Milky pink nail polish: 35 amazing shades for you

Are you craving a milky pink moment? If you’re looking for milky pink nail polish, this is the place to be.

We’ve got all the milkiest, creamiest pinks that are trending right now and we wanna share them!

We’ll look at milky pinks from all your favorite brands from drugstore to designer.

Plus, bonus tips for picking out the perfect milky pink nail polish.

Ready to peruse the pinks?

Let’s get into it.

Here’s what we’ll cover in this post:

What are milky nails? 

Let’s take a moment to explain what we mean when we say “milky nails”.

Milky nails are semi-transparent, modern, and minimalist nails that look like someone poured milk on your fingernails.

Milky nails usually come in white or pink and the semi-sheer finish makes them almost look like glass.

You may also hear people describe milky pink nail polishes as cloudy pinks, semi-opaque pinks, or sheer pinks.

Milky pink nails

Milky pink nails are pink nails with a hint of translucence, like milk.

They’re usually a lighter shade of pink and have a bit of white in them to create that semi-sheer finish.

Milky pink nails are perfect for spring and summer because they have a fresh and modern look.

Milky pink nails are very natural-looking.

They are also incredibly versatile because they can be worn with any outfit and will complement any style.

Whatever the occasion, milky pink nails are always a good idea.

Now that we know what milky pink nails are, let’s take a look at some of the best milky pink nail polishes currently available.

Best milky pink nail polish

Here are all the best milky pink nail polishes you can buy right now.

Zoya milky polishes:

Chelsea zoya blush pink nail polish
  • Chelsea – powdered blush creme that’s perfect for fair skin and spring!
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  • Dot – pale muted pink
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  • Portia – pale, cool rose nude

OPI milky pink polish shades:

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Essie pinks:

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Orly pink polish:

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orly Rose-Colored Glasses sheer rose

Cote milky pink polish

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  • No. 7 – milky peachy pink
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Nails inc milky pink polish

Butter London milky pink nail polish

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Beetles pink (gel polish) pastels:

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Barry M pink shades that are milky

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China Glaze:

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  • Innocence – Sweet and innocent pearly milk.
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Sally Hansen milky pink

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Deborah Lippman milky pink polish:

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Sheer milky pink nail polish

Milky nail polish can be very transparent or lean more towards an opaque finish.

The opacity level you choose is up to you, but do be aware that very sheer polishes are going to show more of your natural nails.

If your natural nails are in great condition, sheer milky pink is going to enhance their natural beauty.

If your natural nails have ridges, splits, or any other signs of overpainting, then you might wanna go for a milky pink polish that’s more opaque.

A sheer milky pink is perfect for those who want a hint of color on their nails without going too bold.

Opaque milky pink is great if you want a slightly stronger look and a bit more coverage.

Milky pink gel nail polish

Pink nail polishes that have a milky finish come in all different forms.

You can get regular milky pink nail polishes, but also gel polishes with this finish.

The finish is the same.

The only difference is that the gel polishes need to be cured under a UV or an LED lamp.

Milky pink gels may also last longer. You can reasonably expect 10-14 days for gel and 3 to 7 days from regular polish.

Of course, how long you get out of your milky manicure all depends on what you do with your hands.

Milky white pink nail polish

This is another way of saying milky pink nail polish.

However, milky white nail polishes are on the lighter end of the scale.

They cover the milky pinks that are mostly white with only a small drop of pink added into the mix.

If you’re looking for a very pale and delicate shade of pink, this is the kind of polish you want to go for.

Milky baby pink nail polish

Baby pinks are always popular and milky baby pink nails are no exception.

Milky baby pink is a light baby pink that has a cloudy finish and a touch of translucence to it.

Final thoughts and a few tips for choosing a milky pink polish

So that’s it!

We’ve rounded up some of the best options available.

Whether you want a sheer or opaque finish, there’s a polish out there that will suit your needs.

Before you go, let me give you my best tips for picking out the perfect shade of milky pink for you.

1. Consider your skin tone.

The general rule for a harmonious look is to pair cool pinks with cool skin and warm pinks with warm skin.

If you’re neutral – you can wear either warm or cool milky pinks.

2. Consider the occasion.

Milky pinks are very natural-looking and will give you a barely-there look.

This is great for everyday wear and for keeping it chic and subtle, but it may not work as well for special occasions.

3. Consider the outfit you’ll be wearing.

Milky pink should go with most outfits. But it doesn’t hurt to plan ahead and make sure that your nails match your dress or other clothes.

4. Experiment with different shades.

The best milky pink for you will only be found by trying a few out!

You might want to try different tones of pink, like baby, soft, rose, etc.

Or try out different opacity levels to find what you like best.

5. Ask for recommendations/check polish descriptions.

Polish descriptions are your friends! Read them. Study them. Use them to help you choose!

Not all polish makers do a good job of explaining the exact color.

But Zoya is particularly good at describing their polishes, so I’d recommend starting there if you’re confused about shades.

Thanks for reading this post and I hope you found it helpful!

Happy pinking!

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