Allure magazine, in its April 2012 issue, put together a list of polishes shades for four important occasions: an interview, an evening out, a formal event, and a vacation.
FOR AN INTERVIEW
"Clean and simple" polish shades like pale pink, peach, or nude work best at telegraphic professionalism.
FOR AN EVENING OUT
Adventurous shades like gunmetal, navy blue, tomato red or canary yellow are perfect for a bold night on the town.
(Try Orly's La Playa or Deborah Lippmann's Yellow Brick Road.)
FOR A FORMAL EVENT
Reds — from fire engine to deep wine — are the epitome of elegance, according to Gina Viviano, a New York City manicurist.
FOR A VACATION
Juicy tangerine and hot pink shades make even pale skin look warmer. Advise clients to bring a bottle on their trip to retouch any chips.
Click here to read a similar list featured in Cosmopolitan's April 2012 issue.