At Heist, we know that finding the perfect shade of nude tights can be a daunting task. It is often frustrating to choose a hue that matches your skin tone, and it can be even more discouraging when shades are limited. But don't worry, we've got you covered. 

In 2017 Heist launched The Nude Project, a global study aiming to answer one of the most crucial questions in the fashion industry: What is nude? 
Having collected data from 100,000 women, we identified 1,000 unique skin tones that generated our 7 shades, so there’s an accurate match for every wearer. Whether you’re looking to match your skin tone, or go up a shade for a sun-kissed glow, The Nude is a flawless finish to any outfit; a guaranteed good pair day!
In this blog, we’ll guide you through a step-by-step process of finding the right shade for you. 

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Step 1: Determine your undertone(s)

The first step to finding your shade is to determine your skin’s undertone. Undertones refer to the colours that are beneath the surface of your skin. They are typically categorised as cool, warm, or neutral. Knowing your undertone will help you choose the right shade of tights that will complement your skin tone.

The easiest way to determine which of our 7 shades is right for you? Our Nudes quiz! (quiz link). Designed to find your perfect pair, our quiz will match you to one of our shades. 

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Alternatively, try the following to determine your skin’s undertone:

Check your veins
Look at the veins on your wrist. If they appear blue, you likely have cool undertones. If they look green, you likely have warm undertones. If you can't decide whether your veins look blue or green, you may have neutral undertones.

Check your jewellery: 
People with cool undertones tend to better suit silver jewellery, while those with warm undertones work well in gold. If both gold and silver look good on you, you may have neutral undertones.

Check your skin’s reaction to the sun: 
People with cool undertones tend to burn easily and have difficulty tanning, while those with warm undertones tend to tan easily. If you're somewhere in between, you may have neutral undertones.

Step 2: Match your undertone to our shades

Once you have determined your undertone, you can match it to one of our 7 shades.

Cool Undertones: Try the 10 or 50 shades.

Rosy/Peachy Undertones: Try the 20 shade.

Warm Undertones: Try the 30, 40, or 70 shades.

Yellow/Olive Undertones: Try the 60 shade.

For some, tights can act as makeup for your legs. Our tights are seamless and buttery soft, designed to make you feel your best so you’re ready to take on the world. For those looking for a sun-kissed glow on those dreary days, match your shade, then try one shade up. Nothing beats the cold like a summer glow…real or not!

If you’re still unsure, take our quiz.


Identifying the right shade of nude may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be. By following these steps, we’ll help you find a seamless shade match. Uncover tights that will complement your skin and elevate any outfit. Bare elegance - guaranteed.