When falls comes around, I instantly grab for my deeper, darker lipstick shades. I swear by berry colors, not only on my lips, but also on my nails. And the longer I’ve worn them, the more I’m veering towards darker shades. The darker the better! These are my 5 favorite dark nail polishes.
As you can see I have a bit of high end for you, but also some low low budget finds. There is a cranberry shade all the way up to what I think could be a dupe for the infamous Rouge Noir shade by Chanel. And don’t forget about a deep merlot and two burgundy/ brown shades with lots of sparkle.
Ciaté Paint Pot Strictly Legal
Strictly Legal by Ciaté was a shade that I came about quite randomly. I entered a giveaway on their Twitter account a few years ago and then I won! I was allowed to pick any shade they had in stock and I picked this dark berry with golden sparkle. It is like a deep wine colored shade, but because of the golden flecks it becomes a lot more dimensional and attractive on the nail.
ELF Nail Polish Cranberry
Another great shade for wearing this time of year is a full on cranberry shade. This one by ELF cost me just a few euros, maybe only one, and it is a gorgeous shade. Because it is a very cheap nail polish, the lasting power of this isn’t too great, but then again, for only a few bucks, this polish is good nonetheless.
Revlon Parfumerie Scented Nail Enamel Autumn Spice
One of the most special polishes I own is this one by Revlon. As far as I know these aren’t available in the Netherlands and that’s why I bought this in the UK drugstore. The Revlon Parfumerie line consists of scented nail polish and this one is not just called autumn spice because of the shade, but because that is what it smells like. The base of this shade is a deep chocolate brown, but it littered with red and gold specks of shimmer. And the scent? A cinnamon/ clove concoction that makes your nails smell like spiced punch.
Catrice Ultimate Nail Lacquer First Class Up-Grape
Another budget favorite are Catrice nail polishes. I haven’t been a huge fan of their nail polishes lately, but there are a few colors that were newly released that I did really like. First Class Up-Grape is a deep plum shade. Again with a little bit of golden sheen to it, but it’s not too noticeable on the nail. It just adds a tad of dimension to an otherwise deep and dark nail polish.
OPI Nail Lacquer Midnight in Moscow
Last but not least, is this OPI nail polish which I think could be a dupe for Chanel’s Rouge Noir. Because that is exactly what this is: black with a hint of red. You can only detect the red in this polish if you looks very closely in daylight. In most other lighting this simply looks black, especially if you’re fair skinned like me. If blackened red isn’t your thing, but you’re more into purples, then I can recommend checking out Lincoln Park After Dark, which is the same concept, but with a purple undertone to it.
As you can see there are plenty of great nail polishes around that are perfect for this time of year. From cranberry reds, to deep plums and anything in between: I like wearing it and I think it makes for an instant, classy nail look, especially if you add a bit of shimmer into the mix.
What are your favorite dark nail polishes?