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Rows of cheerful corals, moody plums, and dainty pinks first beguile, then befuddle as we try to pick the best one. How to decide? We asked top manicurists to name ideal shades for various occasions.
FOR AN INTERVIEW: "Clean and simple" polish shades like pale pink, peach, or nude work best at telegraphing professionalism, says Choi.
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Try: 1. Sally Hansen Smooth and Perfect Color + Care in Linen 2. Revlon Sheer Translucide Nail Enamel in Sheer Nude
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FOR AN EVENING OUT: When you're ready to raise the roof, or even just tap on the ceiling, reach for adventurous shades like gunmetal, navy blue, tomato red, or canary yellow.
Try: 1. Orly Nail Lacquer in La Playa 2. Deborah Lippmann nail polish in Yellow Brick Road
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FOR A FORMAL EVENT: Reds-from fire engine to deep wine-are "the epitome of elegance," says New York City manicurist Gina Viviano.
Try: 1. L'Oreal Paris