OOO Polish Has a Nude Nail Color for Everyone
Finding the perfect nude nail polish isn’t always easy, but OOO Polish hits the nail on the head with their skin inspired colors. Created by Symantha Wechie-Onyechi, OOO Polish is meant to represent people of color and give them options in an industry where they are often an afterthought.
Their toxin and cruelty free formula also pays homage to African kingdoms, empires, queens and kings. From the Nok to the Jolof collections, the colors come in everything from rich earthy tones to vibrant jewel shades. But the stand-out shades are the essential nudes, made to cover the basics from fair to rich skin tones.
Their nail polishes come in two sizes: the mini 8ml (.27 oz) size at $5.50 and the larger 15ml (.51 oz) full size at $10. This might a bit of a splurge, but could be worth it if you are looking for a few unique colors.
I chose to paint my nails the color Fon, described as a dark chocolate with red undertones. It is darker than my skin tone (Rich 5), but not too dark that it would be mistaken for a black nail polish. The color is similar to the dark brown nude lipsticks that I wear regularly.
The nudes from OOO Polish are not meant to match different skin tones, but to compliment them. From the lightest of beige to the richest of chocolate, their nude nail polishes come in intensified cool, warm and even neutral undertones that allow them to stand out against the skin. Their unique shades mean everyone from fair to rich skin tones can find their perfect match and have multiple nudes to choose from. Whether you are looking for a neutral deep chocolate (Nok), an orange caramel (Bla) or a pale yellow nude (Terracotta), OOO Polish has your base coat covered.
The OOO Polish formula is not too thick or too thin and is beautifully opaque with the standard two coats. The shape of the brush is as good as their shade range: round enough to fit well around the cuticle, with short bristles that spread wide enough to cover most of the nail.
My nail polish lasted for exactly two weeks before it needed to be redone. When it did start to come off, I was surprised to find that it didn’t chip, but instead started to neatly peel away from the cuticle area.
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