As far as their manicures are concerned, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle have to follow strict beauty rules. Not only must their nails be appropriately shaped and groomed, they must also remain on the neutral side of the spectrum. And, surprisingly enough, a collection of queen-approved nude nail polishes isn’t as boring as you’d think.
Ahead, we share some of the best neutral nail polish colors to try.
1. Zoya Nail Polish in ‘Farah’
When it comes to royal manicures, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle must keep their nails on the more natural side of the spectrum. For the perfect opaque beige, the soon-to-be sister-in-laws might love a coat of Zoya Nail Polish in “Farah.” The subtle lacquer illuminates bare nails with a hint of shine.
Next: This one rivals the queen’s favorite polish.
2. Context Nail Lacquer in ‘Ain’t Love Strange’
If Kate and Meghan are looking for an updated, less chemical-ridden alternative to the queen’s favorite polish color (Essie Polish in “Ballet Slippers”), they may want to consider Context Nail Lacquer in “Ain’t Love Strange.” The 5 free formula is vegan, non-toxic, and free of some of the gross chemicals often found in nail polishes (think: formaldehyde, toluene, and camphor). Not to mention, it’s soft, opaque pink color gives the nails a neutral splash of color.
Next: This one is vegan and free of harmful chemicals.
3. SpaRitual nail polish in ‘Vibration’
Did you know that popular skin care brand, SpaRitual also makes incredible nail polishes? We’re certain Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle would swoon over their soft pink “Vibration” polish.
Next: This shade was inspired by a popular color seen at New York Fashion Week
4. LVX nail lacquer in ‘Dorsay’
Inspired by fashion, LVX nail lacquers are perfect for matching your nail polish to your outfits. As for a color the queen would approve of for her granddaughter-in-laws? We have our money on “Dorsay.” Inspired by runway looks from Narciso Rodriguez, Antonio Berardi, Roberto Cavalli, and J Mendel’s spring 2014 collections, the bright almond cream is a perfect shade for everyday wear.
Next: A must-try sheer pink.
5. Côte nail polish in ‘No. 6’
Another neutral nail polish color Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle may pick out at the nail salon? Côte’s No. 6 nail polish. Described as a blush tone neutral, the cruelty-free and vegan formula provides the nails with a fresh, bright, and clean appearance.
Next: The perfect set of three.
6. Tenoverten Perfect Neutrals
It’s always nice to have options — even when it comes to neutrals. We love the Tenoverten Perfect Neutrals set for both its variety and stunning take on nude nails. With three shades to choose from — Baxter, Jane, and Houston — you’ll never be without the perfect peachy neutral.
Next: The queen only wears nail polish from this brand.
7. Essie Polish in ‘Bare With Me’
From the queen’s favorite nail polish brand — Essie, of course — comes a gorgeous, peachy take on nude. We love the “Bare With Me” polish from Essie for both its subtle, yet girly, manicure potential.