Daunted by the rainbow of nail colours on the shelves? Fear not: backstage nail guru and Butter London Global Colour Ambassador Katie Jane Hughes can help you find the perfect nude, red and bold shades to suit your skin tone.
‘Experiment with the 'floating' nail-art trend, which was huge for summer. Paint your bare nail with a clear topcoat and use a striping brush to paint on a design in black or deep grey polish. I love these half-moons.’
‘Lucky you; pretty much every shade of red will look great with your skin tone. Try all of the shades already mentioned, or try my personal favourite for dark skin, Butter London 3 Free Nail Lacquer in Macbeth, £12, which has a pretty coral undertone.’
‘The brighter, the better! A statement yellow, vibrant orange or fuchsia would be great. Mix and match on fingers and toes and experiment with simple nail art, like painting a racing stripe down the middle.’