The upside to summer ending? Even if the sun sets earlier, your manicure will still shine. Fall's new nail polish shades are debuting now — and with moody autumnal hues, metallics and new effects taking the stage, this season is shaping up to be anything but boring.
Inspired by the glitz and glam of the Roaring Twenties, the Jazz Collection ($14 each, julep.com) features gorgeous neutrals, a must-have holographic glitter, and our favorite — Zelda, a pink champagne metallic.
The assortment of soft crèmes and duo-chromatic shimmers from the Surreal collection ($8.50 each, orlybeauty.com) are meant to be mixed and matched, but the standout is Angel Rain, the light blue that changes shade under different light.
If you want glitter and matte texture, the new Raw Granite collection ($12.50 each, opi.com) is for you. “Diamond-dust gives nails the perfect touch of glamour and can instantly transform any look,” says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI’s Artistic Director. “These two new shades are inspired by raw granite — the diamond’s edgy cousin.”
The Metallics ($20 each, esteelauder.com) are classic fall hues with rich shimmer finishes — perfect for the office or for a night out on the town.
Photo: Estee Lauder
The nail powerhouse always gets it right. This season’s For the Twill of It collection ($8, essie.com) has a mix of brights, neutrals and one very captivating iridescent green-purple hybrid.
Inspired by exotic gmes, the Jewel Heist collection ($17-19 each, deborahlippmann.com) is the perfect fall accessory — no jewelry needed.
Photo: Deborah Lippmann
The cult favorite polish line's new Corrupted Neon Manicure Club Tropicana ($28, ciate.co.uk) has three parts — a coral neon, orange glitter, and a black light topcoat. Get ready to glow under UV lights!
CND's new Vinylux collection ($5.95, cnd.com) promises to last 7 days without a base coat or a lengthy application process. The patent-pending Pro-Light technology is activated by exposure to natural light, not UV. We can’t wait to put this to the test!
Marc Jacobs’ new beauty line hits all the trends with its 24 shades of Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer ($18 each, sephora.com), ranging from deep burgundies to nudes and playful bright glitters. The finish is so shiny, you don’t even need a top coat.
Photo: Marc Jacobs
Sephora Formula X
With over 200 polishes in Sephora's brand new nail collection ($10.50-12.50 each, available in October), ranging from classic creams to sparkly metallics and electric neons, there is literally a shade for every personality. The confetti-like matte glitter topcoats are our personal favorites.
Step Up Your Manicure Game with 10 Must-Try Fall Nail Collections