Nude nails are all the rage this season, and why not? They have a great slimming, elongating effect. The key is to find a shade that complements your skin tone the way Malin Akerman‘s pale blush complements hers. Celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippmann, who worked on Badgley Mischka‘s spring show, shared her secrets for choosing the perfect shade. “There is always a right way to wear nude so that it complements your skin tone,” Lippmann told InStyle.com. Begin with a peek at the inside of your wrist to determine your complexion. If you see yellow undertones, try an opaque beige. If the color veers more toward pink, choose a sheer mauve. When trying on a polish, look at the skin near the cuticle. “If it appears to be reddish or gray,” Lippmann told us, “the shade you’re wearing may not be the best one for you.” Instead, settle on one that makes your fingers look long and lean. Check out the gallery below of our favorite nude polishes this season.