@Ibebeauty wearing (from pinky to thumb) Almond, Nude, Brunette, Mocha, and Cocoa.
TGB Brand Ambassador @jasminecorinna_mua wearing Caramel.
TGB Nail Expert @sadiejnails shows off some nail art featuring the Nu Nudes Collection.
TGB Brand Ambassador @_arjenesisnails wearing Mocha.
@beauty_nottingham wearing Woody.
@nafsalon using Brunette.
TGB Nail Expert @smnailz wears a French manicure featuring the Nu Nudes Collection (from thumb to pinky) Vanilla, Caramel, Woody, Chocolate, and Mocha.
@megs_nails_los wears Almond.
@anastasiyaova.com wearing Vanilla.
Historically, the polish color “nude” has matched just a few skin tones: that in the light, beige color palette. But in the year 2021, the status quo is no longer enough. For all modern beauty brands inclusivity is the name of the game, and The GelBottle has taken that call-to-action in stride. The GelBottle’s Nu Nudes collection, released in the summer of 2020, has worked to diversify what the term “nude” really means. With 12 colors to choose from, Nu Nudes has expanded the complexions it’s able to match, ranging from the lightest to the darkest skin tones.
There is much work to be done to address the racial and social injustices in 2021. Underrepresentation in the nail world is something The GelBottle has addressed with this new line. With Nu Nudes, “neutral” or “nude” is no longer a single color but rather a range of options – something clients of all cultures are able to define for themselves.
When it comes to what clients can do with this line, we’re seeing a return to simplicity and minimalism this year. Shades like smooth Caramel, syrupy and rich Mocha, or creamy Honey offer popular runway looks that include short, bare nails, and evergreen clean, chic nails. The 12 colors of Nu Nudes offer a spectrum of natural shades that are truly representative of a multitude of complexions, bringing the term “bare” out of the beige color scheme. And later this year, The GelBottle’s sister brand, Peacci, will introduce a matching lacquer line with these same 12 unique shades so clients can up their manicure game in shades that actually match their complexion. Less is more in 2021, and with Peacci’s new line, we anticipate to see more nail designs that include simple French manicures, or clean, geometric designs for a more indie style.
Brand partner Alec Cole Hinz says, “If you look at the #nudenails hashtag, you’ll notice something weird…they’re all pink or clear…So if your brain instantly thinks beige or pink when you think of nude, this is why. You were conditioned to think that way.”
2021 is an opportunity to create diversity within the beauty industry. The GelBottle has taken cues from companies like Fenty Beauty and Milk to push back against what has been considered traditionally “beautiful” in the past and create something that is truly representative for all polish-wearers.
Use this collection of Nu Nudes to challenge your own approach to nude and neutral, and pave the way for more inclusivity and diversity for your clients.
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