; Jinsoon.com)

9. Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro in Get Lucky ($20; DeborahLippmann.com)

10. OPI Nail Lacquer in Rich Girls & Po-Boys($10; drugstores)