It’s hard to recommend a color without seeing the person in question but I’ll have a go at it. People with olive skin tones usually have an underlying tones of yellow, green or gray. So they look great in neutral tones, so a nude color will be right up her alley. Nude nail polish is also a huge Fall 2011 trend so you’ve got yourself stylish friend! Here are a few of my favorites that your friend might enjoy:
OPI nail polish in Makes Men Blush – This milky nude pink shade is flattering on pale skin and just an overall pretty color. When I think of a nude nail polish, this is it.
Zoya Nail Polish in Pandora – is described as: A medium pink-beige nude with blue and mauve undertones and a hint of pearly silver shimmer. This shade is opaque and full coverage so if sheer is not your thing then you’re in the right place. However if you don’t like shimmer then you’re in wrong place and you’ll want to continue reading.
Deborah Lippman Naked Nail Lacquer – Is a barely there pinky-beige that’s very natural looking. This translucent neutral nail polish is made for layering so you can add an opaque hue underneath if you want to or you can wear the polish as is. This is your back to basics neutral that’s anything but basic.
I’d love to see what nail polish your friend decides to pick so be sure to let me know!