best nail colors

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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;

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

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

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

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

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

7. Zoya Nail Polish in Lake ($10;

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

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

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