DIY Nude Nail Polish

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GUNAS New York

You can make your own custom nude nail polish color by mixing your Mineral Foundation with an ivory or cream shade of nail polish. I tried it out on an old bottle of nail polish that I got at Ulta, it was kind of an ivory color that I used to use for French Manicures.


Here’s what you need:

1. Bare Mineral Powder Foundation

2. Ivory or cream colored nail polish

3. A spatula



I scooped about 4 spatulas of the Bare Minerals Foundation into the nail polish, and then screwed the cap back on. (see below=1 scoop on the spatula)



Shake it up until fully mixed.You can start to see the nail polish color change colors to a nude shade.



My nails naturally have a bluish purple color to them as you can see in the photo below. It is especially blue when I am cold, which I think looks really weird. So I love the idea of a nude color that matches my skin tone! Pictured below, left is my nail with only clear polish on, and the right 2 nails are painted with one coat of the new nude shade of nail polish that I just made.



Here is what it looks like on my nails after 1 coat:



Here is what it looks like after 2 coats of polish:




A few days later I did my nails again, and wanted to paint them using the same new nude nail polish color that I made, but wanted to make it more shimmery instead of such a matte nude. So it tried adding 1 coat of “show me the ring” by Essie Nail color over 2 coats of the BM nude nail color.



Here is how it came out, “show me the ring” is sort of a sheer white-gold shade, and so layering it over the nude made it look like a shimmery golden nude color.





So pretty, and really nice neutral shade for my photoshoots.

What a great new use for Bare Minerals and to revamp an old nail polish color! I’m also going to try and see what happens if I add it to a bright pink color or red….


Based in Hollywood, Sunset Blonde Beauty aka Rachel Bernstein is a Model, Beauty Editor, Beauty Consultant, & Makeup Artist specializing in celebrity, media, appearances, red carpet, events, fashion & lifestyle photoshoots and head shot makeup & hair. Having been a Professional Model for over 15 years, traveling the world, and working with some of the best in the industry, she really knows what it takes to work behind the scenes. She has studied makeup, and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Fine Art, with graphic design and photography concentrations. She applies her knowledge of modeling, make-up, photography, art and design with years of experience, making her an expert in her field. She currently owns her own beauty product line called Sunset Blonde Beauty (, and luxury clip-in hair extension brand Cashmere Hair (

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